kids enjoying ice skating

Ice Skating

Enjoy taking the ice with family friends, and create a new holiday tradition. Plus, we’ve expanded our rink this year, so you’ll have even more room to show us your skating skills!

Looking to visit when the ice is wide open? Join us for a Day Session. Do you have a special event coming up? Rent the ice rink for a birthday party or office party! An avid skater who wants to practice each day? We have Season Passes available.

Day Skate Sessions

Join us when the ice is wide open – bonus, you’ll also get to go snowless tubing for free!

Day Session, noon to 4pm:

  • $15 (Garden admission is not required)
  • Includes unlimited snowless tubing

View our calendar here for dates.

  • Save $5 by bringing your own skates!
  • Bobby Rental (orange seals & reindeer to help children & adults skate): $6

Don’t feel like skating? Watch your loved ones skate for free during Day Sessions.

After the Day Session ends at 4pm, we recommend visiting Frosty’s Family Room in the Oregon Garden Resort for food and beverages, then come back to the forest at 5pm to enjoy 1 million lights and all the excitement the event has to offer!


Night Skate Sessions

  • Night Session, 5 – 9pm:
    • Price varies by night $15-$20 (event admission is required)
    • View our calendar here for dates and prices
  • Save $5 by bringing your own skates!
  • Bobby Rental (orange seals & reindeer to help children & adults skate): $6


Ice skating ticket prices are in addition to Christmas in the Garden admission during the event.

Don’t feel like skating? Anyone with admission to Christmas in the Garden is welcome in the ice skating tent (except for pets, sorry!)

Ice Skating Season Pass

This special pass includes unlimited Christmas in the Garden admission, skating & skate rental for the entire event – it’s the best deal by far!

  • Ages 11 and over: 
    • October 1 – October 31: $40 ($5 will be donated to the Silver Falls School District!)
    • After November 1: $60
  • Ages 10 and under:
    • October 1 – October 31: $30 ($5 will be donated to the Silver Falls School District!)
    • After November 1: $45

Season pass holders will need to present an ID at admissions and the skate counter. Passes are non-transferable and exclude parking.

Learn more on our ice skating page and view our calendar for the skating schedule.


Groups & Renting the Rink

Interested in having a birthday party in the rink tent or bringing a group of 15+ people? Please contact Lindi at for pricing and additional information.

New this year, you can rent out our entire ice rink for private parties on Mondays or Tuesdays. Host a private birthday party or office party and show us your skills on the ice! To learn more, please contact Lindi at


Skate Waivers
Save time at the rink, and sign your waiver online in advance! All ice skaters are required to sign a waiver before stepping onto the ice skating rink.
Children under 18 will need a parent’s or guardian’s signature on their waiver. Parents/guardians can fill out the waiver online ahead of time if they will not be accompanying their child.

The rink has a capacity is 140 ice skaters at one time. If the rink is at capacity, the next skater will need to wait for a current skater to exit. The rink is 50′ x 82′ and the ice is 3 inches thick.

Rink Rules

  • No cameras are allowed on the ice. Skaters need to keep moving for safety reasons, and photography/videography often causes people to stop moving, resulting in crashes on the ice.
  • All skaters must skate in the same direction.
  • For their safety, parents may not hold or carry kids on the ice.
  • No games are to be played on the ice, such as tag.
  • No outside food or drinks allowed in the event.
  • Skaters will not be allowed to do spins and tricks during busy skate times. If you would like to practice spins, please come during the weekday skate sessions, when we anticipate smaller crowds.

Skates & Other Rentals

family ice skating fun

  • Bobbies (the orange seal in the photo) – Available for rent for $6, and can help small children and adults skate. Children must be wearing skates to ride bobbies.
  • Helmets – There will be a limited number of helmets available for use, free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your own helmets.
  • Skate Sizes
    • Largest skates are a men’s size 15
    • Smallest skates are a child’s size 8
    • Double-runner skates are available, which go over a child’s shoe, and are great options for young children on bobbies (as shown in photo above).
    • Figure skates and hockey skates are both available, in a variety of sizes.

There will be no lockers on-site. Please leave your valuables at home, or have a friend or family member watch them while you are on the ice.

Skating for Schools

Support the Silver Falls School District!

Purchase an Ice Skating Season Pass through October 31 and $5 goes to the Silver Falls School District! View our Skating for Schools Flyer.

$1 from every at-the door skate session goes to the school of the night listed below! View the skating schedule below:

  • Nov. 24 – Victor Point Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Nov. 25 – Silver Crest Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Nov. 28 – Bethany Charter School – 5pm-8pm
  • Nov. 29 – Butte Creek Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 2 – Scotts Mills Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 5 – Central Howell Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 6 – Community Roots School – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 9 – Pratum Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 12 – Mark Twain Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 13 – Evergreen Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 15 – Butte Creek Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 16 – Bethany Charter School – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 17 – Silverton Middle School – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 18 – Pratum Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 19 – Robert Frost Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 20 – Scotts Mills Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 22 – Central Howell Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 26 – Silver Crest Elementary – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 27 – Silverton High School – 5pm-8pm
  • Dec. 28 – Community Roots School – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 29 – Mark Twain Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 30 – Evergreen Elementary – Noon-3pm
  • Dec. 31 – Victor Point Elementary – Noon-3pm


family ice skating fun

The rink is inside a heated tent, to provide skaters shelter from the weather. Ice skating will not be impacted by rain; however, if there are high winds or other unsafe conditions, we may have to close early or cancel a session. We will post any schedule changes here on our website and on Facebook.