10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Iowa!

If you are looking for a little time on the ice in Iowa, well then, you’re in luck. The state of Iowa doesn’t only have quantity in ice rinks, but they have quality as well. Top-notch facilities open to all ages and spread across the state, Iowa ice skating rinks offer everything from adult hockey leagues to open skates. So if you’re in Iowa and looking to lace up your skates, be sure to check out these 10 great ice skating rinks in Iowa.

1. Metro Ice Sports Facility, Urbandala, IA

Centrally located in the state, the Metro Ice Sports Facility offers every type of traditional fun you can have on the ice. Whether it’s hockey, ice skating or learning how to do both, the Metro Ice Sports Facility has it all crammed into a full day’s schedule. Find the time that is right for you, whether it’s open hockey night or a private birthday party, and have yourself a fun outing at the Metro Ice Sports Facility in Urbandale.

2. Iowa State University Ice Arena, Ames, IA

It might cost you a little less to visit the Iowa State University Ice Arena located on Gateway Hills Park Drive if you’re an actual student, but all members of the public are welcome to put on their skates and get on the ice. Offering public skate, hockey leagues and chances to practice your freestyle routine. They also published their facility calendars at least a month in advance on their website.

3. The River’s Edge, Davenport, IA

River’s Edge in total comprises of a sizeable indoor turf field and an Olympic sized ice skating rink owned and operated by the city of Davenport. This impressive space offers a lot of fun, and if you stick toward the ice skating side of things you can enjoy public skates, freestyle slots of time and an “over 30” hockey league. Check out their latest month’s schedule to see what activity best fits your ice skating needs.

4. Mystique Community Ice Center, Dubuque, IA

Home of the Dubuque Fighting Saints, the Mystique Community Ice Center is a multi-million-dollar ice rink open to all ages and members of the public. Whether you are looking to get in a little stick time or you want to attend a full-blown ice skating or hockey clinic, even if you want to rent out the entire arena for just you and your friends, the Mystique Community Ice Center and its friendly staff will ensure that you enjoy yourself.

5. IBP Ice Center, Sioux City, IA

The IBP Ice Center in Sioux City offers open skate times to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Outside of these hours, the best time to get on the ice in Sioux City is to join in on the different events they host during the year. Featuring classics like “Learn to Skate” clinics and contemporaries like curling classes, check out their website for a full view of the different events happening at the IBP Ice Center.

6. Boji Bay Ice Arena, Spirit Lake, IA

Located in the heart of the Great Lakes of Iowa, the Boji Bay Ice Arena offers everything you’d expect out of an ice arena, including hockey, figure skating, lessons, rentals and even during the “off-season” (summer), they melt the ice and feature a youth lacrosse league. Whether you’re looking for an adult hockey league, or time to practice your freestyle routine, why not head to the beautiful Spirit Lake and the Boji Bay Ice Arena?

7. Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Iowa City

If you’re looking to get on some ice but out of the rink, the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, in conjunction with the privately-owned H2O Center, can help anyone get on the ice. If you already own a pair of skates, then you can get on the iced-over Sand Lake anytime of winter when it’s cold enough. If you need to rent a pair, the H20 Center offers daily time-slots to come check some out. Either way, even without the Zamboni, the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area is a real ice-skating treat.

8. Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines, IA

Nothing ties off the winter season quite as right as ice skating at the Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines. Open seasonally, this welcomed winter attraction offers open skating hours nearly everyday in the winter, and if you feel a little uneasy on the ice, Brenton Skating Plaza also offers “Learn to Skate” clinics to sharpen your skills.

9. Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA

Home to the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders, Eastern Iowa’s United States Hockey League team, the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena has everything the ice can offer for those year-long ice skaters out there. With open ice everyday of the week for freeskate, you can also take programmed “Learn to Skate” lessons, among many other activities including hockey, broomball, curling and private events.

10. Coral Ridge Ice Arena, Coralville, IA

Connected to the Coral Ridge Mall, the Coral Ridge Ice Arena offers some of the finest ice in the state. With public skating hours every day (see schedule for hours), there’s no excuse holding you back from checking out the fun to be had. If you’re interested in learning and playing hockey, the Coral Ridge Ice Arena has you covered, and same with figure skating. Every last Friday of the month is Free-Family Friday, so mark your calendars and plan on checking out the Coral Ridge Ice Arena.

Iowa Search
View more Iowa Ice Skating Rinks.
Find Ice skating Rinks Near You
Find Ice Skating Rinks Near You
One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA
Mission The Mid-America Center strives to be an active leader in the community and industry through consistent and best practices; to exceed the... Read More
228 South Blossom, Lake View, IA
Black Hawk Lake lies off the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Iowa. Black Hawk Lake was formed many thousands of years ago by ... Read More
1100 Rockford Road South West, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena is a multi-purpose sports and recreation venue owned by the City of Cedar Rapids and managed by VenuWorks The Cedar Rap... Read More
700 West River Drive, Davenport, IA
The River's Edge is a premier 75,000+ square foot indoor sports facility offering an Olympic size ice rink and an indoor turf field available for s... Read More
520 Robert D Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA
About Us:Brenton Plaza, an open-air facility located in downtown Des Moines, is the ideal location for various events including ceremonies, social ... Read More
1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive, Dubuque, IA
About Us:Mystique Community Ice Center is owned by the City of Dubuque, Iowa and managed by Dubuque Community Ice and Recreation Center, Inc. (a 50... Read More
5100 North West 72nd Street, Urbandale, IA
Metro Ice Sports Facility: To be a world class facility and lead in the advancement of ice sports. We are committed to: Offering premier amenities ... Read More
125 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA
About Us:Young Arena opened its doors in December of 1994 and operates as part of the City of Waterloo Leisure Services Department. Young Arena is ... Read More
1507 Gateway Hills Park Drive, Ames, IA
770 7th Street North East, Sioux Center, IA
1507 Gateway Hills Park Drive, Ames, IA
Mission: The Ames Figure Skating Club is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and supportive environment for skaters of all ages and abilities to ach... Read More
7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA
Central Iowa Figure Skating Club serves the Des Moines Metro area and Ames and is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting figure skating f... Read More
1100 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization of skaters, parents and coaches dedicated to promoting figure skating within the ... Read More
1919 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA
Show More
Select a Iowa town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you