Ice skating in Salt Lake is a fun activity for everyone: group activities, dates, family fun, and more. With options that run the gamut from outdoor parks to Olympic venues, and various things to try, including public skating, skating lessons, organized hockey leagues, curling, and figure skating, check out some of our favorite ice skating rinks:
239 S. Main St., Salt Lake
A beautiful outdoor, oval arena set in the heart of downtown, the Gallivan Center ice rink is a wonderful winter tradition. Come after nightfall and enjoy the lights, both of the city and the holiday variety, and warm up after with hot cocoa from the concessions stand.
1354 E. Chambers Ave., Millcreek
If you’re looking for one of the newest hot neighborhoods in Salt Lake, look no further than Millcreek. This up and coming area is chock-full of new developments and at its core is the urban vibrant city center, Millcreek Common. Whether it’s live DJ skate nights or aerial artists twirling while you skate, the vibes are always high at this ice rink. This lively ice rink will have you skating amongst colored lights, music, and food truck breaks. They also always have fresh and unique events happening year-round, so be sure to check out their instagram, @millcreekcommon, for upcoming events and happenings.
7500 S. 2700 E., Cottonwood Heights
Get a chance to skate on the same ice that was the official practice site for Olympic gold medalist Kristy Yamaguchi during the 2002 Winter Olympics. With an Olympic-sized indoor arena, Learn-To-Skate, Learn-To-Play Hockey, and Freestyle sessions, and public ice skating sessions that include rentals of Bobby the Seal skate aids for kids under 8, Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center promises great experiences.
5201 S. Murray Park Ln., Murray
What used to be a small outdoor ice rink has been transformed into a larger year-round indoor arena. With public skating, hockey, and figure skating programs, the Salt Lake County Ice Center has it all. Located at Murray Park on State Street, the park is a beautiful place to take a stroll after a long ice skating session.
645 South Guardsman Way
The Salt Lake City Sports Complex is located on the east side of the Salt Lake valley, and is the perfect place to go for a skating lesson, or just open skate. Another official training venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics, this venue features two Olympic-sized rinks.
5662 S. Cougar Ln. (4800 W.), Kearns
The Utah Olympic Oval, located in Kearns, was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and has been known as "The Fastest Ice on Earth" with over 100 world records in speed skating. With open skate sessions for the public generally held August through March, skating this 400-meter oval where world champions have trained and competed is a unique experience.