Get Ready to Skate

Southern Utah’s only ice rink, The Glacier, opened to the public on Nov. 23, before Thanksgiving break.

Public skating hours are the most popular times to visit The Glacier. The ice is resurfaced every two hours, but visitors are welcome to wait for the zamboni and continue skating afterwards. Admission is $5 per person to skate for one session. The rink is open for public skating weekdays from 7-9 p.m. and weekends from 3-10:30 p.m.

From 3-4:45 p.m. on weekdays, admission for public skating is only $3 per person. Hot chocolate and other treats are available during public skate sessions.

The Glacier offers several programs including hockey leagues and skating lessons. Certified instructors and coaches can teach basic to advanced skills on the ice. The classes are offered to all skill levels. Two “Learn to Skate” workshops will be open to the public Saturday, Dec. 8 and Jan. 5  from noon to 2 p.m. until lesson registration closes on Jan. 5.

Hockey leagues range from youth, high school and adult hockey teams. The Glacier also hosts the SUU Hockey Club games.

The ice rink is outdoors so visitors should dress warm. Equipment is available for rental upon arrival including hockey pads and ice skates. The entire rink can also be rented for events and parties for $200 per hour.

The Glacier Ice Rink is located at 2090 W Royal Hunte Dr., behind the Cedar City aquatic center. For more information about The Glacier’s programs and policies, visit

Story By: Ansleigh Mikesell
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