Our goal is to get you onto the ice as quickly as possible. Here’s how to do it…

Start by bringing a backpack you can comfortably wear while skating to keep your valuables with you.  Leave the rest in your car prior to entering the rink.  Sorry, no lockers.

Downtown Ice EntranceStep 1: Follow the Entrance sign to the rink.

Make sure everyone in your party is ready to skate.  And we mean READY! (take care of your bathroom business).  Sorry – no in-and-out privileges.  Allow for extra time in line during peak days and hours.

Step 2: Pay to skate.

Stand in line and payCheck out the nifty monitors that tell you about more of the great Downtown for the Holidays attractions.  Please read the disclaimer signs.  You must agree to the terms before you can skate.



Step 3: Pick out your skates.

Pick out your skates

At the skates pick-up window turn in one shoe for a pair of skates and a numbered tag. This numbered tag is the ticket to getting your shoe back later, so keep it in a secure place.

Bring a few pair of socks. Skate sizes range from a toddler 8 to men’s 13, more skaters means less available sizes. Half sizes are not offered, so if you decide to go up a size, make sure you have extra thick socks.


Step 4: Put on your skates

Make sure they’re nice and tight. Tuck the laces into your skates so they don’t get in the way.  Remember where you sat to put on your skates, because it’s likely the same place where you eft you other shoe!



Step 5: Safety First

If you have a bike or ski helmet, strap that on before you hit the ice.  Helmets are advised, but not required.




Time to skate

Step 6: Time to skate

Be safe, hold on to rails if you need guidance.

Step 7:  HAVE FUN!






Bring back skates Step 8: Bring back your skates

Had enough? Bring back your skates with the laces tucked in and have your numbered tag ready to claim your other shoe.



If you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s plenty of places to satisfy your hunger in the downtown area visit our dining page for more information.

Did you have such a good time you can’t wait to put on those skates again? There are lots of specials at the rink before and after the peak holiday season where you can skate for less.  Group rates and skate parties are available, too.

It’s great to be downtown for the holidays and there’s a lot do to before or after visiting Downtown Ice, most of which is just walking distance from the rink. See you soon!


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