20 Outdoor and Indoor Ice Skating Rinks Around Rochester

There are several options when looking for ice skating rinks. It first depends on whether you own your own skates or need to rent. All indoor, plus a few outdoor rinks, have skate rentals available.

For outdoor ice rinks, to begin making ice Rochester needs 3-5 days of sub 32 degree daily high temperatures for the ice to form and set.

Outdoor ice skating is a great COVID-19 date idea, too.

Ice Skating Rinks: Martin Luther King Jr Park at Manhattan Square Outdoor Rink
Martin Luther King Jr Park at Manhattan Square

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

With Skate Rentals Available

  1. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park at Manhattan Square
  2. Town of Irondequoit
  3. Town of Greece
Ice Skating at Churchville Park
Churchville Park

Bring Your Own Skates

  1. Highland Park at the Lily Pond on South Ave near School #12
  2. Churchville Park
  3. Ellison Park
  4. Veteran’s Memorial Park
  5. Akron Falls Park
  6. Como Lake Park
Rochester Ice Center
Rochester Ice Center

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

  1. Rochester Ice Center
  2. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, MCC
  3. Lakeshore Hockey Arena
  4. Scottsville Ice Arena
  5. Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex
  6. Village Sports
  7. Webster Ice Arena
  8. Falleti Ice Arena
  9. Tuttle North Ice Arena, College at Brockport
  10. Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena, RIT

A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.
― George Bernard Shaw

More information on ice skating rinks around Rochester

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Indoor rinks are consistently maintained and shielded from the weather, making them a great place to go on a hot summer day!

Indoor rinks share ice with hockey practice, lessons, and games so public skate times may not work with your schedule.

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Outdoor ice skating rinks tend to be free to access with your own skates, with typical park hours.

Outdoor rinks are open to nature and the elements—both blessing and curse—and can be more free-form without all of the crowds.

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COVID-19 NOTE: Some of the information you find in our articles may currently be inaccurate due to closures and cancellations.

Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home. The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly.