Ice skating is a favorite wintertime activities, and there are several options for ice skating in Columbus, whether you want to brave the outdoor cold on skating ponds, or stick to indoor ice skating rinks. Ice skate rental is not available at outdoor skating rinks (and costs extra at indoor skating rinks, so if you plan to skate several times, you’ll want to purchase your own pair of ice skates. Amazon has a ice skates or all ages at all prices, or you could check Play-it-Again Sports to see if they have any used ice skates in stock. Ice skates are also available at many big box stores and sporting stores.
Looking to go sledding? Check out this big list of sledding hills in Columbus.
Outdoor Ice Skating in Columbus
Most outdoor ice skating options won’t open until the weather is consistently cold. Please check links to verify if outdoor rinks are open. Indoor ice skating options are listed below.
Coffman Park in Dublin, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin.
Hours (when open) are weekdays from 3 – 8:30 pm and weekends and school cancellations days from 10 am – 8:30 pm. Fireplaces in the pavilion provide for a nice warm up; restrooms are available. Skates are not available for rental. Hockey is not permitted. Signs will be posted along Coffman Drive when open, or check the City of Dublin website or on Dublin Parks website.
Blendon Woods, 4265 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43017.
Skating Pond: Winter outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this one-foot deep, 2 acre pond
Battelle Darby Creek, 3711 Gardner Road, Georgesville OH 43123.
1/2 acre, 16 inch deep pond.
Delaware State Park, 5202 US Route 23 North, Delaware, OH 43015.
Sledding hills and ice rink available.
Orange Township Glen Oak Park, 7126 Blue Holly Drive.
The pond is drained in the winter to less than 24″ deep. The ice thickness is measured on a regular basis for safety
Remember…please DO NOT skate on any of these ponds when the No Skating signs are posted.
Indoor Ice Skating in Columbus
Chiller Ice Rinks in Easton, Lewis Center, Dublin and Downtown: Check public skate times and pricing for each location.
The Ohio State University Ice Rink, 390 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus. Phone: (614)292-4154
Public admission is $6, skate rental is $3.
Lou & Gibb Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd, Newark. Phone: (740) 349-6784
Admission $3-$6, skate rental is $3.
Special outdoor ice skating rinks
(details not released for 2019) McFerson Commons, located across the street from Nationwide Arena, tba for 2019. Admission to skate will be $5 and includes skate rental.