ICE RINK FAQs
How much does it cost to skate?
See Ticket Info. Pricing varies depending on weekday vs weekend or holidays. All skaters receive a wrist band which allows re-entry throughout the day of purchase. No refunds or exchanges allowed. Skaters leaving the venue temporarily should leave skates at rental counter.
Where is the Ice Rink located?
The Ice Rink is located at the Bellevue Downtown Park. There is free 3-hour parking near the rink. See Directions & Parking.
What size(s) of skates are available?
Children sizes range from toddler 9 to 13. Adult sizes range from 1 to 14 (no half sizes).
What is "skate at own risk"?
By purchasing your ice skate admission, you are aware that ice skating involves certain inherent risks which may cause serious injury. You freely volunteer to participate and accept all known and unknown risks while in the ice rink facility. Further, you release the ice rink, its sponsors, its operators, and its equipment suppliers against any claims and all liability for any loss, damage, injury, or expense you may incur. No refunds. No exchanges.
Is there a discount for large groups?
Groups of 10 or more can purchase a Discount Skate Pass. This pass is good for 10 entries, and can save the group $31 or more. Discount skate passes can be purchased online or on-site at the Ice Rink. (If you have a group of 30, you may purchase three Discount Skate Passes.) Regular admission pricing will apply after 10 punches.
Does the Ice Rink take reservations?
Reservations are not accepted during public hours. Groups visiting the rink during public hours do not need to make reservations.
When is the Ice Rink open?
Hours vary. See Public Hours.
What are the busiest and least crowded times?
Friday and Saturday evenings are the busiest. To avoid large crowds, we recommend you visit on weekdays or as close to the opening time as possible. The 6 - 9 pm time slot is the busiest part of the day.
Are there skate guides or walkers for kids?
Yes. The venue has a limited amount of skate guides available for those learning to skate. First come, first served. Regular footwear is not allowed on ice.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes. You can visit the lost & found during public hours only. No phone calls, please.
Are there lockers on-site?
Yes. Lockers and locks are available for purchase ($3) on-site. Open storage receptacles are also available to store items. It is your responsibility to look after your personal belongings.
Is the Ice Rink open in all weather?
The Ice Rink is open rain or shine. A tent covers the rink surface for rain/snow, but we recommend you dress warm since it is open-air. The rink may close if there are high winds.
Can I rent the rink for a private event?
Yes! Host your private event at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra! Please email Mike or call (425) 453-3110 if you are interested in a private party – only available outside of public hours. The rate is per hour, which includes skate rentals for all guests. See Private Parties.
Is there food or drinks at the Ice Rink?
Yes. A concession stand is open all season offering many options including hot cocoa, tea, coffee, cookies, pizza, popcorn, chips, candy, hot cup of noodles, soda, water, various juices, and energy drinks. No outside food or beverages allowed on the premises. (Specialty items like birthday cakes are allowed).
Are there restrooms at the Ice Rink?
There are no restrooms inside the ice rink. Portable restrooms will be located on the plaza near the facility entrance. Skates must be removed when leaving the facility.
Does the ice rink sell mittens, socks and skates?
Yes, the ice rink sells mittens and socks for $3 each. Skates are not available for sale at the ice rink but are available for purchase at local ice arenas in the area such as Sno-King Ice Arena in Renton (425-254-8750), Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline (206-546-2431), Olympic View Arena in Mountlake Terrace (425-672-9012) and Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood (425-670-1184).
How big is the Ice Rink?
The rink is approximately 9,085 square feet, 57.5 feet wide by 158 feet long.
How is the ice rink made?
The ice rink is made with real, frozen water ice.
Where can I skate after the Ice Rink closes for the season?
The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra is a temporary/seasonal venue that re-opens every year for the holiday season from late November to mid-January. Visit local ice arenas such as Sno-King Ice Arena in Renton (425-254-8750) and Sno-King Ice Arena in Kirkland (425-821-7133) throughout the year.
Who can I contact about the Ice Rink?
Bellevue Downtown Association: (425) 453-1223
General comments & questions: Mike Ogliore | (425) 453-3110
Sponsorship & media opportunities: Apryl Battin | (425) 990-3095