Want to Know When and Where Pittsburgh-Area Ice Skating Rinks Are Open?

Ice skaters now have plenty of options just as the cold weather settles in.
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Lace up your skates and hit the ice, Pittsburgh! The winter season is upon us, and there’s no feeling quite like gliding across a freshly frozen rink with the cool air fanning across your cheeks.

Enjoy fun for the entire family at one of Pittsburgh’s rinks, including special holiday events such as skating with Santa at Schenley Park or the UPMC Rink at PPG Place, Downtown. Hockey programs for children and adults are also held at the rinks at North Park and South Park. Celebrating a winter birthday or celebration? Some of the rinks are also available for rentals. 

Skaters both young and old hit the Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink (10341 Overlook Drive, near the tennis courts) Monday for the first time this season. The Schenley rink has been providing entertaining experiences for the community since 1975.

The Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink also hosts a number of special skating sessions through the winter:

  • Skate With Santa, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18
  • Mascot Skate, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
  • Disco Night (Adults Only), 8 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4
  • Valentines On Ice, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14

For more information on the Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink, visit the website here.

The UPMC Rink At PPG Place
Enter a scene straight from a holiday card at the UPMC Rink At PPG Place, Downtown – which is 67% larger than the rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. A 66-foot Christmas tree adorned with more than 103,000 lights serves as the centerpiece of the rink and performs more than 150 choreographed musical shows.

Tuesday Family Nights begin on Jan. 10. One child will be admitted free with each paid adult. Use the code TUESDAYFAMILY when purchasing tickets online. 

Beginning Jan. 11, half-price student nights will be held with valid student ID or report card. 

For more information on the UPMC Rink At PPG Place, visit the website here. Follow on Facebook for special announcements. 

North and South Park Rinks
The rinks at North Park and South Park are also open for skating. 

The North Park Rink is located at: 1101 Pearce Mill Road, Pine. In addition to public skating sessions, North Park hosts a 3v3 Penguins Foundation Women’s Hockey League from Nov. 21 to Dec. 19 this year. Matches are held from 8 to 9 p.m. each Monday. Open Stick Times are also held at both rinks, from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Ice skating and hockey programs are also available at both rinks for ages 3 and older, including a free Give Hockey a Shot! children’s program that teaches them the basics of the game.

The South Park Ice Skating Rink features an NHL-size rink and a skate trail. It is located at 30 Corrigan Drive, Bethel Park.

For more information on the rinks at North Park and South Park, visit the website. You may also follow Allegheny County Parks on Facebook for special announcements and closures. 

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