North and South Park Ice Rinks Opening November 24 for Season

November 16, 2023

The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced that the North Park and South Park ice rinks will open for the 2023-24 season on Friday, November 24, 2023. The season will kick off with three public skate session times on Friday, and three on Saturday – 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 3 to 6 PM, and 6:30 to 9:30 PM. On Sunday, there will be two public skate session times: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 3 to 6 PM. The season will run through mid-March, weather and conditions permitting.

Throughout the season, public skate times are available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with specific session times and holiday session times listed on the website at
Admission rates are $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents. Skate rental is available for $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents with the fee for skate sharpening at $4.50 for residents and $6 for non-residents. The cost for a coin locker is $0.25, regardless of residency status.

Tickets are available for purchase in advance online up to one hour before each session; sessions do sell out as 250 maximum skaters may participate in a session. The website allows for the purchase of multiple tickets for a session. Season passes for ice skating went on sale on October 24 and are still available for purchase at Walk-ins are also welcome with both cash and credit accepted at the ticket window.

Concessions are open each day. During the week (Monday-Thursday), refreshments will be available with a more varied offering, including hot food, available on Saturday and Sunday. As has been the case in the past, no outside food or drinks will be permitted.

Additional rink time has been set aside for ice skating and hockey programming for ages 3 and older. For more information on those programs and the full schedule, please visit the Parks Online website. Pre-registration is required online for all programs, including free ones. Programs fill quickly so interested individuals are encouraged to register soon.

To inquire into holding birthday parties or other celebrations during regular or holiday public skates, please call the rink. Teams interested in learning more about the availability of rink rentals may also contact the appropriate rink. More information on the rinks is available online at, or by phone at 724-935-1280 (North Park) or 412-833-1499 (South Park).