Sheltered under the covered pavilion, the MetroParks Ice Rink measures 70' x 150' and sets the scene as a perfect winter wonderland in downtown Dayton.
The ice rink will host outdoor skating starting November 29, 2013 through February 28, 2014. Patrons may skate daily. Monday through Thursdays, there is no admission charge, so if you have your own skates, you can practice your figure-eights for free.
Admission & Skate Rental Fees
Weekdays: No admission fee; ice skate rentals are $5
Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun) and Holidays: admission is $7 and includes the use of skates. Ages 3 and under are free with a paying adult.
While the rink is open, you can enjoy delicious treats from Silver Fern Café, including a cup of hot chocolate.
|Regular Public Hours:
||Mon-Thu: 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Fri: 2:30 pm - 10 pm
Sat: 11 am - 10 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
|Extended hours November 29, 2013 through January 4, 2014
|Extended hours December 23, 2013 through January 4, 2014
OPEN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S DAYS!
Rent the Rink!
Rink Rentals are available on Sun/Thurs evenings from 6-8 PM and are $300. Includes 50 pairs of skates and 50 cups of hot chocolate. You can add Parker the Penguin to your Rink Rental for an additional $75. Call (937) 274-0126 for further details.
Give the gift of ice skating this year with a MetroParks Ice Rink gift certificate or season pass! Season passes are $40 for individuals and $75 for families of up to 5 (include ice skate rentals). Gift certificates are available in any dollar amount. Call (937) 274-0126 for further details.
For small get-togethers on a budget, Parker Parties are the perfect solution! For just $150, you’ll get 10 admissions with skate rental, 10 meals from Silver Fern Café and 10 invitations with envelopes to send to your party guests. We will also reserve two tables onsite for you and your guests. Parker Parties may be booked anytime the rink is open to the public (except during holiday hours). Book your Parker Party today by calling (937) 274-0126.
Activities, Lessons and More
Take advantage of fun skating activities, such as lessons, themed skating nights and more. Visit our Skating activities page to learn more about available lessons and the schedule of upcoming programs and events.
Those who are into something a bit more competitive should check out our winter leagues! Starting in January, MetroParks Ice Rink will play host to a curling league as well as competitive and recreational broomball leagues.
Broomball is a team sport where players wear shoes rather than skates, and use a “broom” (a stick shaped like a broom) to move the ball around the ice and score goals. Rules and strategies are similar to those of ice hockey. Signups for Broomball begin October 7 and registration is $290 per team. To register your team, visit www.DaytonBroomball.org/riverscape.
Want to play an Olympic sport? Grab some friends and sign up for our brand new Curling League! This team sport involves sliding heavy, granite stones across the ice towards a marked target while your teammates sweep the ice with brooms to alter its path. Curling is accessible to all physical skill levels and no experience is required. Signups for Curling begins October 7 and registration is $360 per team. Visit www.curltroy.org to learn more and to register your team. Curling League is full for 2014.
For more information about the ice rink, call the skate office at (937) 278-2607.