Note: Please note that because of COVID restrictions, you will need to check with each of these places in advance to find out when they are open and what their safety requirements are.

The air is getting chilly and the holidays are upon us. It’s time to strap on your skates for some celebratory fun! Rinks are taking extra precautions this year, but many are still opening for slip-sliding fun for speed skaters or newbies alike. Fill up your thermos with hot cocoa, grab your camera, and read on for a list of our favorite ice skating rinks!

Lloyd Center Ice Rink

Open seven days a week, the skating rink at Lloyd Center mall offers a convenient chance to get on the ice. As a bonus, you can get some Christmas shopping done while the kids have fun! The rink has been a hot spot in Portland since it opened in 1960, but beautiful renovations in the last couple years have ensured it’s continuing success. This year, they’re performing enhanced cleaning services and offering reserved time slots for 60 minute skating sessions (masks required). 

Current COVID information: As of November 18, this rink is closed until further notice from the governor. Please check site or call for more info. This is the most current information we has as of date of publication.

Cost: $19 (including rental!) $9/kids
2218 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR
503-288-6073
Online: lloydice.com

Sherwood Ice Arena

A classic rink in the Sherwood area, this has arena everything you need for a day of winter fun! As of publication the arena is closed to public skating, but you can check out their skating and lesson options to get out on the ice-- they offer hockey, freestyle, general ice skating and more. All options are by reservation only this year, so check out the website in advance.

Updated COVID information: Please check website or call before visiting this location. Our information is updated to the best of our knowledge as of publication date.

Hours vary by week
20407 SW Borchers Dr.
Sherwood, OR
503-625-5757
Online: sherwoodicearena.com

Winterhawks Skating Center

This is the rink that Portland’s own Winterhawks glide onto-- with some extra luck you might even see a player! This official regulation-size rink is a practice space for the team, and also open for pint-sized skater practice. Along with open skate, you can choose from plenty of classes for hockey and beyond, or swing by the pro shop for extra ice gear (or Christmas presents!). Open skate is by reservation only this year, and masks are required.

Updated COVID information: Please contact this business before heading in. Information in this article is current as of publication date.

Cost: $20 admission with skate rental.  Children 5 and under are free with paid adult.
Hours vary weekly
9250 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR
503-297-2521
Online: winterhawksskatingcenter.com

Mountain View Ice Arena

This large, easy to find rink in Vancouver offers all the classic classes as well as plenty of open skating time. Your ice dancers and hockey-stickers will find all the frozen fun they need. Due to COVID they are not offering skate rentals this year so you’ll need to provide your own.

Updated COVID information: Closed until Dec. 14. Please call this business before visiting. Information is current as of the date of publication.

Hours vary weekly
14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
360-896-8700
Online: mtviewice.com

—Katrina Emery

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