Public Skating Sessions

Public skating sessions provide a safe, fun environment for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Based on feedback from customers, we are continuing online registration and capped attendance for pubic skating sessions during the 2021-2022 season. We will allow walk-ups, but highly encourage patrons to register in advance using our new software system. Patrons must check in with staff upon arrival.

Regular sessions are 1.5 hours in length and capped at 75 skaters. Family Skates are targeted toward families with young children and/or beginning skaters and are limited to 40 skaters. Skate aids (walkers) are allowed during Family Skates. Other sessions are listed below.


Admission: $7 per skater | Rental Skates: $3 per pair
Children under age four skate for free

Save money with a membership or digital punch card!

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


Search for event type “public session” on the schedule and look for public skate.

Special Sessions

Weekday Lunch Skates (1.25 hours)
Admission: $6 per skater | Rental Skates: $2 per pair

Special Events (2 hours)
Admission: $9 per skater | Rental Skates: $3 per pair

Cheap Skate (1 hour)
Admission and rental skates: $5 per skater

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

Parent and Tot Skate (45 minutes)
Skating time for preschool age children and their parent or caregiver. Walkers are available 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 registration website.

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.


Glacier Ice Rink has switched to a new recreation software system, Dash. Dash will allow our customers to view the rink schedule and register for public and hockey programs through an easier-to-use website and mobile app.

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.

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

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