Lace up your skates! It’s time to go ice skating, Portland families

Unless you live in Canada or somewhere in the Midwest, ice skating comes once a year—during the holiday season. For many Portland families, heading out to a local ice skating rink is as much a winter tradition as watching the Christmas Ships or going snow tubing. Portland has no shortage of winter activities, and ice skating here is no different. Grab the family and your friends and venture out to one of these holiday-happy skating rinks to get your Christmas on. Don’t forget your Santa hat and festive scarf so you can snag a few photos while you’re at it.

Lloyd Center Skating 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 during the winter season. Head online for open skate sessions and get ready to carve your way around the rink!

Rock ‘n Skate at Lloyd Center 

Want to pay less and have even more fun? Swing by on a Friday or Saturday between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for the rink’s “Rock ‘n Skate,” featuring a live DJ. Cost only runs $18, including the skate rental. Don’t wait, add some fun to your calendar next weekend and hit the ice with your favorite people.

Dates: Fri. & Sat., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lloyd Center Mall
2201 Lloyd Center

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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 who are 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 cocoa for an added touch of the holiday feel.

9250 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
Beaverton, OR

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two kids in winter gear are ice skating portland with scarves and hats and a parent in the background

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.

Disco Skate

Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean there isn’t time for Disco. Let the disco ball at the Sherwood Ice Arena light up your night when you lace up your skates every Friday night. Come get your groove on with friends and family, and experience a night to remember underneath the twinkling lights.

20407 S.W. Borchers Dr.
Sherwood, OR

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 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA

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