MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC4) – Some have been calling it a town square for Utah’s newest city, while others consider it a much-needed open space. With construction close to 75% of the way finished, Millcreek Common is slated to be the outdoor space that families in the area have been longing for — complementing a brand new city hall also.

The centerpiece of it all? The Skate Loop – an 11,000 square feet ice-skating area that will be Utah’s largest outdoor ice skating area, which will also be available for summertime roller skating.

“The Skate Loop will be a great outdoor space to bring our community together,” said Councilman Thom DeSirant. “Millcreek has a long history of outstanding events, and Millcreek Common gives our city an amenity space like no other,” he said.

Custom Ice Rinks out of Ontario, Canada laid the coolant system for the ice-skating rink and ribbon, allowing for ice-skating when 55 degrees or colder.

Millcreek Common will also have a restaurant building that will house the second location or popular 9th and 9th Neopolitan style pizzeria, Pizza Nono along with a premium ice cream vendor Normal Ice Cream.

“We’re excited to have this wonderful amenity in Millcreek,” said City Councilwoman Cheri Jackson. “It will be an opportunity for families to gather for countless events, and eventually for shopping and dining, too,” she said.

The groundbreaking event is for the Millcreek city hall and will be open to the public but the event will also feature a sneak peek into the nearly completed Millcreek Common where residents can RSVP here.

 A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Millcreek Common Skate Loop will take place this Saturday, June 4th at 9 PM.