Ice Skating will Return to Downtown with Reservations Required for 2020-21 Season

Clinton Square Ice Rink to Open with COVID-19 Protocols in Place

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs today announced the scheduled opening date for the Clinton Square Ice Rink to be Friday, Nov. 27, weather permitting.

Ice rink capacity will be limited based on current local and state guidance. As of Wednesday, Nov. 25, rink occupancy will not exceed nine (9) skaters at a time. Advanced registration is required and admission payment for each skater will be required through www.skatesinthecity.com by credit card only.

Reservations will open Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. and will open one week in advance at 8 a.m. prior to each reservation. Walk-up admissions will not be allowed. All youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Skating sessions will be available in hour and a half increments, starting at:

  • 11 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 5 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.

The facility will close between sessions for cleaning and sanitation. Clinton Square Ice Rink hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days each week until the end of the year. New hours will be posted for the 2021 dates.

Skate admission fees are: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for youth (ages 12 and under) and seniors (55+). Skate rental will be $5.00 per person. Cash and credit card will be accepted. A 2.75%, non-refundable transaction fee will be applied to all credit card transactions. Visa, Mastercard and Discover will be accepted.

All social distancing guidelines mandated by City of Syracuse, Onondaga County and New York State must be followed. Masks must be worn at all times and gloves or mittens must be worn on the ice.

Building access will be limited to changing in and out of skates only. Concessions will not be sold. An outdoor port-a-john will be available. Indoor storage lockers will be available for $.50 per session.

Promotions or group discounts will not be available during the 2020-21 skate season. Coupons will not be accepted.

All children under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the premises after dark without the supervision of a parent or adult guardian. Photo identification will be required.

For more information visit www.skatesinthecity.com or contact Joe Burns at jburns@syrgov.net.