Where to go ice skating in Columbus

Grab your ice skates and glide around three outdoor rinks this winter.

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Take in sunset views while you ice skate at Coffman Park. | Photo by @dublinohio

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You may be wishing winter away, but with fun seasonal activities like ice skating, you can still make the most of it. So, grab your skates and winter coat, because we have three outdoor ice skating rinks for you to try.

Riverside Crossing Park Ice Skating Rink, 6625 Riverside Dr.

  • Open on Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 12-9 p.m., and Sunday 12-6 p.m. through mid-March, admission and skate rental is $12 for this outdoor Dublin rink. Pro tip: Head over to Bridge Park after you skate, which is a mile away, for shopping and dining options.

Coffman Park Ice Rink, 5200 Emerald Pkwy.

  • This outdoor rink is open daily when temperatures are below freezing for multiple days in a row. Admission is free, but guests must bring their own skates. When school is closed and the weather is cold enough (think MLK Day), the rink is open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Pro tip: Take a break by the fireplaces in the nearby pavilion to keep warm.
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Who are you taking skating with you? | Photo by @dublinohio

Obetz Ice Rink, 4390 Lancaster Ave.

  • Obetz residents can skate for free at this outdoor rink, while non-residents can pay $5 cash for admission. The rink is open daily, weather permitting, with potential two-hour limits on Saturday and Sunday if nearing capacity. Pro tip: Each resident can also bring two guests to skate for free.

Bonus: Is skating not really your thing, but you still want to try your hand at a winter adventure? Check out local sledding hills when the snow starts falling, like the ones at Olentangy River Parklands, Big Run Park, or Antrim Park, which has a smaller hill for kids. 🛷

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