Bundle up and hit the ice at these indoor and outdoor ice rinks in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. If you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family this winter in Cincy this is it! 

This article is updated annually.

Fountain Square Ice Rink

Family of three ice skating on Fountain Square (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Ice skating on Fountain Square

Visiting the ice rink on Fountain Square is an annual tradition for many local and visiting families. You can lace up your skates, take a ride on bumper cars, or do a combination of both! Make your reservations up to two weeks in advance for a 60-minute session. Concessions are available before and after your session. Open November 4, 2023, through February 19, 2024.

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink in Lawrenceburg

Close-up of ice skates on an ice rink (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

Head to Todd-Creech Memorial Park in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to enjoy the outdoor Winter Wonderland Ice Rink throughout the holiday season. The rink is covered and features nearby fire pits to warm up afterward. The city also hosts additional holiday events on its Main Street throughout the season. Open November-early January.   

Ice Rink at Summit Park

People ice skating at the ice rink at Summit Park (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Ice Rink at Summit Park

The Summit Park Ice Rink in Blue Ash is conveniently located outside under a glass canopy near the park's restaurants. For inexperienced skaters, free skating aids are available for each session while supplies last. After a spin on the ice, grab a hot chocolate, a DORA beverage, or a meal from one of the four on-site restaurants or the nearby Neighborhoods at Summit Park! Open November 11, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

Ice Skating at Fifty West

Ice skating at the Fifty West Brewing Company ice rink (photo: Fifty West Brewing Company)
Ice skating at the Fifty West Brewing Company ice rink (photo: Fifty West Brewing Company)

Get the blood flowing with ice skating on the new outdoor 40-by-80-foot rink at the Fifty West Burger Bar; then refuel with burgers and craft beer. Cozy up before or after your one-hour session with heated tents, hot cocoa, and fire pits. Ice skating typically opens in November and continues through February.  

Snow Flake Ice Skating at Winterfest at Kings Island

Winterfest at Kings Island
Winterfest at Kings Island

Winterfest has it all! Skate on the Snowflake Lake Ice Skating Rink, located on the shimmering, majestic Royal Fountain right in front of the Eiffel Tower on International Street. Skating is $17, and advance registration is recommended to ensure you get the time slot you want. Ice skating opens November 24- December 31, 2023. 

Deck the Y'alls

Join the fun at Deck the Y'alls Lightfest and experience more than 2 million lights, themed areas, holiday shopping, food, a visit from Santa Claus, ice skating, carnival rides, and much more! This event kicks off on November 26-December 31, 2023. Tickets are on sale now

Glice Ice Skating Rink at Dead Low Brewing

Enjoy a craft beer at Dead Low Brewing then hit this brand-new rink! Glide over the "Glice" rink, a synthetically engineered ice surface perfect for any winter weather! Buy your $10 tickets (kids 4 and under skate for free) at the door and enjoy a 45 minute session. Available from November 14 - January 14. 

Goggin Ice Rink

The Miami University campus ice rink offers public ice skating for guests of all ages. General sessions are available at select times on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Northern Kentucky Ice Center

The only all-year indoor ice rink in Northern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky Ice Center offers general skating lessons as well as figure skating lessons and hockey. During public skating, the ice is open to everyone. The center even has two ice surfaces, including a full-size NHL rink and a smaller studio rink. Public skating is available all week long.

Northland Ice Center

Located north of Cincinnati in Evendale, Northland Ice Center is a year-round indoor rink offering lessons, all-ages hockey, and public skating with DJs and laser effects. The rink is a regulation NHL-size ice surface of 200' by 85'. Public skating is available daily at select times.

Sports Plus

Also located in Evendale, Sports Plus is a huge entertainment center offering tons of activities in addition to ice skating. Basketball, volleyball, and hockey are also enjoyed here, as well as arcade games and a rock wall. Public skating is available at select times Saturdays and Sundays.

Skating is a fun way to chase away your winter blues and get the family out of the house! Need more ideas for winter fun? We've got you covered.