Centrally located in downtown Salt Lake City, the Gallivan Center Ice Rink shines with holiday lights, crisp outdoor air and the heartbeat of the city. Open November through February with $5 Tuesdays, it’s easy to get in some fresh air, exercise and a little hand holding during the cold winter months. Regular entry fee includes skate rental: Adults $9, children $8 and under threes are free. See the website for holiday hours. Concessions and skate sharpening are available in this beautiful, colorful venue.
Steiner/SLC Sports Complex
Steiner is the home rink to Men’s National Champion and Olympic competitor Nathan Chen. Home of the Salt Lake figure skating club and Crimson University of Utah Hockey, this Salt Lake County facility houses two Olympic-sized ice rinks and offers public skating and learn-to-skate classes. Skate where the Olympians train and take advantage of the beautiful ice. Fees: 6+ $4; 5 and under $1; skate rentals are $2. Facility hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call for larger group reservations and discounts.
Utah Olympic Oval
Open year-round, the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns is an opportunity to skate on a 400-meter ice oval that holds more Olympic World Records than anywhere else. With over 1,000 pairs of figure and hockey skates to rent, they have you covered with exceptional ice and gear. Try out this historic ice rink, just because you can. Adults 13+ $6; 12 and under $4; skate rentals $4.
Cottonwood Heights Ice Arena
Created in 1971 as a recreational facility for the area, it now serves Cottonwood Heights City. The indoor ice rinks allow for year-round skating and the Cottonwood Heights Ice Arena offers open skating, lessons and group reservations on it’s Olympic-size rink. This facility is one of the largest in Salt Lake County. Public skating and learn-to-skate lessons available. Members of the facility and skaters under two years of age skate free; youth 3-17 $4.50; adults $5.50.
Salt Lake County Ice Center
Salt Lake County Ice Center, located in Murray, is home to the Murray Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. This rink boasts huge automated windows looking out over the majestic Wasatch Mountains, so you’ll get gorgeous scenery and a world-class skating rink. Used in the 2002 Winter Olympics, the center now has programs designed for competitive training, open skating, lessons and private rentals for parties. Fees: $1 for 3-5 years; $4 for 6+; skate rental $2.