Mercer County’s Public Ice Skating Center offers a fun, affordable activity for people of all ages. Located at Mercer County Park, the Skating Center is open to the public seven days a week during the operating season, which runs from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 11, 2018.
“Generations of Mercer County residents have enjoyed our Skating Center, which continues to grow in popularity,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “Ice skating is a great way for everyone in the family to stay active during the cold winter months.”
The Skating Center has a full snack bar, a fireplace, lounge area and dining tables. Vending machines, skate rentals, a skate sharpening service and lockers also are on site. The center offers general public skating sessions, skating lessons, birthday parties and ice time for hockey. Group rates and private party rentals are available as well.
Registration for group skating lessons will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Skating Center. A group skating lesson application also can be obtained by visiting www.mercerskatingschool.com.
General public skating hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fridays, 7:45 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Senior Skate (62 and older) is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Adult Only Skate (21 and older) is offered Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Ticket prices are: adults, $8; juniors (11 and under), $6; and seniors, $6. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.
Group lessons for adults and children ages 5 and older begin Nov. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 and 12 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. The lesson programs run for five weeks with rolling admission. Lesson prices are: adults, $65; juniors, $65. Private skating lessons are held on Thursday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings. A private lesson for one person for 20 minutes is $22. A semi-private lesson for two people for 20 minutes is $26.
To obtain a complete public skating schedule, rink brochure, directions or more information, visit www.mercercountyparks.org or call the Skating Center at (609) 371-1766.