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7 Best Ice Skating Spots in Kentucky

By Penny Fox

7 Best Ice Skating Spots in Kentucky

What could be more fun than a spin around the ice rink for family night, with a group of friends, or as a first date? Below are 10 of the best ice skating spots in Kentucky and most of them offer skating lessons for anyone who wants to develop better balance and self-confidence on the ice. For a cool time, check out the suggestions below. 

1. SoKY Ice Rink, Bowling Green, KY

Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, is once again the spot for frolicking family fun with the freezing of 6,000 square-feet into the best ice skating rink in the city. A community effort with dozens of businesses participating to make this great event happen between mid-November and the first week in January, admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children under age 12. Discounts are available for military personnel, emergency responders, and WKU students, and skate rental is included in the admission fee. Skaters can enjoy the rink for up to two hours, and there’s a concession stand nearby with hot drinks and holiday goodies. 

2. Edge Ice Center, Owensboro, KY

Located in Moreland Park in the city of Owensboro, Edge Ice Center is a winter wonderland and the only municipal rink in the state. Open year round, the unique center has public skating, skate rentals and sharpening, a concession shop, pro shop, and offers Learn-To-Skate classes in the winter months as part of the Ice Skating Institute’s WeSkate program. 

3. Northern Kentucky Ice Center, Crescent Springs, KY

The Northern Kentucky Ice Center is home to Northern Kentucky Skating Club and the Youth Hockey Association, and is the only indoor rink open year-round in this part of the state. There are two rinks, one of which is a full-size hockey rink that’s used for hockey games, figure skating, and public ice skating. The smaller rink is used for practice, beginning skaters, and private parties. Admission is $6 per person and skate rental is $2 with children 10 and under only $1. Group and family rates are available by calling the office.

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4. Iceland Sports Complex, Louisville, KY

If you love ice skating, you’ll love the Iceland Sports Complex in Louisville. This spacious rink is open year-round and offers families the chance for a fun evening adventure. Enjoy the clean smooth surface and take a spin around the rink in Kentucky’s only dual ice arena. Do you want to learn to skate? Lessons are available and instructors can show you how to have better form and technique, and make your skating experience even more enjoyable. General admission for public skating is $7 per person, figure skates can be rented for $2, and hockey skates for $3. 

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5. Alpine Ice Arena, Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky, is home to Alpine Ice Arena and the great Zamboni ice resurfacer seen in the movie, “Ice Princess.” Open for public skating and available as a birthday party rental location, you can visit the pro shop, have your skates sharpened or repaired, sign up for figure or hockey skating lessons, or just come with friends and family for a fantastic time. Admission is $6 per person and skate rental is $3. 

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6. Lexington Ice Center, Lexington, KY

You have to see it to believe it! That’s what people say about the Lexington Ice Center. This spacious facility combines an indoor and outdoor ice skating area that also has a Bible-themed miniature golf area that’s open during the year except in winter. General admission for public skating is $8.25 per person with kids 10 and younger being $7.25. Skate rental is $2.25. Group rates are available and if you’re looking for a great place for your next birthday event, consider renting one of the courts. Overnight interdenominational youth events can be scheduled and reserved, and skating lessons are given on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays with pre-registration. 

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7. Triangle Park, Lexington, KY

Parks are wonderful places for relaxation and leisurely walks in the spring, summer, and fall. But they come alive in the winter months when the ice skating rink opens to the public. The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink opens from the beginning of winter until mid-January, and the $12 per person admission fee includes the skate rental and gives 90 minutes of skating fun.

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As local communities continue to update Covid-19 regulations, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for the latest information.