Public Skate

COVID-19 policies supersede other specific facility or program policies.  Please visit the Slater Family Ice Arena Coronavirus page for specific details.

When planning a Public Skating outing, plan to arrive early to avoid a possible wait in line. Participants are expected to obey posted rules and skate guards at all times. Access to the building is limited to matted or carpeted areas while wearing skates.

For more information about public skating, please contact the Newlove Pro Shop at 419.372.2264

Skate Rentals:
Skates are available to rent in all sizes by exchanging shoes. Skates should always fit snug.  A properly tied skate should be laced up all the way to the top hooks and tight from the base of the foot to around the ankles.  If your first skate size does not fit properly, skates can be exchanged until a proper fit is found.  

  • Toddler's Skates: Should go up one size
  • Children's Skates: Generally run true to size
  • Adult's Skates: Should request skates one size smaller than street shoes. 
*Ice Arena offers skate aids (walkers) for beginning level skaters at no cost. Exclusive use is not guaranteed.

SkateRental-QuickGuide

Cheap Skate Sessions begin October 26, 2020

Public Sessions are not currently offered.

Visit the Slater Family Ice Arena Coronavirus webpage for specific policies and procedures regarding attending public sessions at this time.

Fall and Winter Hours and Rates

  • Please always check the Ice Schedule for up-to-date session times as days and times are subject to change.
  • Public session times often vary during holidays. Please always check the Ice Schedule for additional sessions over the holiday seasons.
Hours (TBD)
  • Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:20pm
  • Cheap Skates: Monday - Friday | 12:15 - 1:15 PM
Admission Rates:
  • General Admission: $5.00
  • BGSU Student/Faculty/Staff: $3.00
    • Must present a current BGSU ID
  • Pre-School (4 and under): $3.00
  • Cheap Skate Admission: $3.00
  • Group Rate: $3.00
    • Groups of 10 or more   
    • Please make a reservation at least one week in advance by contacting the Newlove Pro Shop at 419-372-2264
Skate Rental Rates:
  • $3.00 per person

Summer 2019 Hours and Rates

Based on current season.  Please always check the schedule as days and times are subject to change.  Public session times often vary during holidays.

Hours (June 24 - August 23, 2019)
  • Friday: 6:00 - 7:50PM
  • Summer Skates: Monday - Friday | 12:00PM - 1:50 PM
    (Please note, July 15 - 19 | 1:00 PM - 1:50PM)
Admission Rates:
  • General Admission: $5.00
  • BGSU Student/Faculty/Staff: $3.00
    • Must present a current BGSU ID
  • Pre-School (4 and under): $3.00
  • Cheap Skate Admission: $3.00
  • Summer Skate Admission: $3.00
  • Group Rate: $3.00
    • Groups of 10 or more   
    • Please make a reservation at least one week in advance by contacting the Newlove Pro Shop at 419-372-2264
Skate Rental Rates:
  • $3.00 per person