This winter, downtown Dayton will host an outdoor ice skating rink at RiverScape MetroPark (229 East Monument Ave). With just a short drive from Beavercreek, you can enjoy outdoor skating under a covered pavilion. The rink will be open daily until February 28, 2013. The rink will offer not only a place to skate, but also skating lessons, themed skating nights, and Curling classes.
If you’re in a large group and would like the rink to yourself, the rink can be rented on Sunday and Thursday nights for $300. This includes 50 skate rentals and 50 cups of hot chocolate.
Admission is free on weekdays. There is an ice skate rental fee of $5 for folks that don’t own their own skates. On the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), admission costs $7, which includes the skate rental fee. Children under 3 are admitted free with a paying adult.
Café Vélo will be present offering hot chocolate and other cold-weather fare.
Severe weather may cause the rink to temporarily close. If the weather looks bleak and you’d like to know whether the rink will be open, call (937) 278-2607.