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8 cool places for ice skating in 2021

Grab a mask and give the sport a whirl before season ends.

Ice skating seems to be associated with the winter holidays, but here in the Northwest, we can skate all year long. There are a number of indoor rinks, in addition to some outdoor ones.

First, the seasonal rinks for December 2021-January 2022:

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
Located in Bellevue Downtown Park, this open-air arena offers concessions. There are special hours for stroller skate and skating lessons on some weekday evenings.

When: Nov. 19 through Jan. 9, 2022. Various hours.

Where: Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE Fourth St, Bellevue

Cost: $16 (includes skate rental) Friday through Sunday and the entire stretch of Dec. 17-Jan. 3. Outside those dates, $13 weekday tickets are available (but not always!). Season pass $99.

Pacific Ice, Everett

The Pacific Ice community ice rink is located at the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza in Fisherman’s Harbor, in front of Hotel Indigo’s Jetty Bar & Grille. This family-friendly program runs daily through January 31, 2022, with open ice skating public sessions, skating lessons, birthday parties, and special events. Guests will experience skating on real ice at a covered, open-air rink. Holiday lights, music, fire pits and concessionaires will be on hand.

Oly On Ice, Olympia

The popular pop-up rink in Isthmus Park, 529 Fourth Ave. W., downtown Olympia, is back for a third year, offering family-friendly ice skating daily through Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Tickets can be purchased in advance here. Prices (include skates) $12 for ages 4 and up; $3 for toddlers; “cheap skate days,” $8 on some Mondays and Tuesdays; season pass $89.


Permanent ice skating rinks:

Kraken Community Iceplex

This brand-new facility is the practice home for the new NHL Seattle Kraken but also is open to the pubic.

Address: 10601 Fifth Ave. Northeast (Northgate), Seattle
Phone: 206-279-7770
Lessons? Learn-to-skate programs for all ages.
Public skates: Yes. Schedule and fees here.


Snohomish Valley Ice Rink Golf Center (Snohomish Valley Golf Center)
Outdoors; synthetic ice.

Address: 8511 Marsh Road, Snohomish, WA ​98296
Phone number: (360) 568-2493
Lessons available? Yes.
Open for public skate: Yes. Go to the website for reservations. 

Kent Valley Ice Centre

Address: 6015 S. 240th St., Kent, WA 98032
Phone number: (253) 850-2400
Lessons available? Yes.
Open for public skate: Yes. Go to the reservations site.

Lynnwood Ice Center

Address: 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone number: (425) 640-9999
Lessons available? Open for public skate? Call for emerging details.

Highland Ice Arena

Address: 18005 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133
Phone number: (206) 546-2431
Lessons available? Yes.
Open for public skate: Not yet.

Bremerton Ice Center

Address: 1950 Homer Jones Drive, Bremerton, WA 98310
Phone number: (360) 479-7465
Lessons available? Yes.
Open for public skate: Yes, with pre-registration by phone.

Olympicview Arena

Address: 22202 70th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Phone number: (425) 672-9012
Lessons available? Open for public skate? Call for emerging details.

Sprinker Recreation Center

Address: 14824 C Street S., Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone number: (253) 798-4000
Open for public skate? Yes, for figure skating and Stick N Puck sessions, with pre-registration.

Angel of the Winds Arena (Everett Community Ice Rink)

Address: 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA 98201
Phone number: 425-322-2653
Open for public skate? Yes, for figure skating (for members only) and Stick N Puck sessions. 


Sno-King Kirkland

Address: 14326 124th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone number: 425-254-8750

Sno-King Snoqualmie

Address: 35300 SE Douglas St., Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone number: 425-254-8750

Sno-King Renton

Address: 12620 164th Ave. SE, Renton, WA 98059
Phone number: (425) 254-8750

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Jillian O'Connor

Jillian O’Connor lives in Seattle with her husband, two sons and a dog named after the Loch Ness Monster.