Public skating sessions allow skaters of all ages and abilities a chance to enjoy a fun, healthy recreational activity. Whether you want to practice your skating skills or simply enjoy time with family or friends, we’ve got you covered!
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants, sessions have capped attendance. Therefore, we allow walk-ups only if space is available. We highly encourage patrons to register in advance using our DaySmart software system or you may be turned away when you arrive. This is generally more of an issue during winter weekend sessions.
Session Information and Cost
Sessions are 1.25-1.75 hours long (depending on day/time/season) and are capped at 175 skaters. Sessions that are 1.75 hours will have an ice cut halfway through. Skate aids (walkers) are NOT allowed during these sessions. These sessions are generally held on weekends – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – and holidays.
Cost: Admission – $9; skate rental – $3. Children ages 4 and under are free
Sponsored by Horizon Credit Union
These sessions allow families with young children and/or beginning skaters to skate in a less-crowded environment. Sunday sessions are 75 minutes, weekday sessions are 60 minutes (no ice cut) and sessions are limited to 60 skaters. Skate aids ARE allowed during these sessions.
Cost: Admission – $10; skate rental – $3. Children ages 4 and under are free.
Sessions are one hour and limited to 60 skaters. Skate aids are NOT allowed during these sessions. These are held Mondays (holidays excepted) and Thursdays.
Cost: Admission and skate rental – $6 (no discount for your own skates). Children ages 4 and under are free.
These one-hour sessions (no ice cut) are held Wednesday mornings and are for adults ages 55 and older. Sessions are limited to 40 skaters.
Cost: Admission and skate rental – $5 (no discount for your own skates).
Parent and Tot Skate
Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Missoula
These 45-minute sessions (no ice cut) are held Wednesday mornings and are for preschool-age children and their parent or caregiver. Sessions are limited to 50 skaters and skate aids ARE allowed during these sessions.
Cost: Admission and skate rental – $5. All skaters, regardless of age are charged. Helmets are required for children.
Special Events and Theme Skates
These sessions are where we have some fun and pick a theme for the skate. Sessions are 1.75 or 2 hours (ice cut included) and capacity is expanded to 200 skaters. Special events and theme skates are posted on our home page. Skate aids are NOT allowed during these sessions.
Cost: Admission – $12; skate rental – $3. Children ages 4 and under are free.
- Create an account in our Daysmart Recreation system. You will need to create accounts for anyone you are registering (spouse/children). If you bring different people to skate, you can create a generic account (e.g., John Doe).
- Click on “drop-in events” on the left-hand menu.
- Search for the day/time of your desired session
- Click on the cart to check out.
Online registration for public programs opens one week prior to the start of the month (e.g., registration for December events opens November 24).