10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Missouri

By Trent Jonas

10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Missouri

When winter arrives in the Midwest, we don’t hunker down—we get out and enjoy all that the season has to offer, with ice skating being among the best activities to enjoy. But in many places in Missouri, you don’t have to wait for winter to speed across the ice! Indoor or out, these are our favorite ice skating rinks in the state. 

1. Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

Steinberg Skating Rink in St. Louis is the biggest outdoor skating rink in the Midwest. They are open daily throughout skating season, even on holidays, and are always open to the public. Warm up or fill up at the Snowflake Café, which offers snacks, hot cocoa, wine, and beer.

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2. Mediacom Ice Park, Springfield, MO

You can hit the ice year-round in Springfield. Mediacom Ice Park is an indoor facility where you can join a hockey league, take lessons, figure skate, or simply enjoy skating around the ice during public skate times. It’s also available to rent for parties or events.

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3. Shaw Park Ice Rink, Clayton, MO

In Clayton, Shaw Park Ice Rink offers skating in a lovely outdoor setting. The rink opens the day after Thanksgiving, if the weather cooperates. In addition to public skating, there are also dedicated “Stick and Puck” times when you can practice your hockey skills. 

4. Lindenwood University Ice Arena, Wentzville, MO

Lindenwood University Ice Arena in Wentzville is a hockey-centric indoor arena. Home to the Lindenwood Lions men’s and women’s hockey teams, the arena also offers open public skating, as well as “Learn to Play” sessions if you’re interested in learning the finer points of ice hockey.

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5. Ice Zone, Hazelwood, MO

Ice Zone is the official practice ice of the St. Louis Blues NHL franchise. But you can skate there, too. This NHL-size indoor arena offers public skating, broomball, ice hockey, and figure skating. You can also rent the ice and/or one of their party rooms for an event.

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6. Kirkwood Recreation Station Ice Arena, Kirkwood, MO

The Ice Arena at the Kirkwood Recreation Station is a year-round, indoor ice facility. The arena is open to the public for skating, skating lessons, and other public activities, like organized youth hockey, “Stick and Puck” sessions, and even speed skating. Skate rentals are available, too.

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7. The Rink at Burlington Creek, Kansas City, MO

Whether you’re going for a public skating session, pond hockey, or the annual youth Christmas Winter Classic hockey tournament, you’ll be happy on the outdoor ice at the Rink at Burlington Creek. Skating lessons and rentals for private or group events are also available at the Rink.

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8. Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Ballwin, MO

An indoor public rink in St. Louis County, the Greensfelder Recreation Complex is open from October through the end of February. The rink hosts public skating, ice skating lessons, and a variety of special events like skate camps and other youth programs.

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9. Centerpoint Medical Center Community Ice, Independence, MO

Folks in the Independence area are fortunate to live near Centerpoint Medical Center Community Ice, a top-tier indoor ice facility. From public skating and skating lessons to figure skating and hockey for all ages, the arena has something to offer just about any ice skater. 

10. Crown Center Ice Terrace, Kansas City, MO

For almost half a century, Crown Center Ice Terrace has kept skaters happy during the dark winter months. The Ice Terrace is the only public outdoor skating rink in Kansas City. In addition to public skating and special events, lessons are available at the rink.

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