FAQ

How much does it cost?
General admission is $12 for a 90-minute skating session and includes the rental skates. Half-price skating is available every Thursday. Due to limited parking, skating is by reservation only. All reservations must be made online through our website.

 

Do you rent ice skates?
Yes, rental skates are included in general admission price. Ice skate sizes range from children’s size 7 to adult size 12. 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. Socks are required to be worn when you use our rental skates.

 

Do I have to pay if I’m not skating?
Spectators accompanying paid skaters are welcome at no charge. We have picnic tables with a great view overlooking the rink.

 

Where are you located?
We are located ½ east of Columbia State Historic Park at the entrance of Marble Quarry RV Park, 11551 Yankee Hill Rd.

 

What are your hours?
Rink hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday – Monday. We are 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.

 

What is synthetic ice?
Synthetic ice 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.

 

Can I bring my own skates?
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. 

What is the total number of skaters allowed per session?

The rink is rated for 60 skaters but we limit each session to a maximum of 40 skaters.

How many parking spaces do you have?

We have a total of 25 parking spaces available including an ADA van accessible space in front of the rink next to the entrance gate. Parking spaces are reserved for each 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. 

How long will the rink be open?

We are hoping to operate the rink year-round, but minimally it will be open through the winter season.

Can I bring my own food?
We do not allow outside food or drink at the rink. We have soda, water, and snacks available at the rink office. No food is allowed inside the skate changing area. Soda and water with resealable twist-caps are allowed in the skate changing area and must be capped when not drinking.

 

Do you have any promotions?
We have half-price skating every Thursday for all sessions!

 

Do you have bathrooms?
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.

 

Do you offer skating lessons?
We currently do not offer skating lessons but is something we are considering for the future.

 

Are skating helpers available?
Skating Helpers are available for beginning skaters under 48 inches tall. We offer a Penguin and 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.

 

Can I reschedule my reservation?
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. Please note that there are no refunds for no-shows.

 

Do you close the rink when it rains?
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

We only skated for 5 minutes. Can we get a refund?

Ice skating is an aerobic exercise, just like jogging or running, and works practically every muscle from your lower back and abs right down to your feet and can become tiring. We recommend pacing yourself and taking breaks during your skating session to recharge and stay hydrated. Due to limited skate session capacity, all sales are final even if you decide to leave early before finishing your session.

 

What should I wear?
Socks are required to be worn when you use our rental skates. 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.