Lace Up Your Skates at Portland’s Best Rinks

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It’s the holidays and you know what means: slipping and sliding around an ice rink with those you love most. Whether you are an absolute pro on skates or balance adverse on solid ground, grab your loved ones and head to one of Portland’s ice rinks for an afternoon of the hilarity that is ice skating. Where to go? Read on for our take on the best places to ring in the season of skating!

Lloyd Center Ice Rink

If you have seen "I, Tonya", or have followed the story of Tonya Harding, you are no stranger to the Lloyd Center Ice Rink. Set in the Lloyd Center mall, this ice rink has been a focal point of Portland holiday tradition for generations. Bring the family, regardless if you have skates or not! The Lloyd Center rink offers rentals for only $4, and a typical admission fee of $20. Want to pay less and have even more fun? Swing by on a Friday or Saturday between 5:30PM and 7:30PM for the rink's "Rock 'n Skate", featuring a live DJ! Cost only runs $18, including the skate rental! So don't wait, add some fun to your calendar next weekend and hit the ice with your favorite people. 

2201 Lloyd Center, Portland
(503) 528-8515
Online: lloydice.com/copy-of-public-skate

courtesy of Washington State Fair

Winterhawks Skating Center

Come out and skate where to pros skate: the Winterhawks Skating Center. You don't need to be a professional ice hockey player to skate here, they share the ice! Get out of the city and take a trip over to Beaverton for some slippery fun, especially because the skate rental is free! Admission is $20, but if you have little ones of 5 years and younger, don't worry about paying - they skate for free! Be sure to stop by their concession stand for some snacks in between loops around the rink, or grab a hot coco for an added touch of the holiday feel. 

9250 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton
(503) 297-2521
Online: winterhawksskatingcenter.com

Sherwood Ice Arena

Sherwood Ice Arena coins themselves as "the coolest place in town", and they aren't wrong! With a whole host of times for different kinds of sessions (freestyle, adult skills, pick-up hockey, etc), this ice rink has something to offer for the whole family! Public skate sessions are available nearly every day, so grab the kids and hop in the car for a cute, cool, cozy outing on the ice!

20407 SW Borchers Dr. Sherwood 
(503) 625-5757
Online: sherwoodicearena.com

Mountain View Ice Arena

Maybe you heard about it through your ice hockey club or your neighborhood friends, or maybe you're hearing about the Mountain View Ice Arena for the first time right now. Whichever it may be, after visiting Mountain View, you're sure to know that it is a hit with friends and family alike. Perhaps it is because of their ice skating instructional session, offered seasonally, their birthday party packages, or their flexible schedule and affordable pricing. With a skate rental of only $3, filling your children's afternoon with fun on the ice is sure to be an awesome holiday memory! Toss everyone in the car and head up north today.

14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 
(360) 896-8700
Online: mtviewice.com

—Hannah Judge

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