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Public Ice Skating

WHEN: Thursday, December 8: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  |  WHERE: The Ice at Canalside




Lace up your skates for The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York! Whether you’re on your lunch break, on a date, with family, or with friends you’ll love to take a spin on the Canals on Downtown Buffalo’s Waterfront!

Hours (hours may vary depending on weather conditions):

  • Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Monday: Closed (except 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, & 2/20)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Note: Special weekday hours will be in effect during school break weeks: December 25-31 and February 19-25


  • Ages 13 and over: $6
  • Ages 6-12: $4
  • Ages 5 and under: Free

Skate Rentals: $5 (sizes range from a toddler size 9 to an adult 13)

Locker Rental:$3 (limited availability)

Show your BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York membership card and receive a $1 off skate admission and $1 off skate rental discount.

Assumption of Risk: All skaters and curlers at The Ice at Canalside are required to sign an Assumption of Risk waiver before their first visit to The Ice. You can click the link at the bottom of your screen to save time by reading and signing your waiver at home. You will still be required to check in at the Admission Kiosk before entering The Ice.

Also, new this year, on select dates throughout the season we will host Theme Days at the Ice. Admission will be $8 per person, including skate rental if you participate in the following theme days:
1.       Hockey Home Game Day Pride: wear Blue and Gold on any Hockey Home Game Days, receive discount.
2.       Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: wear Red and Green OR Santa Hat on December 24 or 25, 2016, receive discount. 
3.       New Years Eve: wear Silver OR Gold OR a Tuxedo on December 31, 2016, receive discount. 
4.       Super Bowl: wear your Team Jersey on February 5, 2017, receive discount. 
5.       Presidents’ Day: wear Red, White, and Blue on February 20, 2017, receive discount.

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