Public Skate

When planning a Public Skating outing, plan to arrive early to avoid a possible wait in line.  Registering online in advance is strongly suggested. Walk-up registrations cannot be guaranteed. 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. 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.  Rental skates come in full sizes only. 

  • 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.


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.
  • Pre-registration online is strongly encouraged to reserve a spot!  Walk-up registrations cannot be guaranteed.
Hours (Beginning September 5, 2023)
  • 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: $5.00
  • Pre-School (4 and under): $5.00
  • Cheap Skate Admission: $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

Updated: 05/24/2023 08:37AM