With Christmas around the corner, the magic of the season brings winter wonderland to-do’s from shopping in the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, taking in the views from Mt. Washington as the city turns into its luminous form or by gliding around an ice rink while the hustle and bustle of the holiday continues on. With that in mind, here are a few places to go ice skating in the City. 

The UPMC Rink at PPG Place

As arguably the most prominent rink in Pittsburgh, the UPMC Rink at PPG Place gets all of the attention as it sits in the center with holiday pride of PPG Place. To avoid large lines, be sure to book your timeslot online, and hit the ice right away to take in the music and light show of the Christmas tree. Holiday hours include Sunday-Thursday, 11 AM to 10 PM with Friday and Saturday going until midnight. The rink is open until January 8, 2023, and even on Christmas day from 11 AM to 10 PM. So book your tickets and timeslot now! 

Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink

Enjoy the forested views of Schenley Park as you head to the iconic Schenley Park Ice Rink that has been opened since 1975. The rink can fit up to 250 people and has 90-minute sessions with no intermission. Plus, the rink has some unique events coming up for the entire family. Skate with Santa on Sunday, December 18 from 1:30-3 PM or be sure to check out your  favotire mascot on the slippy ice on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 1:30-3 PM.

Hunt Armory Ice Rink

Located on 324 Emerson Street, the historic Hunt Armory Ice Rink is noted as the first indoor community ice rink opened within the city of Pittsburgh in 25 years. Public skates, ice rink rentals, skate skills programming, private events and more, Hunt Armory is the rink with all of the benefits when the weather may be too dreadful outside. Notably, the rink serves the Pittsburgh Penguins diversity and community programming and uplifts affordable public skating and hockey for all. Check out the ice rink online for its hours, and if you live outside of the city, perhaps visiting the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry may be the spot for icy extracurricular activities. 

Have an must-visit ice rink to share? Let us know in the comments!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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