Cleveland Heights Community Center Ice Rink
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to figure skate, this seems to be the place to do it. With two indoor rinks, including one that’s Olympic-sized, you’ll find a rotating schedule of open-skate and lessons available here. The rink also has hockey and speed skating lessons.
Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for children (members); $5 for adults and children (non-members); $2 skate rentals. 1 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-691-7434, clevelandheights.com
Halloran Park Recreation Center & Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
One of the most affordable outdoor skating rinks around — rentals are only $1 at this Cleveland area ice skating rink. Skate and hockey lessons are free, too. Admission: $1 skate rental, 25 cents if you bring your own skates. 550 W. 117th St. (off of Linnet Ave.) 216-664-4187
Outdoor Ice Rink at Falls River Square
Located in the heart of Cuyahoga Falls, this brightly lit ice rink is perfect whether you want to skate during the day or into the night. Admission: $3 per person, $3 skate rental. 2085 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-971-8225, cfo.cityofcf.com
Outdoor Rink at Lock 3, Akron
Twirl your way around Lock 3’s 10,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink — the largest of its kind in Ohio. Admission: If you bring your own skates admission is free. $3 for skate rentals. 200 S. Main St., Akron, 330- 375-2877, lock3live.com/iceskating.aspx
Kent State Ice Arena
This indoor rink has extra public skate hours during December so you can sneak in with your family to get some time on the ice. Admission: $6 per person, $2 for preschoolers (with an adult), skate rental for $2.50. 650 Loop Road, Kent, 330-672-RINK, www.kent.edu/icearena
Mentor Ice Arena
This indoor rink is open year round. When kids are out of school, the Mentor Ice Arena offers special programs, including all-day options with activities both on and off the ice. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 ages 17 and under; $3 skate rental. 8600 Munson Road, Mentor, 440-974-5730, cityofmentor.com
University Circle, Wade Park Oval Outdoor Skating Rink
There’s so much to do before, or after, you’ve had your fill skating at this University Circle favorite. Once you’re done skating, explore the Cleveland Institute of Art (it’s free!) or have a meal in nearby Little Italy. Also, show your rink wristband for special promotions at some area hot spots like the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Western Reserve Society. Admission: $2 per person, $3 for skate rentals. 1981 Ford Drive, Cleveland, 216-707-5033, universitycircle.org
Rink hours may be adjusted due to weather conditions. Please call 216-707-5033 to confirm that the rink will be open before you visit.
Gilmour Academy Ice Arena
Holiday Hours at the Ice Arena at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.The Gilmour Academy Ice Arena facility draws over 300,000 visitors yearly. They are the home to hundreds of hockey and figure skating events throughout the year. Admission for ages 6 and older $8. Located at 2045 S.O.M. Center Rd.Gates Mills. The Gilmour Academy Ice Arena entrance is off of S.O.M. Center Road (91). The rink is north of Cedar Road and south of the traffic circle where Gates Mills intersects.http://www.gilmourarena.com
OBM Ice Arena in Strongsville
Operated by Ice Land USA, the rink features year-round programs in hockey and figure skating, public open skate, and party rentals. —Open Skate $7/per person, $5/ per person Strongsville Rec members, $3 Skate rental per person. 15381 Royalton Rd.
C.E. Orr Ice Arena – Euclid
The ice arena hosts open skates, hockey and figure skating. Located at 22550 Milton Dr. Euclid, OH 44123 Located across the street from the Euclid YMCA Open Skate times & dates subject to cancellation, please call 216-289-8649 for more details. http://www.cityofeuclid.com/recreation/icearena
Michael A. Ries Ice Rink
Open September through April with concessions Home of Normandy Invaders and Parma Redmen Youth Hockey, Figure Skating, & Public Sessions.5000 Forestwood Drive
Angela Gartner contributed to this post.