The Park City Ice Rink is Park City’s sole outdoor ice skating rink, located at Park City Mountain Resort. This is a fun way for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors when skiing isn’t possible, or when you and your family are looking for a fun night time activity!
The setting is at the base of Park City Mountain Resort, which means that the surrounding views are of the ski chalets and, in the distance, the ski trails. It’s a modest-sized rink, but there is plenty of room (standing, seating is limited to the perimeter of the rink!) for adults and kids.
If you forgot to bring your ice skates, no worries. You can rent both ice skates and hockey skates at the rental shack next to the rink. The Park City Rink is a great way to introduce your family to the joys of ice skating in a fun and non-competitive outdoor environment. The rink itself is oval, surrounded by a double-railed guard rail. It’s very well-maintained and the ice is constantly being groomed and polished by the zamboni team. So you won’t need to worry about you or your loved ones stumbling over jagged ice bumps.
Location & Environment
As you enjoy skating at the Park City Ice Rink, you’ll be in a non-judgmental environment. Even if this is your first time ice skating, or you’re still trying to gain confidence on the ice, you’ll feel right at home. In fact, there are several ice walkers on site for anyone to use. Ice walkers are kind of like regular walkers, expect that they are made for new ice skaters. They help prevent falls and make the whole experience of learning to ice skate more enjoyable. As soon as I got on the ice, I knew I would need the help of the walker (as a 25 year old) and I never felt like I was being shamed.
There is ambient lighting at the Park City Ice Rink at night. Ambient LED lighting comes on at night as well as lights on the nearby trees. Multi-changing colors help to make the whole night skating experience more enjoyable and make you feel like you're at a skate party! As you skate at the Park City Rink at night, upbeat music is played. It’s the kind of music to get you in a positive mood, and it’s not so loud that it infringes on your conversations with family members and friends.
During the holiday season, the Park City Rink decorates the natural pine trees around the rink, making it a festive and enjoyable environment for people of all ages! Also, for couples, it can be quite a romantic setting - sitting by the fire and holding hands as you circle the rink.
Rentals & Costs
Park City Rink opens during the winter ski season, from November-March. The ice skating admission ticket includes the price of ice skates or hockey skates and amounts to $25. If you bring your own skates, the price of admission is just $15. Note that you don’t have to be a guest of the resort in order to enjoy the ice rink facilities. Once you buy your ticket, you have the whole day and evening to enjoy the rink. The only caveat is that you can’t leave and then return without buying a new ticket.
The Park City Rink is available for rent for groups and events. If you have a group of 25 or more, you can get a special discounted admission rate. If your group happens to be a non-profit, you may be able to get even deeper discounted rates on admission and skate rentals.
Good to Know Info
The Park City Rink is in the middle of the lodge at the Mountain Village shopping center. Nearby, there are tons of shops to explore and lots of parking! Though, at night none of the shops are open. This place has gift cards, which make a great stocking stuffer for friends or family members in the area.
If you want private ice time for any reason, you can book that for the mornings or evening. Private ice time is great for groups of school kids who are just learning how to skate or for professionals who want to maintain their skills while they vacation in Park City.
- Unlimited ice skating during your time slot (selected when you purchase your ticket).
- Helmets are available if you would like one.
- Use of walkers to help you stay stable on the ice.
- Save $10 on your ticket by bringing your own skates!
- If your skates feel dull, you can swap them out for a different pair.
- No-shows or late arrivals past 20 minutes of check in time with be forfeited without a refund, so make sure to show up a little early!
- Make sure you dress warm, the rink is outdoors after all.