WWhether you want to burn off some holiday calories, have an energetic day out with the family or take a romantic spin around the rink, ice skating is a great way to enjoy the wintery outdoors. Here’s a round-up of nearby options.
12th Street NW & Monument Park Drive, Canton
The only Canton city park that allows ice skating, Monument Park draws a crowd all winter. If the pond is safe for skating, the safety light will be off; if it’s red, stay away.
Center Ice Sports Complex
8319 Port Jackson Ave. NW, North Canton
Open skate: $7 per person; $3 skate rental
Open year-round, this indoor ice arena offers open skating throughout the year, alongside skating and hockey programs. For more info and hours, see centericesports.net.
Ice Rink at Falls River Square
2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
Open December to mid-Feburary. Hours vary.
$3 per person; $3 skate rental
Located in downtown Cuyahoga Falls, this outdoor rink lets you take a turn around the ice before warming up with hot chocolate and snacks. For more information and hours, see cfo.cityofcf.com.
Ice Rink at Lock 3
200 S. Main St, Akron
Free admission; $3 skate rental. Open mid-November to mid-Feburary
A 10,000 square-foot rink in downtown Akron, Lock 3 claims to be the largest seasonal skating venue in Ohio. Skaters can take a turn next to Lock 3’s colorful Christmas tree and warm up inside with hot drinks and snacks.
For more information and hours, see lock3live.com.