Public Skating Sessions

To keep our skating sessions safe and enjoyable for all skaters, all sessions have capped attendance. Therefore, we allow walk-ups only if space is available. We highly encourage patrons to register in advance using our Dash software system or you may be turned away when you arrive. See the directions below on how to create an account and register for sessions.

Please check in with staff upon arrival. If the session is scheduled on the outdoor rink, please enter the rink directly from the parking lot. If the session is on the indoor rink, enter through the front doors.

Session Information and Cost

Regular Sessions (1.5-1.75 hours)
Limited to 100 skaters (up to 120 over the holidays)

These longer skating sessions are primarily held on weekends and holidays. Sessions that are 1.75 hours will have an ice cut halfway through. Skate aids (walkers) are NOT allowed during these sessions.

Admission: $7 per skater | Rental skates: $3 per pair
Children ages 4 and under are free and do not need to pre-register

Family Sessions – Sundays at noon (1.25 hours)
Limited to 50 skaters
Held every Sunday at noon (except during the holidays) and targeted toward families with young children and/or beginning skaters. Skate aids (walkers) are allowed during these sessions.
Admission: $7 per skater | Rental skates: $3 per pair

Weekday Sessions (1.25 hours)
Limited to 60 skaters
Admission: $6 per skater | Rental Skates: $2 per pair

Special Events (2 hours)
Events such as Spooky Skate and Skate with Santa. These have a maximum capacity of 150 skaters.
Admission: $9 per skater | Rental Skates: $3 per pair

Cheap Skate – Mondays at 2:45 pm  (1 hour – excludes holidays)
Limited to 50 skaters
Admission and rental skates: $5 per skater

Senior Skate (1 hour)
Limited to 50 skaters
Skating time for adults ages 55 and older.
Admission and rental skates: $4 per person

Parent and Tot Skate (45 minutes)
Limited to 40 skaters
Skating time for preschool age children and their parent or caregiver. Skate aids (walkers) are allowed during these sessions.
Admission and rental skates: $4 per person

Other sessions may be added such as DJ Skates, adult skates and more! Prices and details will be posted on our Dash registration site.


  1. Create an account in Dash. You will need to create accounts for anyone you are registering (spouse/children). If you bring different people, you can create a generic account (e.g., John Doe).
  2. Click on “drop-in events” on the left-hand menu.
  3. Search for the day/time of your desired session
  4. Click on the cart to check out.

Sign ups for public programs opens five days prior to the start of the month (e.g., registration for December events opens November 26).


Search for event type “public session” on the schedule and look for public skate. Special sessions are listed as “special events.”

Save money with a membership or digital punch card!

Memberships begin at $50 for the year and offer discounted admission and early registration for programs. Punch cards are available in either 5 or 10 punches. Both may purchased online. See our membership page for more information.

General Information

Rental Skates

We have nearly 300 pairs of hockey and figure skates for rent in a range of sizes from toddler size 8 to adult size 14. Rentals may be purchased in advance online and picked up from the skate shop. Staff will size skates appropriately based on patrons’ shoe size.


The indoor rink is generally 40-50 degrees and the outdoor rink can be cold. Be sure to wear long (thin) socks, gloves, and warm layers to ensure an enjoyable experience. Though not required, we highly recommend wearing a helmet (hockey, bike or ski helmets work).


Please abide by our posted Skater Code of Conduct as these rules are designed to keep everyone safe during skating sessions.

Registration Information

All registrations will be handled online through the Dash platform site.You will need to create an account and complete a waiver before registering. See our Dash information page for a step-by-step guide on how to create an account.

Sign up for public programs using the “drop-in events” tab on the menu!

You may also download the “Dash Member” app through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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