Covid-19 Guideline for Ice Rink

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  • Travel light and come ready to skate, as fully dressed as possible.
  • Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled session.
  • One attendee per participant is allowed in the facility during practice sessions.
  • Two attendee(s) per participant are allowed in the facility during scrimmages/games.*

*Varsity hockey scrimmages/games will adhere to a one attendee per participant policy.

  • The entrance to the building will remain the same.
  • A temperature check/name documentation is required for all people coming into the facility.
  • No congregating in the warming area before or after your session.
  • Avoid group interactions and maintain physical distancing when off the ice.
  • Locker rooms will not be guaranteed for studio ice rentals. If available, they will be assigned.
  • Showers will be closed.
  • Locker room assignments are to be followed accordingly to ensure proper cleaning.
  • During peak times, teams will be permitted to use the locker rooms 30 minutes prior to their scheduled session. Before their scheduled session begins, each team will pack up their belongings and place them in a designated bag drop area during their practice(s) and game(s). They will not be permitted to return to the locker room, to ensure proper cleaning.
  • Rosters with full names must be provided for all teams participating in each session. This includes any opponents for game(s).
  • When exiting the building, all participants, coaches and spectators will exit out of East doors, near Locker Room #5.
  • All patrons must follow all posted guidelines and markings.
  • Masks are required of all patrons entering the facility but are not required during physical activities.
  • Carry out social distancing requirements by keeping a minimum of 6 feet (2m) per person.
  • Practice good personal hygiene by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • If you are feeling sick or have a temperature, stay home.

National Skating Month – January 2021

Skate a Marathon

Did you know that skating 289 laps is the equivalent to a marathon?  We are encouraging all of our skating friends to skate a marathon throughout the month of January.  Sign up for free to participate then track your laps on your own at your practices. Download a lap tracker.   Once you have completed your laps, turn in your lap tracker form at the front desk. All marathon finishers will receive a finisher prize!

Virtual Rink Tour

Did you know that our rink just finished a major renovation? Check out our staff giving you a virtual tour of the new rink on our Facebook page on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Coloring Contest

Draw your own center ice logo! Download the coloring contest page here, print the coloring contest paper at home, snap a picture of your work and send it to A U.S. Figure Skating prize pack and $25 NORC gift certificate are up for grabs for the best drawings!

“When I skate, I feel…”

Download the “When I skate, I feel” page here and share how skating makes you feel!  Share how skating make you feel by tagging North Olmsted Recreation Center on Facebook and using #NationalSkatingMonth.

Crossword and Word Search

Download the crossword and word search puzzles from our Ice Rink website for a few extra special activities that can be done at home.

Open Skate Admission

Open skate is available for anyone looking to spend some recreational time on the ice and is available to all skaters of any age or ability. No skates of your own? No problem! Rent our Reidell hockey and figure skates. Skates come in full sizes only.

January Open Skate Schedule

Daily Admission Fees (Included in a Monthly or Annual Recreation Center Membership )

Child (3-11 years old) $4
Student (12-17 years old) $4
Adult (18 – 54 years old) $5
Senior (55 years and older) $2.50
Additional family members $4
Friday Night DJ Skate* $10
Skate Rental $2.50
Bobby® the Seal* $5

*Friday Night DJ Skate and Bobby® the Seal rentals are not included in monthly or annual Recreation Center membership.

Learn to Skate Classes

Registration Information

Winter I registration begins December 14, 2020

Winter I programs will run from January 4 – February 13, 2020

Learn to Skate USA is the official beginning skating program for US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed Skating. This program is especially unique to the Greater Cleveland area because not only do we offer innovative instruction that is both informative and motivational, we also include many extras.  This includes free use of rental skates, extended les­son time, achievement patches to mark a student’s progress and a report card for students to use to monitor their individual progress.  Learn more about our upcoming program dates and times.

Learn to Skate Class Descriptions

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A program designed for ages 2 1/2 to 4 years. This is a great family program where skaters and parents learn together the basics of skating. Skaters advance from Parent & Tot to the Snowplow Sam.

A program designed for ages 3 to 6 years. This tot beginner program is designed to make the skaters more comfortable and in control when they are on the ice. The Snowplow program is built on 4 levels. Snowplow Sam 1 introduces skills such as marching across the ice (both forward and backward), gliding, and the proper falling and standing techniques. Snowplow Sam 2 introduces skills such as swizzles, dips, and stronger forward and backward skating. Snowplow Sam 3 introduces skills such as backward swizzles, snowplow stops, one-foot gliding. Sam 4 continues to perfect forward skating skills, and introduces two foot turns.

A program designed for the beginner skater ages 6 years and over. Students learn proper falling and standing skills, forward and backward skating, two-foot glides, hopping, and beginning stops. Children learn to be comfortable on skates and really enjoy the ice. Recommended for figure skating and hockey.

This class introduces one-foot glides, backward glides, backward swizzles, one-foot pumps, two-foot turns from forward to backward and a moving snowplow stop. Recommended for figure skating and hockey.

This class refines the correct use of the skate blade and includes forward slaloms, backward one-foot glides, introduction to cross-overs and two-foot spins. Recommended for figure skating and hockey.

This begins that advanced levels of basic skating. Skaters learn how to use both the inside and outside edges of the blade, forward cross-over both clockwise and counter-clockwise, 3-turns, proper backwards stroking and a backward snowplow stop. Recommended for figure skating and hockey.

This class begins backward cross-overs in both directions, the hockey stop, backward outside and inside edges on a circle and a one-foot spin with up to 3 revolutions. Recommended for figure skating and hockey.

This class includes advanced turns, T-stops, bunny hops, spirals and lunges. Recommended for figure skating and hockey.

A combination of the skills of Basic 7 and Basic 8. This class will get the skater ready to move into higher level freestyle skills. Step sequences, one fit spins, waltz jumps, half flip and toe loop are covered.

For those skaters who want to progress to the advanced levels of figure skating. All of the basic jumps, spins and footwork to become a competitive figure skater are covered while working on the Freestyle 2-6 badges.

A program designed for the beginning adult who has never skated, or has yet to achieve a smooth stroke and gliding motion. Skills to be introduced are falling and recovery, forward strides and glides, backward skating, two-foot glides, and forward chasses. Beginning and Advanced classes available – each class is customized to work on the skills you would like to improve on.

Figure Skating Ice

This time on the ice is meant for figure skating only and is offered year round.  Private lessons can be taught at this time. For Figure Skating Ice availability, please download the schedule below or call the Recreation Center at 440-734-8200.

January Figure Skating Ice Schedule (Updated on 01/05/21)

February Figure Skating Ice Schedule (Updated on 01/19/21)

Figure Skating Ice Fees

1 Visit $12
5 Visit Pass $50
10 Visit Pass $85
15 Visit Pass $110
20 Visit Pass $125
25 Visit Pass $130
50 Visit Pass $250


5200 Dover Center Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070

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(440) 777-8000