Groove and Twirl at one of Bend's Outdoor Ice Rinks
If twirling around on a sheet of glassy-smooth ice is on your wintertime bucket list, you’ll have plenty of options for ice skating in Bend and Central Oregon.
In December 2015, Bend Park & Recreation District opened The Pavilion in Bend, Central Oregon’s first and only full NHL-sized ice rink complete with a 200′ by 85′ ice sheet, full dasher boards, and a state-of-the art refrigeration system ensuring quality ice even in marginal weather conditions. The 30,000-square foot roof and translucent side panels keep skaters protected from the elements while maintaining an open-air feel, and the outdoor plaza, fire pits, lobby, toasty warm viewing area, changing rooms, and concession area ensure this facility has everything you need to make your ice skating fantasies a reality. Rent your skates on site, or bring your own!
If you’re looking for a cozier experience, head to Seventh Mountain Resort. Their ice rink is nestled in the trees under a sky of sparkling stars, and you can twirl and spin until you’re dizzy from all the glorious, fresh mountain air. When it’s time to warm up, the concessions area offers hot chocolate and other tasty treats to refuel you so you can continue to whirl and twirl the night away. The resort is located on the way to Mt. Bachelor and just a few miles outside of downtown Bend off Century Drive.
The Village at Sunriver, located 10 miles south of Bend, offers a covered ice skating rink during the winter months. After an exhausting whirl and twirl on the ice, grab a cup of cocoa or a hot latte paired with some freshly baked donuts or pastries from the Hot Lava Baking Company.
If you’re staying outside of Bend in Redmond or at Eagle Crest Resort, check out the ice skating rink in downtown Redmond, Oregon located off of Evergreen St. The cozy 4,000 square foot rink is open seven days a week during the winter months and even has free skating during specific hours if you bring your own skates. Grab a latte to keep you warm from Green Plow Coffee Roasters, Redmond’s ultra cool coffee house.