Fountain Square Ice Rink

Family of three ice skating on Fountain Square (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Ice skating on Fountain Square (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

Visiting the ice rink on Fountain Square is an annual tradition for many local and visiting families. New this year: bumper cars! Make your reservations up to two weeks in advance for a 60-minute session. Concessions and a warming tent are available. Masks and reservations required. Open November 7 through February 28, 2021.

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink in Lawrenceburg

Close-up of ice skates on an ice rink (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Ice skating (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

Head to Todd-Creech Memorial Park in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to enjoy the outdoor Winter Wonderland Ice Rink throughout the holiday season. The city also hosts additional holiday events on its Main Street throughout the season. Open November 7, 2020 through January 3, 2021.  

Ice Rink at Summit Park

People ice skating at the ice rink at Summit Park (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Ice Rink at Summit Park (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

The Summit Park Ice Rink in Blue Ash is conveniently located outside under a glass canopy near the park's restaurants. Stop by Nanny Belle's to purchase snacks, drinks, hand warmers, and gloves! Masks and pre-registration required. Open November 14, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

Ice Skating at Fifty West

Ice skating at the Fifty West Brewing Company ice rink (photo: Fifty West Brewing Company)
Ice skating at the Fifty West Brewing Company ice rink (photo: Fifty West Brewing Company)

Get the blood flowing with ice skating on the new outdoor 40-by-80-foot rink at the Fifty West Burger Bar; then refuel with burgers and craft beer. Cozy up before or after your one-hour session with heated tents, hot cocoa and fire pits. Masks and reservations required. Opens November 16, 2020.

Ice Skating at Creation Museum

Exterior of Creation Museum lit up with holiday lights for ChristmasTown event. (photo: Answers in Genesis)
ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum (photo: Answers in Genesis)

Glide on Creation Museum's Glice® rink during its ChristmasTown event. This synthetic ice acts just like real ice, but it isn't dependent on any temperature requirements so you can skate no matter the weather. You will, however, need to wear the skates made specially for the state-of-the-art rink (included in cost of ice skating session). Open November 27 through December 30, 2020.

Snow Flake Ice Skating at Winterfest at Kings Island

Winterfest at Kings Island
Winterfest at Kings Island
CANCELLED FOR 2020.
Skate on the Snowflake Lake Ice Skating Rink, located on the shimmering, majestic Royal Fountain right in front of the Eiffel Tower on International Street. Skating is $15 for a 30-minute session, and advance registration is recommended so that you can get the time slot you want.

Ice Skating on the Levee

Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee

CANCELLED IN 2020.
Now you can top off an evening of holiday shopping or a night out for dinner and drinks with Newport on the Levee's 9,000-square-foot ice skating rink – the largest outdoor rink in all of Kentucky! Admission and skate rental is $15, or pay just $10 if you bring your own ice skates.

Goggin Ice Rink

The Miami University campus ice rink offers public ice skating for guests of all ages. Masks and pre-registration are required. General sessions avilable during select times on Saturdays and Sundays.

Northern Kentucky Ice Center

The only all-year indoor ice rink in Northern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky Ice Center offers general skating lessons as well as figure skating lessons and hockey. During public skate the ice is open to everyone. The center even has two ice surfaces, including a full-size NHL rink and a smaller studio rink. Public skating is available during select times Fridays through Sundays.

Northland Ice Center

Located north of Cincinnati in Evendale, Northland Ice Center is a year-round indoor rink offering lessons, all-ages hockey, and public skating with DJs and laser effects. The rink is a regulation NHL size ice surface 200' by 85'. Public skating available daily during select times.

Sports Plus

Also located in Evendale, Sports Plus is a huge entertainment center offering tons of activities in addition to ice skating. Basketball, volleyball, and hockey are also enjoyed here, as well as arcade games and a rock wall. Public skating available during select times Saturdays and Sundays.

Skating is a fun and wonderful way to chase away your winter woes and get the family out of the house! Find more ideas for winter fun here.

Written by Emily Lloyd with updates by Amber Potter.