Downtown Erie Community Skating Rink

Coming November 26th!

Welcome to the new Downtown Erie Community Skating Rink!

The Erie Downtown Partnership is bringing a skating rink to East Perry Square through the generous support of Erie Insurance. The Downtown Erie Community Skating Rink will open on Saturday, November 26th, as part of our Small Business Saturday event. The rink will be located in East Perry Square between the fountain and State Street.

Here's all you need to know about how to enjoy the rink:

 

HOURS OF OPERATION
The ice skating season will run November 26, 2022 through February 28, 2023 as follows:

Monday - Friday from 5 to 8 PM
Saturday noon-8 PM
Sunday noon-5 PM

The rink may be closed at the discretion of staff due to inclement weather and temperatures.  Check our social media for live updates.

The rink will comfortably accommodate 32 skaters at once. If you are coming to skate during big events like Small Business Saturday, Downtown d'Lights, and Erie Winter Carnival, please anticipate wait times.  Skaters will have access on a first come, first serve basis.  On busier days visitors may be limited to shorter skate times to allow as many people to enjoy the rink as possible.

 

RINK ACCESS
You can skate for $5 per person, giving you access to skate during hours of operation.  Rental skates are included in the cost, or you can bring your own. If you are bringing your own skates the blades must be sharp for safety.  We can sharpen them on the premise for you.

Skaters will have access on a first come, first serve basis.  On busier days visitors may be limited to shorter skate times to allow as many people to enjoy the rink as possible.

Skaters must be at least four years of age and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Skaters must sign a waiver and pay before accessing the ice rink.

 

RINK SAFETY
The skating surface is made of synthetic ice!  While it is not actual ice, it does feel and skate like ice. It is also slippery just like ice, so be careful!

No more than 32 skaters will be on the ice rink at once. Rink safety is a priority and you may be asked to leave the rink if unsafe behavior or horseplay is observed by the skate staff.

No food, beverages, tobacco products, or weapons are allowed on the rink or inside the Skate Lodge.

If you bring your own ice skates they must be sharp.  Dull skates are a safety hazard and we can sharpen them for you on site.

The rink may be closed at the discretion of staff due to inclement weather and temperatures.  Check our social media for live updates.

 

SKATE LODGE + STAFF
All rink reservations and skate rentals will take place inside of the skate lodge next to the rink.

There will be rink attendants and a rink manager who will be available to answer questions and help make your rink visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

 

WE ARE HIRING
We are also seeking seasonal skating rink staff! Applicants will be responsible for checking guests in, renting skates, sharpening and cleaning skates, rink cleaning and maintenance, and/or rink supervision. We will provide a paid online training course session. A friendly attitude and sense of fun are essential! Rink staff will be compensated $15 per hour.  Nights and weekends required.

Apply Here - Rink Staff

We are also hiring a rink manager to supervise the rink staff. Management experience, preferably in sports and recreation, is required. The Rink Manager will work closely with EDP staff and be compensated $18 per hour with up to 30 hours of work per week. Nights and weekends required. 

Apply Here - Rink Manager

We can't wait to see you Downtown this Winter season!