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Sheltered under the covered pavilion at Riverscape, the regions largest outdoor ice rink is located in Downtown Dayton.
METROPARKS ICE RINK OPENS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 24, 2017 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2018. OPENING HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE VISIT THE METROPARKS WEBSITE OR CALL THE ICE RINK AT (937) 278-2607 TO CONFIRM HOURS. ESPECIALLY DURING PERIODS OF SEVERE OR UNCOOPERATIVE WEATHER THE ICE RINK MAY NOT BE OPEN.
The region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink opens Friday, Nov. 24, for season-long, family-friendly fun on the banks of the scenic Great Miami River in downtown Dayton. Presented by MIX 107.7, admission to the MetroParks Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark (237 E. Monument Ave.) is $5 daily, and visitors can rent ice skates for $2. Ages 3 and younger are free with a paying adult.
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. With its appeal to both young and old, the experience of skating at the MetroParks Ice Rink is fast becoming a holiday tradition for Miami Valley families looking for something fun to do together, and with its location along the riverfront, the MetroParks Ice Rink also is a great way to experience the outdoors during cooler weather.
The Ice Rink will be open through Feb. 28, including special holiday hours. The rink will be open during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, as well as during other holidays throughout the season. Visit metroparks.org/icerink to find the complete schedule.
Admission, Skate Rental Fees, Season Passes & Gift Certificates
Admission fee is $5 daily and ice skate rental is $2. Need a unique gift idea for the holidays? Gift certificates are also available, as well as season passes.
While at RiverScape MetroPark, visitors can warm up by the fire and grab snacks, hot chocolate and more.
Skating lessons for adults and children are held at the rink throughout the season and cover basic skills that will have participants moving comfortably on the ice.
The MetroParks Ice Rink is great for school field trips, office outings, family outings, kids’ parties, club activities, church socials and more. Rink rentals are available on Sunday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM throughout the rink season.
“The rink has become a seasonal destination in the Miami Valley, and we are really honored to be a part of that tradition for area families,” said James Carter, RiverScape MetroPark operations coordinator. “As the weather gets cooler, it’s refreshing to be able to experience the outdoors, get some exercise, and have fun with friends and family.”
So grab your mittens and the kids, your sweetheart, your coworkers and your friends and hit the ice!
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