Public Skating Sessions

See our home page for theme skates and special event information!

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 DaySmart 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, or use the “register” button. Admission fees are based on the length and type of session, which are listed below.

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

Sessions are 1.5 or 1.75 hours and limited to 175 skaters (200 during the holidays). These sessions are primarily held on weekends and holidays during the winter season. Sessions that are 1.75 hours will have an ice cut halfway through.

Cost

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

Sessions are 1.25 hours and limited to 60 skaters. These sessions are held Sundays at noon (except holidays) and allow families with young children and/or beginning skaters to learn in a less-crowded environment.

Cost

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

Weekday Sessions

Sessions are 1.25 hours and limited to 60 skaters.

Cost

Admission: $6 per skater | Rental Skates: $2 per pair | Children ages 4 and under are free.

Special Events (2 hours)

Sessions are 2 hours and limited to 200 skaters. These are events such as Spooky Skate, Skate with Santa and other themed skates, with an ice cut halfway through the session.

Cost

Admission: $9 per skater | Rental Skates: $3 per pair | Children ages 4 and under are free.

Cheap Skate

Sessions are one hour and limited to 60 skaters, typically held on Monday afternoons (excluding holidays) and where noted.

Cost

Admission and rental skates: $5 per skater | Children ages 4 and under are free.

Senior Skate

Sessions are one hour and limited to 60 skaters. These sessions are for adults ages 55 and older.

Cost

Admission and rental skates: $4 per person

Parent and Tot Skate (Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Missoula)

Sessions are 45 minutes and limited to 50 skaters. These sessions are for preschool-age children and their parent or caregiver.

Cost

Admission and rental skates: $4 per person. All children, regardless of age, must pay for admission.


Registration

  1. 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).
  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).


Schedule

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


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.

Attire

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).

Skate Aids (Walkers)

Skate aids are NOT allowed during public skating sessions, except for Family Skates and Parent/Tot skates. If you have a beginner or young skater who will need assistance, please come to one of these skating sessions.


Rules

Please abide by our posted Skater’s Code of Conduct as these rules are designed to keep everyone safe during skating sessions. Skating is at the users own risk.

Register using “drop-in events” after you create an account or login to an existing account.

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