PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced the North Park and South Park ice skating rinks will open on Thursday, November 8, weather and conditions permitting. The 2012-2013 ice skating season will run through mid-March.
Admission is $5 for ages 18-59 and $3 for ages 17 & under and ages 60 & over. Senior season passes are $25 for ages 60 & over. Admission is free for active volunteer firefighters and EMTs with Park Pass Program photo ID. Skate rental is $2, and skate sharpening, when available, is $4.50.
North Park Rink Hours of Operation
|Tuesdays ||7:30-9:00 p.m. |
|Wednesdays ||9:00-11:00 a.m.; 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.; 4:30-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
|Thursdays ||7:30-9:00 p.m. |
|Fridays ||9:00-11:00 a.m.; 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.; 4:30-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-10:00 p.m. |
|Saturdays ||11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 4:30-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-10:00 p.m. |
|Sundays ||11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 4:30-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
South Park Rink Hours of Operation
|Tuesdays ||10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; and 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
|Wednesdays ||3:30-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
|Thursdays ||7:30-9:00 p.m. |
|Fridays ||10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; 3:30-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-10:00 p.m. |
|Saturdays ||11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-10:00 p.m. |
|Sundays ||11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; and 7:30-9:00 p.m. |
Both rinks are open 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, as well as regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day.
Both rinks are closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Due to PIHL hockey games, the South Park Rink will be closed on January 9 & 10, and the North Park Rink will be closed on January 23 & 24.
For additional available hours, call the North Park Rink at 724-935-1280 and South Park Rink at 412-833-1499.
Special Ice Skating Events
|Family Skate Wednesdays ||$10 per family (2 adults and maximum of 4 children), 4:30-7:00 p.m. every Wednesday |
|Sweetheart Couples Skate ||Buy one admission, get one free for couples ages 17 & under, 7:30-10:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day |
|Community Days Program||Group discount rate of $2 per person for any municipality, community development group, employees group or association, or community-oriented association. Visit the program website or call 412-350-2455. |
|South Park Ice Skating Show ||Monday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. |
|North Park Ice Skating Show ||Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. |
The ice skating rinks are also available for rent throughout the season. The cost is $100 per hour when scheduled two weeks in advance, and $125 per hour for same-day rentals.
Free & Paid Ice Skating Lessons
The Parks Department is offering both free and paid ice skating lessons throughout the season to residents ages 5 & older (no exceptions). For information, use the following links:
For additional information, visit the ice skating rinks website or call the North Park Rink at 724-935-1280 or South Park Rink at 412-833-1499.
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2013 Family, Senior, and Individual Pool Pass Certificates and 2013 Senior Golf Certificates are available as holiday gifts. Call 412-350-2468 for details.