Now that cold weather has arrived, grab your skates and head to Schenley Park to enjoy another season of ice skating! The Schenley Park Skating Rink - one of only four outdoor rinks located in Allegheny County and the only regulation size rink in the City of Pittsburgh - is now open for the 2009-2010 season.
"The Schenley Park Skating Rink remains one of Pittsburghers' favorite winter attractions, and this winter we're excited to celebrate the rink's 35th anniversary season," according to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. "Nothing compares with skating outside in the elements, and our rink offers a beautiful tree-lined setting, great music and a view of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline."
The rink operates seven days a week and offer a variety of public sessions and lessons, including:
FAMILY NIGHT - Thursdays from 7 - 9 p.m.
One child free with each paying adult (adult admission $4).
All children must be accompanied by paying adults.
COLLEGE ID SESSIONS - Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.;
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 7 - 9 p.m.
Present a valid college ID and save one dollar on admisstion (college student admission $3 during these sessions).
ADULTS ONLY SESSIONS - Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.
During these late evening sessions, only adults 18 years and older can enjoy this special ice time.
Over the winter, the rink will host several special events including:
SKATE WITH SANTA, Sunday, December 13 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
22nd ANNUAL MASCOT SKATE, Saturday, January 16 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
VALENTINES ON ICE, Sunday, February 14 (7:30 - 11 p.m.)
The facility includes a party room with kitchen available for rental year round for graduation parties, weddings, birthday parties and other occasions. The room is available for rental seven days a week (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and can accommodate up to 125 guests.
Admission to the Schenley Park Skating Rink is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors (60 and older) and youth (17 and younger). Skate rental is $2.50, and skate sharpening is $3.50. For more information, contact Citiparks at 412-422-6523 or visit Schenleyrink.com.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Thursday, November 26 - RINK CLOSED - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (additional session); 4 - 6:30 p.m. (additional session); 7 - 9 p.m.; 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. (adults only)
Saturday, November 28
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; 4 - 6:30 p.m.; 7 - 9 p.m.; 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. (adults only)
Sunday, November 29
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; 4 - 6:30 p.m.; 7 - 9 p.m.