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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
  3:00 - 5:00pm   Rec
Tuesday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15 – 2:45pm   Flex
Wednesday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  3:00 - 5:15pm    
Thursday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  1:15 – 2:45pm   Flex
Friday 9:30 – 11:15am   Flex
  3:00 - 5:00pm   Rec
  7:25 - 9:10pm*   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 7:25-9:10pm 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 4/23/19

Sunday 5/5 Prime Time Freestyle will be cancelled.  

On Tuesday 5/14 the 5:10-6:10pm Prime Time Freestyle hour will be cancelled.  There will only be two hours of PTFS that afternoon from 3:00-4:00pm and from 4:00-5:00pm.

On Sunday 5/19 Dance Session as well as Prime Time Stick Time will be cancelled.

Monday 5/20 9:30 morning Public Session will be cancelled.  Morning Freestyle Sessions will be adjusted to only be from 5:00-8:00am due to the CSFSC Test session scheduled to start at 8:15am on this date.

From Monday June 3rd through Sunday June 16th the rink will be closed for renovations.

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

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.