LET THE WINTER FUN BEGIN…...
Under the right conditions, ice skating on small ponds or outdoor rinks is available at the following Ohio State Parks:
Beaver Creek State Park – East Liverpool, Ohio
Buckeye Lake State Park – Millersport, Ohio
Delaware State Park – Delaware, Ohio
Dillon State Park – Nashport, Ohio
Malabar Farm State Park – Lucas, Ohio
Quail Hollow State Park – Hartville, Ohio
Sycamore State Park – Trotwood, Ohio
For more area sledding and ice skate rinks view below.
WINTERFEST in Downtown Cleveland
Dates: November 27 – February 27, 2022
Location: Downtown Cleveland Public Square
WINTER RIVERFEST – Cleveland Metroparks
Dates: Nov 26/January 2, 2022
Select times (see website)
Location: Lakefront Reservation – Merwin’s Wharf
1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland 44113
Winter RiverFest presented by Troy-Bilt is again transforming Rivergate Park and Merwin’s Wharf for the holiday season beginning Friday, November 26. New this year, guests will enjoy a refrigerated ice skating rink and appearances by Santa. In addition, there will be festive decor, a beer garden and firepits, retail shop and an igloo dining experience along the Cuyahoga River in The Flats. Reserve your skate rentals, your private igloo rental & learn more information by visiting clevelandmetroparks.com/WinterRiverFest.
ICE SKATING RINK – 2021
Enjoy a real, ice-skating rink at Rivergate Park providing a new recreational opportunity along the Cuyahoga River. Skating reservations are available in advance online and include skate rental and access to the ice for 90 minutes.
ICE SKATING RATES
Book your rink time
$15 – Ice Skating Admission (ages 6 and up)
$8 – Pre-Schooler (ages 3 – 5)
$10 – skating aid rental
All skaters must be at least 3 years of age
Walk-ups will be accepted based on availability. Private ice rentals are available.
CLEVELAND METROPARKS CHALET TOBOGGAN CHUTES
Ohio’s tallest and fastest toboggan chutes.
OPENS: November 26, 2021
LOCATION: 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Click here to purchase tickets and view times.
All-day tickets – $13 adults | $11 children (11 and under) or one ride ticket $6
440.572.9990 | website
No Snow Required! Experience the icy thrill of tobogganing at The Chalet in Mill Stream Run Reservation, 16200 Valley Parkway Strongsville, OH 44136, located on Valley Parkway between Routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville (a short distance from both I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike). The twin, 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes operate with or without snow through early March, weather permitting.
ALL RIDERS MUST BE 42” or TALLER and MUST WEAR GLOVES OR MITTENS THAT COVER YOUR FINGERTIPS TO RIDE THE CHUTES. NO EXCEPTIONS.
ICE SKATING RINK – 2021
THE RINK AT WADE OVAL
LOCATION: 10820 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106
Dates: December 3 – February 27, 2022
Fridays: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon to 7 p.m.
Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.
Open daily December 20 – 31
Mondays – Fridays: Noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
Open MLK Day & Presidents Day Noon-5:00 p.m.
216.707.5033 | website
***ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE***
GEAUGA COUNTY PARKS
ALPINE VALLEY SKI RESORT
106260 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026
440-285-2211 | alpinevalleyohio.com
THE POND FAMILY FRIENDLY ICE RINK – indoor rink
LOCATION: 9999 East Washington Street • Auburn Township, OH 44023
440.543.3884 | website
Hours vary. 10 skater minimum
ALL skaters, ALL ages need to buy an admission slot. There will only be 40 slots available per Public Skate session. All skaters wear masks.
Admission is $10 (skate rental included).
- CROSS COUNTRY SKIING (rentals available January at Chapin Forest Reservation )
- SNOWSHOEING (rentals available January at Chapin Forest Reservation )
For equipment reservation information click here.
MENTOR CIVIC ICE ARENA – indoor arena
LOCATION: 8600 Munson Rd., Mentor, OH 44060
440.974.5730 | website
PUNDERSON STATE PARK
11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065
- Three snowmobile trails offer access to the park for those with snowmobiles.
- Two cross-country ski trails are available as weather permits.
- Dog sleds are permitted on the Mushers Trail which is a moderate 1.2 miles.
For more information click here.
MILL CREEK METROPARKS
Wick Recreation Area, McCollum Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509
Open 9am – 9pm | lights turned on at dusk
For additional information click here.
- CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
For locations click here.
ICE SKATING RINK – 2021-22
Ice Skating Rink – Winter Campus
Dates: November 26-January 2, 2022
Location: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown
505 Gypsy Ln, Youngstown, OH 44504
For more information visit website.
Skating and family events are free, but reservations are required.
Plan Your Escape to Frosty & Fabulous Portage County!
Enjoy winter hikes, ice skating, sledding, birding, camping, ice fishing, antique shops, outlet mall, wineries, unique coffee shops and more. CLICK HERE to read more.
ICE SKATING RINK – 2021-22
KENT SKATES – Outdoor
Dates: November 20-February 28, 2022
LOCATION: This seasonal rink will be located on a section of E. Erie St. in downtown Kent, between SR 59 (Haymaker Pkwy.) and S. Depeyster St., between the PARTA parking deck and the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center.
FREE and open to the public.
KENT STATE ICE ARENA – Indoor Arena
LOCATION: 650Loop Road, Kent, OH 44242
330.672-RINK | website
Public Skating | Skating Lessons
3100 Possum Run Rd, Mansfield, OH 44903
419-774.9818 | snowtrails.com
East Canton Family Golf Sledding
5447 Lincoln St., East Canton, OH
Maize Valley Market & Winery Sledding Hill
6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, OH
Malone University Sledding Hill
2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH
Silver Park Sledding Hill
2930 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH
Wampler Park Sledding Hill
1818 Main Ave. West. Massillon, OH
Westbrook Veterans’ Memorial Park Sledding Hill
13th St. NW, Canton, OH
SUMMIT COUNTY METROPARKS
Cascade Valley Metro Park| Oxbow Area (lighted)
1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron
Firestone Metro Park | Tuscarawas Meadows Area
2620 Harrington Rd., Akron
Firestone Metro Park | Warner Road Area
200 E. Warner Rd., Akron
Furnace Run Metro Park | Brushwood Area
4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield
Goodyear Heights Metro Park | Main Entrance (lighted)
2077 Newton St., Akron
Munroe Falls Metro Park | Lake Area (lighted)
521 S. River Rd., Munroe FallsSand Run Metro Park | North Hawkins Area (lighted)
800 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron
- Ice Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
BOSTON MILLS SKI
7100 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
1146 W. HIghland Rd., Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
330.657.2334 | bmbw.com
LOCK 3 WINTER BLAST
10,000 sq. ft. ice rink, Ohio’s largest seasonal ice skating rink.
LOCATION: 200 S. MAIN STREET, AKRON, OH 44308
Dates: Opens November 26, 2021
Lock 3’s annual WinterBlast will open Friday, November 26, 2021, filled to the brim with winter’s coolest activities. You’ll find ice skating, fire pits, rentable igloos, ice bumper cars, and cozy food and drinks—perfect for an adult night-out or a family adventure.
If you know of additional ice skating rinks or sledding areas, please send us an email with details.
Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel. She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.
Editor’s note: Part of this story ran in 2021. The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2021 season. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.
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