Rain Check

We will be closed Saturday, 12/3, due to rain that is forecast for the whole day. If you had a reservation for 12/3, we have already emailed you a gift card for the full amount of your booking so that you can reschedule for another day. When making a new reservation online, click on the "Apply a gift card" link during checkout and enter the gift card number. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused and look forward to skating with you soon!

Now Open!

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Chicken Ranch Tribal Council is excited to announce the opening of the Columbia “Ice” Skating Park! Enjoy skating through the holidays on our outdoor 70ft x 40ft synthetic ice rink conveniently located one-half mile east of Columbia State Historic Park. General admission is $12 including skate rental for 90-minutes of skating. We look forward to skating with you soon!

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Skating Sessions and Hours

Rink hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday – Monday.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

90-minute sessions start every two hours:

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Due to limited parking, skating is by reservation only. All reservations must be made online through our website. Every parking space is reserved for each session. Please do not arrive by car without a reservation as this will cause parking problems.

 

If you are arriving without a car and without a reservation, the rink staff will direct you to our online reservation system to check availability and book your session. Please note that the check-in process will take longer because skates were not pulled ahead of time and prepared.

Admission

General Admission for one 90-minute session including skate rental: $12
Skate Helpers: $5
Helmets: $5
Half-price skating every Thursday!

Any skater age 12 or younger must be under direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.

 

Tickets must be purchased online, as there will be no on-site ticket sales. Note: A convenience fee of 6% ($1.00 minimum) is added by the online booking service provider, Fare Harbor.

 

The Columbia “Ice” Skating Park has a no refund policy, all sales are final. We do provide for refunds in very limited circumstances only. If a refund is issued, it will not include the Convenience Fee charged by Fare Harbor. You may reschedule your reservation up to 24-hours before your scheduled session. Go to our Contact page and include the following information in the Message field: the date and time of your reservation, your confirmation number, and the new date and time that you would like to skate. There are no refunds for no shows. Please see our Rain Policy section below for information about weather-related closures.

Waiver

All skaters are required to fill out and sign a liability release waiver upon checking-in for your session. A parent or guardian must sign for any children under the age of 18. To make check-in smoother and quicker, you can download and print the waiver and bring the completed waiver with you. If you do not have access to a printer, we have waiver forms available at the skating office when you check-in. All Skaters skate at their own risk.

Parking

Parking is limited to a total of 25 spaces and every space is reserved for each session. There are 14 parking spaces in the  lower lot including one ADA Van accessible space, and 11 parking spaces in the upper lot.

 

Please do not arrive by car without a reservation as this will cause parking problems.

 

Parking spaces are only to be used during your scheduled session. Please do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled session as this will allow time for the previous guests to vacate the parking lot after their session has ended. Please vacate your parking space promptly upon returning your rental skates so it is ready for the next session of skaters.

 

If you are arriving without a car, or do not require a parking space, please check-in with the rink staff for session availability.

 

Upon arriving, please proceed to the green building with the sign, “Columbia ‘Ice’ Skating Park,” to check-in and pickup your rental skates.

Rentals

Ice skate sizes range from children’s size 7 to adult size 12. Please note that Adult skates are Men's sizes. Women's sizes are approximately 1.5 sizes smaller. When booking your reservation online, you will be prompted to select the skate sizes for your party. Sizes that are sold out for the session will not be available for selection.

 

You will be required to leave your driver’s license when picking up your skates and will be returned to you when all skates from your party are returned.

 

Socks are required for all rental skates (crew socks or taller are encouraged). We recommend wearing thick socks or bring an extra pair of socks. Rental skates are thoroughly disinfected with Lysol after each rental.

 

For beginning skaters under 48 inches tall, we offer Skating Helpers: Penguin & Polar Bear Helpers that glide with the skater along the ice and help with balance and control. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and push the Helper by themselves. Others cannot push them. For safety considerations, Skating Helpers cannot be rented to anyone taller than 48". They may be paid for when checking-in and picking up your skates. Price is $5 for each Skating Helper.

 

You may bring your own pair of hockey skates, but they must be sharp to glide effectively on the synthetic ice surface. Figure skates, or skates with toe-picks are not allowed as they can damage the surface of the rink. Note: The synthetic surface may dull the blade more than natural ice and we recommend sharpening your blades before and after skating. The Columbia “Ice” Skating Park will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage to your skates during your visit.

Synthetic Ice

The Columbia “Ice” Skating Park features a 70ft x 40ft synthetic ice rink. What is synthetic ice? It is a solid polymer material designed for skating using normal metal-bladed ice skates. The rink is constructed with interlocking, self-lubricating panels that provide a smooth and seamless surface, and requires no water or electricity to operate. Synthetic ice closely mimics the feel of real ice with an 85-90% glide equivalent and requires a little more effort to skate than real ice. The biggest difference is that synthetic ice wears down the skate blade faster than real ice which requires frequent sharpening, whereas the skate blade wears down the surface of real ice faster which requires frequent resurfacing. We keep our rental skates sharpened and our rink surface clean for the best skating experience.

Getting Here

We are located at the entrance of Marble Quarry RV Park at 11551 Yankee Hill Rd, Columbia, CA.

 

From Hwy 49

Turn onto Parrotts Ferry Rd and proceed approximately 1.9 miles, then turn onto Jackson St (which becomes Yankee Hill Rd) and proceed approximately 0.5 mile, then turn right into the entrance of Marble Quarry RV Park. Pull into the rink parking lot on the left side.

 

From Hwy 4

Turn onto Hwy 49 South, then turn onto Parrotts Ferry Rd and proceed approximately 1.9 miles, then turn onto Jackson St and proceed approximately 0.5 miles, then turn right into the entrance of Marble Quarry RV Park. Pull into the rink parking lot on the left side.

Skating Rules

  • All Skaters skate at their own risk! Skating is an inherently dangerous activity that could result in serious injury. The Columbia “Ice” Skating Park does not assume responsibility for damages or injuries resulting from use of this facility.

  • Please be respectful of others on the ice and follow all rink rules.

  • Please be considerate of other skaters, passing or overtaking other skaters must be done carefully.

  • No tag or any other types of games are permitted. Roughness, horseplay, excessive speeding or weaving through other skaters is prohibited.

  • Counterclockwise skate flow is used. All skaters must skate in the same direction. All skaters must keep moving while on the ice, no stopping.

  • No private lessons or practices of any kind are allowed during open skate times.

  • No hockey sticks or puck play allowed during open skate times.

  • No person is permitted on the ice unless they are wearing ice skates (except Rink staff).

  • No more than three people may skate together at one time in a chain.

  • No food or beverages are allowed on the rink. Only bottled drinks with a lid is allowed in the skate changing area.

  • No alcohol, No smoking, vaping, nicotine, e-cigarettes, tobacco or similar is allowed on park property.

  • No talking/texting on cell phones or other devices, or use of headphones is allowed while on the ice.

  • Skaters are not allowed to carry children or any other secondary items such as purses/bags while on ice.

  • Any skater age 12 or younger must be under direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Chipping or gouging the rink surface is strictly forbidden. Incidents or malicious destruction are to be reported to a supervisor immediately.

  • Do not climb or sit on the rink barrier fence. Do not place any items on the rink barrier fence.

  • Skates allowed on rubber surfaces only (No skates at the concessions window, in bathrooms, on sidewalks, or parking lots). Skates must be brought to skate changing area to be put on and removed after skating session and brought back to the skate shop.

  • No one is allowed in the rink during non-skate hours or while the surface is being cleaned.

  • No skating is allowed if the rink is closed.

  • All park rules must be followed.

  • Exits are to be kept clear at all times.

  • No dogs or pets of any kind are permitted on the premises.

  • Any disagreement with a patron who violates a rule must be referred to the manager or ice supervisor.

  • Throwing snowballs (or any other objects) is strictly prohibited.

  • The Columbia “Ice” Skating Park is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

What to Wear

The key to comfortable skating is to wear layers; temperature may range from chilly to warm, depending on the time of day, the number of skaters and the amount of energy one exerts. When skating during the day, we recommend wearing sunglasses and sunblock due to the bright reflective surface of the rink. Gloves and hats always help on colder days.

Rain Policy

We remain open in light to moderate rain but may close in heavy and sustained rain at the discretion of the Rink management. No refunds or rain checks will be issued for tickets purchased at the door, but rain checks will be honored for tickets purchased online in advance.

 

If a manager determines that the ice is un-skateable due to inclement weather or has suspended skating due to hazardous conditions (storms, lightning), rain checks may be issued as follows:

 

  • Rain checks will be issued when the ice rink becomes un-skateable due to extreme weather or dangerous conditions such as lightning, high winds or standing water on the ice.

  • Rain checks expire 60 days from the date of issue.

  • Rink management reserves the right to determine when these conditions warrant closing of the ice rink and whether or not rain checks are to be issued

  • Rain checks cannot be replaced if lost or stolen

  • Rain Checks will only be issued because of inclement weather or emergencies requiring skater(s) to leave immediately

Conveniences

Restrooms, including ADA accessible stalls, are available at the Marble Quarry RV Park office and located at the west side of the building. Ice skates are not allowed outside of the rink and changing area so you will need to change into your shoes before heading to the restroom.

 

Picnic tables overlooking the rink are available for non-skaters during your scheduled session.

 

Soda, water, candy, and chips are available for purchase.

Birthday Parties / School Groups / Fundraisers

We are working on pricing and details for birthday parties, school groups, fundraisers, and private events. Please stay tuned for more information coming soon. In the meantime, please contact us here and tell us about your event including desired date, session time, and number of skaters so we can further assist you.