Our Go! Weekend Pick ~ Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate

Our Weekend Picks.pngOur Go! Weekend Pick ~ Need to get out of the house and do something active over the upcoming Christmas weekend?

Why not go ice skating? There are locations in both Dayton and Cincinnati for your frosty winter time fun.

About the size of the rink at New York’s Rockefeller center, the Fountain Square ice rink is in view of the fountain in the redesigned square. No skates of your own? Take advantage of the skate rental. 

When the skating makes you hungry, enjoy the vending machine fare in the heated tent or go to one of the restaurants (like Graeters, Ingredients, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Rock Bottom Brewery and Via Vite) within a 2 block radius of the Square.

Hours:     Rates
December 22-24 10 am – 10 pm  $3 for admission, $3 for skate rental
December 25 2 pm – 10 pm

Click here for a map.


2 options are available.

Outdoors ~
Check out RiverScape MetroPark. This 10,500 square foot rink is sheltered under a covered pavilion overlooking the river in downtown Dayton. Enjoy yummy treats from Café Velo.

Hours:     Rates
December 22 11 am – 9 pm  Admission for these dates is $7 and includes skates
December 23 1 pm – 4 pm
December 24 11 am – 5 pm
December 25 1 – 8 pm

Located at 229 East Monument Ave. Dayton, OH 45402

Indoors ~
Kettering Ice Arena is a 17,000 square foot rink located in the Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Drive in Kettering. There are lockers, skate rental and concessions available.

December 22     Holiday Open Skate 1:10 pm  – 3:00 pm
                           Holiday Open Skate 8:10 pm – 10:00 pm
December 23     Holiday Open Skate 1:10 pm – 3:00 pm
December 24     Adult Skate 8 am – 10 am
                           Holiday Open Skate 12:10 – 5 pm 
December 25     Closed

Resident          Youth $3.50  Adult $4.00      Non-resident   Youth $7.00  Adult $8.00

Skate Rental Resident $2.50  Non-resident $2.50

Have a Merry Christmas!!!