Oly on Ice

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    Oly on Ice is Here!

    Join your friends, family and neighbors at Olympia's first seasonal ice rink, Oly on Ice, November 16 - January 6 at the new Isthmus Park (529 4th Ave W) in Downtown Olympia.

    Hours

    Weekdays
    November 16 - December 18, January 3 & 4 Mon-Thurs: 3:30-9 p.m.
    Fri: 3:30-10 p.m.
    December 19 - January 2
    Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Weekends
    November 16 - January 6
    Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Sun: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Holidays
    Thanksgiving Closed 
    Christmas Eve  10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
    Christmas Day  Noon-6 p.m. 
    New Years Eve  10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
    New Years day  10 a.m.-9 p.m. 
    Special Events
    We will have a variety of special events and themed skate nights. Check the Events Calendar above for details.

     

    Admission

     
    General Admission + skates $12
    Youth + skates (ages 4-10)
    $10
    Toddler + skates (ages 3 & under)  $3
    Admission w/ personal skates (ages 4 & up)  $9
    Foster, Military & First Responder Families + skates (w/ ID)  $10
    Senior Admission + skates (ages 55 & up)  $10
    *Cheap Skate Nights (ages 4 & up) $8
    10-Skate Pass + skates (ages 4 & up) (limit one use per visit) $89
    **Group Rate 15-24 (ages 4 & up)  $1 off
    **Group Rate 25+ (ages 4 & up)   $2 off
    Private Rental  Contact us

    *Cheap Skate Nights are Tuesdays, 4-9 p.m. 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 & 12/18 only.

    **Group rates and discount coupons apply to Youth & General Admission prices only. They may not be combined with any other discounts or used on Cheap Skate Nights


    Parking

    Free public parking is available at the two lots to the immediate east and west of the ice rink. Free street parking can be found along Capitol Lake. During evening and weekend hours, additional free parking is available at all City of Olympia managed lots and metered spots. There are also pay-to-park lots neighboring the rink.

    There is no ice rink parking at Bayview Thriftway or other private lots adjacent to the rink. Please observe all posted signage regarding parking at both city-owned and private lots.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    The rink is 4,000 sq. ft. with a max capacity of 125 skaters.

    Our rink size is comparable to other seasonal rinks of similar community sizes and in their first year of operation. In other locations, peak times are 5:00pm-8:00pm, and can be especially busy on weekend evenings. Attendance also begins to increase as the holidays approach. If you’d prefer to skate when it’s less crowded, morning hours are likely to be a little less busy.

    No! Our motto is "if you can walk, you can skate." We do ask that anyone under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult. PLEASE NOTE: PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY THEIR CHILDREN WHILE SKATING.

    As you might expect, to ensure the ice stays frozen, it means it’s also cold under the tent! Please be sure to dress in layers so you’ll stay nice and warm, whether skating or just watching. Also, as condensation builds up in the rink, water does drip down from the tent structure above from time to time. We recommend wearing a hat and or raincoat with a hood to keep yourself nice and dry.

    Yes! We know that weather in Olympia is unpredictable, that's why the ice rink is housed under a tent with retractable sides to protect the skaters and the ice from the elements.

    Yes! We will have temporary restrooms available during the run of the ice rink.

    Yes, we offer both. However, due to the size of the rink, we will not be able to any hockey this year.

    We have skates from Toddler 9 to Adult 14. We do offer double-runners for children under the age of 4. Structured shoes, like sneakers or boots, are required for clamp on double-runners.

    We offer double-runner skates in toddler sizes. We have a very limited number of skate aids that are available to rent and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Yes, some equipment is available for those who need accommodations. Please contact the rink at olympia@icerinkevents.com to discuss your specific equipment needs.

    Yes! There is no cost to come and watch. We will have limited seating available for skaters to change their shoes, you are welcome to sit and watch when they are not in use. You can also stand and watch outside the rink.

    Gift certificates are available for purchase at the rink during regular operating hours.

    Oly on Ice is available on a limited basis, outside of regular operating hours, for private events. The rink is not available for private rentals during regular operating hours, which can be found at OlyOnIce.com. Private rental of Oly on Ice is $600 for 90-minutes of skating time and includes up to 25 skaters. Each additional skater over 25 is $10. Great times for Private Rentals are weekdays between 10:00 AM-3:00 PM from November 19-January 4, excluding holidays. Private rentals include the use of our “Party Area,” which consists of two tables and benches.

    If after reviewing the above information, you are interested in hosting your birthday party or private rental at Oly on Ice, please contact Ice Rink Events at olympia@icerinkevents.com or 360.440.7573 with:

    • Primary Contact Name
    • Primary Contact Phone & Email
    • The number of expected guests in your party
    • 2 preferred dates & times
    • Any additional information you think might be helpful for us to provide you with a fun and safe experience at Oly on Ice

    As we are a small staff and are working hard to ensure our skaters are having a good time on the ice, we will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours during weekdays and 72 hours over weekends.

    Oly on Ice is available on a limited basis, during regular, off-peak hours for Birthday Parties, depending on the number of guests. Our “Party Area” is available for $25 per hour and includes two tables and benches, with approximate seating for 24. Please note that the Party Area is under the main tent, at the south end of our skate change area – it is not a private room. We do not provide tablecloths, refreshments, or decorations, but you may bring your own, which we ask that you tidy up after your party. Regular admission rates apply for groups of 14 and under. Group rates of $1.00 off for groups of 15-24 skaters and $2.00 off groups of 25+ skaters apply. We are not able to host birthday parties during peak hours, which include Tuesday Cheap Skate Nights, Thursday Theme Nights, and Weekend Evenings.

    If after reviewing the above information, you are interested in hosting your birthday party or private rental at Oly on Ice, please contact Ice Rink Events at olympia@icerinkevents.com or 360.440.7573 with:

    • Primary Contact Name
    • Primary Contact Phone & Email
    • The number of expected guests in your party
    • 2 preferred dates & times
    • Any additional information you think might be helpful for us to provide you with a fun and safe experience at Oly on Ice

    As we are a small staff and are working hard to ensure our skaters are having a good time on the ice, we will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours during weekdays and 72 hours over weekends.

    Please contact auyeda@ci.olympia.wa.us if you are interested in joining us as a sponsor.

    We have limited space available for vendor booths. Please contact auyeda@ci.olympia.wa.us for more information.

    Oly on Ice is a seasonal (temporary) ice rink, so it will be dismantled after the last day and the park will return to an open, public-use space.

    The Isthmus Park will be returned to its year-round state. The tent, decking and ice rink equipment are all rentals and will be removed by the end of January.

    Contact Ice Rink Events at olympia@icerinkevents.com to inquire about seasonal employment opportunities at the rink.

    No. Smoking is banned in all City of Olympia parks.

    Event Sponsors

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

    Listing of Oly on Ice sponsor logos. Presented by Olympia Auto Mall

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