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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 10/18

1:15-2:45pm Flex Public Session is cancelled on Wednesdays Oct 24th, 31st, and November 7th. CSFSC bought the ice. 

A reminder that there are no Learn to Skate classes or Christmas Production scheduled neither on Wednesday November 21st  nor on Saturday November 24th.

The Arena will be closed on Thursday November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving.

Morning Freestyle, Morning Public Session, Coffee Club, and evening Adult Skills will be cancelled on Friday November 23rd  due to a Jr. Winterhawks youth hockey tournament. An afternoon Rec Public Session will be held from 1:00-3:30pm on this date.  Also, there’s no Learn to Play Hockey class that evening as it wasn’t part of the Oct/Nov semester.

Both Morning Freestyles will be cancelled on Saturday November 24th and there was no Learn to Skate classes scheduled on this date either, all due to the continuation of the youth hockey tournament.

Lastly there is no Learn to Play Game Time hockey class scheduled on Sunday the 25th due to this tournament.

Thanksgiving holiday weekend Public Session schedule:

On Friday November 23rd will take place from 1:00-3:30pm in the afternoon as well as 7:35-9:35pm that evening.

On Saturday November 24th  and also Sunday November 25th Public Sessions will be held from 1:00-3:30pm on those afternoons.

Friday afternoon Public Session on 12/7 will end at 4:00pm in order to prepare for the evening Christmas show that will begin at 5:45pm.

Friday evening Stick Time will be cancelled,

while Evening Public Session will be held from 8:00-9:50pm that evening due to the length of the Christmas show.

 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.