Outdoor Ice Skating

Offering season-long, family-friendly experiences for skaters of all ages, the MetroParks Ice Rink has beautiful views of the scenic Great Miami River in downtown Dayton and is the region’s largest outdoor ice-skating rink. Admission to the MetroParks Ice Rink — located under the pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. — is $7 daily, and visitors can rent ice skates for $3.

Open through the end of February, visit metroparks.org/icerink for a complete schedule.

Season passes are available: passes include season-long admission and skate rentals for up to five people, and individual passes cover the same costs for one person. Season pass holders may also receive discounts at the RiverScape Café.

Visitors can stay warm while purchasing admission under the MSD Warming Zone. The Kettering Health Network Comfort Tent, presented by Butler Heating and Air Conditioning, is adjacent to the rink and provides skaters and observers a warm place to take a break from the winter weather. Additionally, warm snacks and beverages will be available at the RiverScape Café.

Recreation activities at the rink include curling and broomball. To learn more about these programs, visit metroparks.org/icerink.

Skating lessons for children, teens, and adults are held at the rink throughout the season and cover basic skills that will have participants moving comfortably on the ice. Access to Nature Scholarships are available to qualifying families who wish to participate in skating programs. Provided by the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation, these scholarships are for those of all ages and pay for part of the cost of fee-based programs. Visit metroparks.org/scholarships to learn more and apply. To register or view a list of available lessons, visit metroparks.org/skating.