The Allegheny County Parks Department will open the North Park ice skating rink on Thursday, Nov. 8, weather and conditions permitting. The county's 2012-13 ice skating season will run through mid-March.
Admission is $5 per day per adult aged 18-59 and $3 per adult aged 60 and older. Children aged 17 and younger can also pay $3 per admission.
Senior season passes cost $25 (ages 60 and older). Admission is free for active volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical technicians with a Park Pass Program photo ID.
Skates rental costs $2 per day, and skates sharpening, when available, costs $4.50.
Hours of Operation
North Park Ice Skating RinkTuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.
The rink will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and will hold regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day.
For additional available hours, call the North Park Rink at 724-935-1280.
The ice skating rinks are also available for rent throughout the season. The cost is $100 per hour when scheduled two weeks in advance and $125 per hour for same-day rentals.
Free & Paid Ice Skating Lessons
The county Parks Department is offering both free and paid ice skating lessons throughout the season to residents aged 5 and older (no exceptions). For information, use the following links: