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Stuff for Families to do in Northwest Arkansas: The Jones Center

Have you ever been frantically pacing around your house on a crazy day scrambling to find something using Google to do with your kids in Northwest Arkansas? 

Don't worry. We've been there, too.

There are a lot of lists out there of "Stuff to do in Northwest Arkansas", but not all of them are applicable to your family dynamic. Maybe you need something you can bring toddlers to, or maybe you need something under $20 for the whole family, or maybe you need a place to refer your teenagers to go to after they've been staring at their phones for the 3rd straight hour. 

Here's a list of "Stuff to do in Northwest Arkansas" that is perfect for families of all sizes and needs, Jones Center style. 

Of course, we have to start with the ice rink. We boast the only year-round ice arena in Northwest Arkansas, and we have plenty of public sessions for you to bring your family. Our family rate allows you to bring a family of 4 ice skating for just $20, and only $3 per person if you have more than 4 family members.

This unique activity is a lot of fun, and will give your kids something to talk about for days.

Ice skating is only $7 per person for a public session for an individual.

Our pools are state-of-the-art, but can be accessed at a very affordable price. 1 swim session is only $3, so you can bring the kids and a picnic lunch to eat outside at the park for less than $15. The pool area is constantly buzzing with birthday parties and competitive swim teams.

There's so much going on at The Center, we didn't have time to fit it all into one blog post. Here are some of our other basic daily pass costs if you're interested in spending an afternoon here with your family. 

Reminder: Here are all of our basic daily pass costs.

Ice rink: $7

Pool: $3

Gymnasium: $3

Gymnastics room: $3

Fitness Center: $5

Fitness Classes: $3

How do you like to spend time at The Jones Center with your family? Let us know by commenting below. #JonesCenterFun




After the Snow Falls: The Frozen Event

The Center has thawed back out after the Frozen event, but it was an amazing afternoon on July 25th.  From 12-3 pm, there was singing with the soundtrack, photo booths, face painting, coloring, and best of all: ice skating with the princesses from Frozen (Once Upon a Party NWA). 

What was your favorite part of the afternoon? We loved giving away an awesome gift basket via social media contest using the hashtag #JCFrozenSkate and by "Checking In" at the Center on Facebook and Instagram. 


Which princess would you like to see come to the Center next time? #JCFrozenSkate