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Public Skating


Public Skate (also known as "Open Skate" or "Free Skate") is held as noted on the calendar below. 

If a date does not show a session time listed public skate is NOT offered that day.

Public Skate sessions are generally held on Friday & Saturday nights and Saturday & Sunday afternoons. Special sessions are also held on select holidays and throughout the year on weekday afternoons during school breaks.

Due to hockey tournaments, skating competitions and special events the public skate schedule varies monthly. 

Additional information including admission prices, rental skate and other fees is listed below.

The Ice Den strongly recommends checking the Public Skate Schedule for the most up to date information.

UPDATE: 8/1/21

Due to public health concerns Ice Den public skate sessions remain on hiatus indefinitely.

Private skating lessons, Adult Ice Cafe and Learn to Skate programs are options in the interim. AZ Ice is offering public skate at its locations. When public skates return dates and times will be posted on the calendar online.

We encourage you to follow us on social media @icedenaz for updates.

Thank you for your understanding.

Public Skating sessions are currently on hiatus.

When sessions return they will be posted on the calendar.


Ice Den Public Skating is an activity that combines fitness and fun for skaters of all ages and abilities.  With public skate sessions held each weekend, as well as special event sessions throughout the year and our annual Holiday Skates, there is always time to lace up your skates and hit the ice!

  • Public Skate Sessions are 2-hours in length unless otherwise noted.
  • Please review the Public Skate calendar for upcoming sessions.

Below please find additional information to help you plan and prepare for an Ice Den Public Skate:

Public skate session admissions are purchased at the Administration Desk located inside the Ice Den lobby. The passes are adhesive stickers that state the specific date/time of each session.  Similar to ski lift tickets, the passes can be directly applied to clothing, however we advise you to NOT apply directly to leather, suede or other sensitive materials.  Metal ‘ticket wickets’ are available at the Administration Desk and can be used to affix the pass to a jacket zipper or belt loop.  Each skater must have a pass for the current session and it must be worn and visible at all times during the session.

Please Note:
The average temperature inside the rink is 56 degrees. The Ice Den encourages skaters and spectators to dress accordingly for warmth and safety. Helmets, socks, mitts/gloves and other equipment is recommended. Hockey sticks and pucks will not be permitted on the ice during public skating sessions.

Public Skate Admission Prices

Kids 5 & Under $5 All sessions includes rental skates / $3 admission with own skates.
Kids Age 6-12 $7 Does not include rental skates.
General 13 & Older $9 Does not include rental skates.
Seniors 55+ $6 Does not include rental skates.
Military Family Discount $5 Per skater with skate rental included up to 4 family members. Veterans/active service members free admission with I.D.
Fun Friday $10 All ages includes rental skates. Skate trainers not offered on Friday nights.
$6 Saturday Night $6 All ages (over 5) includes rental skates.

Fun Fridays at the Ice Den

Fun Friday features 2-hours of public skating including skate rental and features extreme lighting and a live DJ ready to take your requests for current radio-edited hits.

Admission is $10 per skater (over the age of 5) including skate rental. Admission is $8 without skate rental.

Please Be Advised: For safety reasons skate trainers are not available at Fun Friday Public Skate sessions.


$6 Saturdays are held select Saturdays from 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. throughout the month.  Dates and times are subject to change - please review the current published calendar.  Skate trainers can be used at these family friendly sessions.

Admission includes:

  • 2-hour public skate session
  • Family & kid-friendly music
  • Standard lighting
  • Admission for all ages* is $6 per skater including skate rental
    *Skaters 5 and under skate for $5


Figure Skates $3
Hockey Skates $3
Skate Trainer $3 First-Come, First-Served Basis. *Not available on Fun Fridays.
Locker (Based on Availability) $1 One-Time In/Out Access.


Over 800 pairs of ice hockey and figure skates are available to rent for your skating pleasure. Skate sizes range from Toddler size 6 through Adult size 15.  Please note, due to skater volume on highly attended sessions, skate sizes are not guaranteed to be available. All skaters are encouraged to arrive early to ensure proper skate size availability. To assist with sizing, a skate sizing mat is located at the skate rental counter.


To assist some of our younger and beginner skaters, the Ice Den provides a limited number of skate trainers for public skating sessions*.  The fee to rent a Skate Trainer is $3 payable at the Administration Desk.  The skater will receive a wristband to show a member of the Guest Services staff identified by bright yellow uniforms to retrieve the trainer.

Children using a trainer must be accompanied by an adult skater.

For safety reasons, only the weight of the child should be placed on the trainer. Adults should only assist the child and avoiding putting their weight on the trainer. While using the trainer, please demonstrate proper use, common sense, and courtesy to all patrons.  Misuse of a skate trainer will result in loss of privilege.

*Skate trainers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Not available on Fun Friday sessions.


Looking for a fun and affordable outing for your family, friends or co-workers? Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a public skating discount at the Ice Den Scottsdale or Ice Den Chandler. Join us for one of our 2-hour weekend sessions for only $7 per person including skate rental. Group discounts must be coordinated in advance.

Holiday & Winter Break Skate Group Discounts:
Admission is $9 per skater including skate rental
for groups of 20 or more when coordinated in advance.
Walk-up discounts will not be honored.

Ice Den “FUN”-Raisers offer a cool and easy way for non-profit organizations to coordinate an event to raise money and awareness for its cause?  The Ice Den provides discounted public skating passes that the group sells at regular price to its members to make a profit. Not only is it an easy way to raise funds, but your supporters will have a blast doing so!

Based on availability, the Ice Dens offer private ice rental for exclusive functions.  Private ice rentals offer the opportunity for your group to have access to one sheet of ice to private skate or play broomball.  It is a fun and unique way to celebrate birthday parties, family reunions, corporate outings and fundraisers.

Ice Den Groups & Events


Please remember to have your admission pass clearly visible at all times as the Guest Service Representatives will be checking for proper identification. Regardless of your skill level, there are elements of risk in ice skating. Please familiarize yourself with the posted Skater’s Responsibility Code and the language on your admission ticket. To ensure an enjoyable experience for every skater on the ice, it is important to remember to use common sense, show courtesy to others and be aware of unsafe conditions.  If at any time you need assistance, please ask one of our Guest Service Representatives identified in bright yellow uniforms.


Customer safety is a priority at the Ice Den. To ensure the public skating sessions as safe as possible for all participants, we prohibit jumps and spins during these sessions.  Advanced skaters wanting to practice jumps, spins, leg lifts and any other advanced skating techniques are encouraged to attend the 20-30 weekly freestyle skating sessions that are offered to practice these maneuvers.


Chilly Bean

The Chilly Bean Café is open during all public skating sessions and offers a wide-variety of snacks and beverages to enjoy!