Chill Out at KC’s Coolest Ice Skating Rinks

Ice Skating at Park Place


Without a doubt, The Ice at Park Place in Leawood was inspired by the muses of winter magic. Whether under a sky of sunshine or a canopy of evening moon and stars, happy skating happens on the ice at this outdoor, open-air venue. With its twinkle lights, music and glowing fire pits along with fabulous restaurants and shopping, the Ice at Park Place surrounds visitors in the ambiance of a poetic European village. The Ice Team hosts several annual events, too, including a Valentine’s Day Skate and Skate With a Princess. This month, there are free ice skating lessons.

Ice Rink at Park Place KC

Ice skating at Park Place KC


Ice skating is a quintessential winter pastime, and for 46 years, the Crown Center Ice Terrace has been Kansas City’s most iconic destination for delightful ice adventures. Set against a backdrop of countless white lights, everything shimmers and sparkles at this venue. Sheltered by a dazzling white canopy, the outdoor Ice Terrace is open through March. Adults over 60 and children ages four and under can skate for free, and seven-week. Skating lesson sessions are available for those from all ages.

Ice skating at Crown Center KC

kids at Crown Center Ice Rink KC


Lace up, and hit the ice at one of Kansas City’s premier ice venues. Open year-round, the Kansas City Ice Center in Shawnee Mission is an irresistible combination of both indoor and outdoor frozen surfaces. Through early March, KCIC’s full-size outdoor arena is open, and just steps away is the indoor pavilion. This NHL-regulation rink is home to KCIC’s Skate School, the Silver Blades and Kansas City Figure Skating Clubs along with numerous youth and adult hockey leagues. When ice time is over, warm up cold toes and noses with a frothy hot chocolate, rich beer or fine glass of wine at the KCIC cafe, or refuel with the house specialty and skater favorite, jalapeno mac and cheese. Skating sessions and skate rental are free for little ice fans 4 and under.

Ice Skating

Kansas City Ice Center


Nestled in the woods of Frank Vaydik Park, this indoor, climate-controlled venue is open every day of the week, all year round. North Kansas City’s only indoor ice facility, Line Creek turns up the heat on great service. Home to figure skaters, hockey players and curlers passionate about their sport, the Line Creek team also extends a warm welcome to those finding their way across a slippery ice sheet for the first time. Believed by many to have the best ice in the metro, the venue offers public skating, figure skating lessons and training, and hockey lessons and clinics, and it’s home to several skating-related clubs and inclusive hockey for those with special needs.

Line Creek Community Center Ice Skating

Ice skate at Line Creek Community Center


Forget the winter blues! Lace up your skates, grab your mittens, and take a spin around one of the city’s best ice skating venues. You’ll feel like a kid again, gliding freely with rosy cheeks and a huge grin, at this open-air skating venue. Pond hockey and tournaments, curling and skating lessons, public skating sessions and group events fill the calendar at this picturesque venue located in the heart of Lea McKeighan Park in Lee’s Summit. After skating, cozy up to the fire pits with s’mores and hot chocolate.

summit ice

Ice Skating at Summit Ice


Escape winter’s chill, and come glide and laugh the cold away at Centerpoint Community Ice Rink in Independence. Dedicated to the icy winter sports, Centerpoint is home to the Kansas City Mavericks, Heartland Figure Skating Club and the Kansas City Jr Mavs. Well-maintained and brightly lit, this venue is the perfect place to polish ice moves — or to experience the happy magic of skating for the first time. Centerpoint also offers an extensive array of classes for all levels and experiences. Camps and lessons for figure skating, hockey and more take place year-round.

Centerpoint Community Ice Rink

Centerpoint Community Ice Rink

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