Fountain Square Ice Rink

Ice skating on Fountain Square
Ice skating on Fountain Square

A favorite rink of both locals and visitors, the ice rink on Fountain Square opens annually during Halloween weekend and stays open for skating through Presidents' Day. It's $6 to enter the rink and $4 to rent skates. Don't miss fun events like Watch It, Wear It with movies on the giant LED board and characters from the movies as special guest skaters; Tailgate Skate during Bengals games and Sing Along skates.

Ice Skating at Ark Encounter

ChristmasTime at the Ark's laser projection show “Encounter the Wonder”
ChristmasTime at the Ark's laser projection show “Encounter the Wonder”

Glide on the largest Glice® rink in North America September-December 30, 2018. This synthetic ice acts just like real ice and isn't dependent on any temperature requirements so you can skate any day. You will, however, need to wear the skates made specially for the state-of-the-art rink (included in cost of ice skating session). Cost is $8; $5 during ChristmasTime at the Ark in 2019.

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink in Lawrenceburg

Ice skating
Ice skating
Head to Todd-Creech Park in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to enjoy the outdoor ice rink. Admission to the is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 2-14 (skate rental included with admission; admission is free for Lawrenceburg residents with proof of residency). The rink hosts a Teen Night, when middle schoolers and high schoolers have the rink all to themselves; and in December, Santa and the Mrs. visit! The Lawrenceburg ice skating rink 2019 hours will be posted soon. thinklawrenceburg.com 

Ice Rink at Summit Park

Summit Park Ice Rink
Summit Park Ice Rink

You can find the newest ice skating rink in Blue Ash at Summit Park. This rink is conveniently located outside under a glass canopy near the park's restaurants. Admission is $5 and includes skate rental; ice rink will open in November 2019. Stop by Nanny Belle's to purchase snacks, drinks, hand warmers, and gloves!

Snow Flake Ice Skating at Winterfest at Kings Island

Winterfest at Kings Island
Winterfest at Kings Island
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. More details and dates of when Kings Island transforms into this winter wonderland to come.

Ice Skating on the Levee

Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee

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. 2019 dates TBA.

Northern Kentucky Ice Center

The only all-year indoor ice rink in Northern Kentucky 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. Admission to the rink is $8 and you can rent skates for $3.  

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'. Admission cost includes skate rental and is $10 adults, $8 ages 12 and under, and $12 for DJ skates.

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. Check website for public skate hours. Cost is $10 per person which includes skate rental.

Skating is a fun and wonderful way to chase away your winter woes! Find more ideas for winter fun here.

Written by Emily Lloyd with updates by Amber Potter.