Whether you are gliding across the ice with the snowflakes falling or spending time on your bottom, ice skating is a healthy winter activity. When the winter doldrums hit the kids, or you want an activity to engage the entire family, ice skating will fit the bill. St. Louis has outdoor ice skating rinks to celebrate the winter chill and indoor ice skating rinks for those who enjoy the activity but not the cold.
Steinberg Skating Rink
400 Jefferson Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
Since 1957, St. Louisians have been skating at Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park. Steinberg rink is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest. Here skaters can enjoy the winter sport all day and every day, including holidays. There are no session restrictions and the rink is open regardless of weather or cold temperatures. As an extra benefit, Steinberg ice skating rink hosts the Snowflake Café, which features appetizers, sandwiches, snacks, burgers, soda, hot chocolate, beer and wine during the rink’s hours of operation.
Shaw Park Ice Rink
217 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
Located in Shaw Park on the corner of Forsyth and Brentwood, Shaw Park Ice Rink maintains its vintage design and charm. The ice rink first opened more than 50 years ago and still presents the wholesome outdoor atmosphere for this winter family sport. For admission prices, click here.
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Indoor ice skating
Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink
111 S. Geyer Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
The Kirkwood Recreation Station Ice Arena is open year-round for public skating. Translucent panels to bring the natural light onto the rink and offer the “outdoor” atmosphere surround the indoor skating rink. There is a concession stand and warming room to relax and take off the chill. The daily public session hours vary, so click here to check the monthly activity calendar for the session hours of public skating.
5555 St.Louis Mills Blvd., Suite 345
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Ice Zone is located inside St Louis Mills Outlet center, so plan a day to shop and skate. The full-sized rink is the practice rink for the St. Louis Blues and offers public skating daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless the St. Louis Blues are practicing, then public sessions are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Even if your shopping day is on the NHL’s practice day, the kids will enjoy watching the Blues practice.
Creve Coeur Ice Arena
11400 Olde Cabin Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Nestled in the heart of Creve Coeur, the Creve Coeur ice skating rink is open year round and offers daily public sessions. Although the Creve Coeur rink is smaller than other rinks in the area, families can enjoy the challenge and fun of ice skating regardless of the summer heat or winter snow. The rink has a concession stand, warming areas and lessons for the beginners. For admission prices, click here.