Where and when to go ice skating in the Tri-State this winter

Whether you’re bambi or an ice skating professional, ice skating is a sure way to make some good holiday memories. The River City Weekend team is a bunch of Bambis, to be honest.

Luckily we have a few places here in the Tri-State to make that happen.

If you are a new comer, don’t feel scared. Just stick to the wall until you find your glide. Just don’t let your fear keep you from the ice.

Make some memories this winter and get skating at one of these rinks below.


Swonder Ice Arena – Evansville

Source: Swonder Ice Arena

Take a spin or hold on for dear life at Swonder Ice Area. They offer public skating sessions through out the week.

They are only taking reservations online and masks are mandatory, even while you’re skating.

Click here to see skate times. Skate admission ranges from $5-$7.


Energy on Ice – Owensboro

Energy on Ice coming to Owensboro this winter. (Source: Visit Owensboro)

Energy on Ice is the Tri-State’s only open-air ice skating rink!

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Atmos Energy, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, and the Staton Family Foundation are sponsoring the outdoor ice-skating rink known as Energy on Ice in downtown Owensboro through 2027.

The rink will be on the McConnell Plaza that is located behind the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Owensboro. It will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning on November 27.

  • Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 12 to 9 p.m.
  • Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

The cost per skater will range from $8 to $10.


Edge Ice Center – Owensboro

Source: Owensboro Parks and Recreation

The Edge Ice Center is actually one of only 4 ice rinks in the state of Kentucky! This arena was built to replace to open air arean, Owensboro Ice Arena, that was the place to go for skating since 1964. Now the Edge Ice Center offers skating year round. Due to the pandemic, each session is limited to 100 skaters at a time and everyone must wear a mask. The arena will also provide a bag to store your shoes while you’re skating away.

They also offer skating lessons.

Tickets must be purchased online. Currently the ice rink is not taking in person payment. They are offering special public skating sessions for Thanksgiving.

  • Wednesday, November 25 ($6 day session) from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 26: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 27 ($6 day session/$7 night session) 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. / 7:30-10:00pm
  • Parents or guardians must purchase a non-skating ticket for $2. Children under 9 years old must have parent or guardian with them.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.


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