MetroParks Ice Rink Rentals
NOTICE: The MetroParks ice rink is closed for the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19.
Rent the rink at RiverScape
Planning a holiday or winter get-together? Spice up your gathering with a group visit to RiverScape MetroPark! The MetroParks Ice Rink is great for school field trips, office outings, family outings, kids’ parties, club activities, church socials and more. Rink rentals are available on Sunday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM (January & February only). A rink rental costs $325 and includes exclusive use of the rink by your group, 55 pairs of skates and 55 cups of hot chocolate. You can add an appearance by our popular Parker the Penguin mascot to your rink rental for just $75. Space is limited; book early to get your preferred date! DUE TO Covid 19 Public Health Guidelines, private rentals are limited to 55 skaters for the duration of the rental. This is the maximum capacity of the ice rink with required social distancing. Masks are required at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the rental fee cover?
The rental fee of $325 gives you exclusive use of the MetroParks Ice Rink and includes the use of 55 pairs of skates and coupons for 55 cups of hot chocolate from our on-site concession.
Can I have more than 55 guests at my rink rental?
No. Due to social distancing requirements and Public Health Guidelines for Covid 19, you are only allowed 55 guests for the duration of your rental. This is different from years past; and a change as a result of public health guidelines.
How many people can the rink accommodate?
Due to Public Health restrictions and social distancing requirements, the rink is limited to 55 skaters.
What size skates are available?
Ice skates are available in whole sizes only, beginning with children’s size 8 and running through women’s size 11 and men’s size 15. We cannot guarantee that we will have enough of every size to accommodate your group. For an inventory of available sizes and quantities, please call the rink office at (937) 278-2607.
Is there a heated area at the rink?
MetroParks Ice Rink is an outdoor facility. There are outdoor heaters on site; however there is no enclosed heated area.
I’m throwing a birthday party at the rink. Can I bring cake and decorations?
Renters may bring cake for their birthday celebrations. All other food items should be purchased from our food concession, which will be open during your rental. Please call the food concession manager at (937) 277-4359 for further information or if you would like to make special arrangements regarding food and refreshments.
Renters are permitted to bring decorations. However, no signs or other items may be attached or fastened to any structure, tree or other element of the park. Tape, glue, nails, tacks, screws, staples or other fasteners that may scratch or otherwise damage surfaces are prohibited. Keep in mind that the rink is along the river and the area may experience a significant amount of wind. Any decorations used must be removed and the area cleaned and restored to its original condition immediately following the rental. No items may be placed on the ice outside of equipment available at the Ice Rink, nor are balloons allowed underneath the pavilion structure.
Can I bring my own music to play at the rental?
Yes. However, RiverScape MetroPark is a public facility and we require that all music played on site be family-friendly. At its discretion, our staff will immediately turn off music if it does not meet our requirements. Music must be on an MP3 player in order for us to plug it into our system.
When will I have access to the site on the day of my rental?
A rink manager will open the MetroParks Ice Rink no sooner than 30 minutes prior to your ice rental time.
What is your cancellation policy?
MetroParks Ice Rink is an outdoor rink and inclement weather is always a factor in usage. Please be aware that Five Rivers MetroParks reserves the right to change or cancel a scheduled rental if deemed necessary (for weather, safety, public health or equipment reasons). If the forecast is predicting a weather-related rink closure (temperatures above rink threshold, severe winter weather advisory, etc.), you will be notified 24 hours in advance of your rental and given an opportunity to cancel or reschedule your rental. If your scheduled ice time is cancelled by Five Rivers MetroParks you will be given the opportunity to either reschedule the rental to another available date or receive a full refund.
If you want to cancel your rental prior to the rental date, you have up until 21 days prior to your rental to cancel and still receive a partial refund. Cancellations and refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will not be given within 21 days of the reservation date. Your rental fee, less the $25 processing charge, will be reimbursed. Failure to cancel your rental reservation within 21 days of your scheduled date will result in forfeiture of your entire rental fee.