When it comes to fun family outings in the winter, our options can be somewhat limited. Sledding is a blast but some winters we have a serious snow shortage. Fortunately, there are ice skating rinks in Kansas City to enjoy in the winter months. If your kids really enjoy skating, many indoor rinks offer lessons, figure skating and hockey programs year round.
Chicken N Pickle Ice Pond in Overland Park is a brand new rink located at the new Chicken N Pickle at Prairiefire. They offer a variety of skating programs including Monday night family skates (one free youth skate pass for a paid adult skate), hockey, $5 daytime skates, and special character skates. Kids 3 and under skate for free.
Ice at Park Place in Leawood is open from November to February 27. Kids 3 and under skate free and there are discounted after school hours on weekdays. Season passes are available and they include skate rentals. You can also host a birthday party or take skating lessons. Skate trainers are available.
Kansas City Ice Center in Shawnee offers a year-round place to ice skate. They have an outdoor skating pavilion in the winter in addition to their indoor rink. Kids 4 and under skate for free, and that includes free skate rental. Skate trainers can be rented to help little kids just learning to skate. If you want to get serious about skating, lessons are available and they host a figure skating program as well as youth and adult hockey programs.
Independence Community Ice in Independence offers public skating times as well as figure skating lessons, hockey, broom ball, and birthday parties. Skate rentals are only $3 and you can buy a general admission skating pass or a ten session punch pass. Independence residents get a discount on admission.
Kansas City’s only public outdoor ice-skating rink is open to the public daily, closed on Christmas. The skating season begins with a free open skate on November 3 from 6-9 a.m. Group rates private parties and skate lessons are available. Admission is $9 plus $5 skate rental (4 and under free). Or purchase a Season Pass for $130. Learn more.
Line Creek Ice Arena in the Northland is an indoor rink that is open year-round. $10 covers admission and skate rental and kids 3 and under skate for free with no cost for skate rentals. The facility offers skating lessons, a figure skating program, and youth hockey.
Summit Ice in Lee’s Summit is a new seasonal outdoor rink that offers open skating, birthday parties, hockey, and skating lessons. Kids 3 and under skate for free and Lee’s Summit residents get discounted rates. Skate trainers and helmets are also available to rent. The rink is lit up with twinkling lights at night and there are open fire pits nearby to warm up.
The Rink at Zona Rosa in the Northland is open from November to February. In addition to open skate times, they offer skating lessons, hockey, and birthday parties and group events. You can rent regular skates or hockey skates and they also rent out hockey sticks. Kids 3 and under skate free and there are skate trainers available to rent.