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Public Session/Open Skate

Open Public Session Times… ►

Here at Sherwood Ice Arena we offer Open Public Skate Sessions every day!  Please check the right hand side of this page for any updates or changes to our regular Open Public  Session schedule below.   (Coupons, vouchers, and free passes not accepted during Christmas break and Spring break sessions)

Monday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15- 2:45pm   Flex
  3:00 – 5:00pm   Rec
Tuesday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15 – 2:45pm   Flex
Wednesday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15 – 2:45pm   Flex
  3:00 – 5:15pm   Rec
Thursday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15 – 2:45pm   Flex
Friday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15 – 2:45pm   Flex
  3:00 – 5:00pm   Rec
  7:35 – 9:35pm*   Rec
Saturday 1:00 – 3:30pm   Rec
Sunday 1:00 – 3:30pm   Rec

*Our Friday night Rec Session has a live DJ while you skate in a dimly lit setting with disco lights for the majority of the session from 7:35-9:35pm each week.

Public/Open Rec Session (more restrictive sessions) w/ 12 cones Open Public Rec Skate is open to all visitors to come and enjoy the skating experience. Recreational skating for all ages and all recreational abilities.  Activities include basic skating and/or laps outside of the coned off areas.  Since these are Recreational Sessions, skaters probably won’t see as many coaches and those coaches you do see will only be teaching entry to low level figure skaters (Basic Skills through Free Skate 6) and  low level hockey skating (Basic Skills through Hockey 201). All skating abilities are allowed on the session as long as no moves above Free Skate 6 are performed.

Public/Open Flex Session w/ no cones on the ice Open Public Flex Skate is open to all visitors to come and enjoy the skating experience. Come to these shared/multiple activities sessions during normally lower attendance times.  Activities may include basic skating and/or laps as well as some figure skating/freestyle maneuvers and Ice Dance. Skaters may notice more private lessons and coaches on this ice during these sessions. All skating abilities are allowed on the session.

Public admission and skate rental FREE for kids 4 and under. 

Participants in Learn to Skate Basic 4 and below get free public during the week and only pay for skate rental. 


As of 8/29/18:

The last Thursday Super Stick Time session will be on Thursday, September 6th.

Starting Thursday, September 13th our regular Prime Time Stick Time will return and be one hour from 5:15-6:15pm. This will be a standard Stick Time session with no pick-up game.

On Saturday, September 15th will be the last Saturday morning Stick Time Session of the summer season.

On Sunday, September 16th will be the last Sunday morning Dance Session and Sunday Stick Time of the summer season.

On Friday, September 21st Adult Skills Class will be canceled on this date to accommodate the Adult Hockey Camp that will be taking place over the weekend.

On Saturday, September 22nd morning Prime Time Freestyle times will be adjusted and each session will be reduced to one hour on this date to accommodate the Hockey Camp. Low PTFS will be from 7:00-8:00am and High PTSF will be from 8:00-9:00am.

On Sunday, September 23rd the CSFC will be hosting a Dance Test session from 8:15-9:30am.  This will affect the hours of Prime Time Freestyle which will run from 6:00-8:00am on that date.   Also, this will be the last Sunday Prime Time Freestyle Session of the season.

On Saturday, September 29th Prime Time Freestyle Sessions will be adjusted and each session will be reduced to one hour on this date.  Low will be from: 5:15-6:15am and High will be from 6:15am-7:15am. The CSFC will be hosting a “Regionals” send off from 7:30 till 10:45am that morning, see their website for further details.

NW Regional Figure Skating Competition: Wednesday October 3rd through Sunday October 7th we will be hosting this major event. Our schedule will be dramatically changed for all programs during this week. Here are some of the changes:

  • Both afternoon Public Sessions will be cancelled on Wednesday October 3rd.

  • Wednesday and Saturday Learn to Skate class will not be held this week.

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday all regularly scheduled activities are cancelled

  • Sunday morning regular activities will be canceled.

Starting Saturday, October 13th Prime Time Freestyle session times will change. The new times will be from 8:40-9:40am for High, followed by an ice cut and then the second hour from 9:50-10:50pm for Low.

 All regularly scheduled events will be hosted at their normal times unless otherwise posted here

Please call (503) 625-5757 during normal business hours for more updates and questions.

Outside Food Policy: No community/group/shared outside foods may be brought in. This includes family-portioned snacks/meals. Single-portioned foods only to serve you, the individual. We do have a snack bar that offers a variety of food and drink. Please be respectful to our arena. Thank you.

Open Skate Rules

Ice skating is for fun and enjoyment for everyone. Skating can be enjoyed in many ways. Regardless of your skill level, there are elements of risk in ice skating. Use common sense, show courtesy to others, and anticipate dangerous situations before they arise.  The following rules are basic elements of safety and courtesy:

  • Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants.
  • No rough housing or playing tag, chase, or crack the whip.
  • No sticks, pucks, or balls.
  • No weaving around other skaters or the cones.
  • Please skate outside of the coned area.
  • No one is allowed on the ice without skates.
  • Ice skates are not allowed in bleacher area.
  • No carrying children at any time on the ice.
  • No food or drink allowed on the ice.
  • You must pay, present punch card, or check in prior to skating.
  • Please skate in counter clockwise motion unless otherwise instructed by SIA staff.
  • Report any dangerous situations or behavior to staff immediately.
  • Skaters participating in open skate are doing so at their own risk.
  • Respect the ice. Please do not litter or use foul language.
  • Younger and inexperienced skaters should skate near the boards.
  • Freestyle skaters should perform their program practice in the middle of the ice surface.
  • No personal music is to be played on Public Session with the exception of FS skaters program music and lessons.

This is just a partial list. There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. You are ultimately responsible for your personal safety. Use caution, and skate in control. Respect other skaters. Staff cannot guarantee your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your responsibility to avoid other skaters and hazards. Failure to use good judgment, to skate responsibly, or to follow the rules will result in the loss of skating privileges.