The UC Health Ice Rink returned to Fountain Square on Saturday with exciting changes

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The UC Health Ice Rink returned to Fountain Square on Saturday with exciting changes

3CDC is excited to announce the return of the UC Health Ice Rink on Saturdays, a favorite of locals and visitors alike, ice skating in Fountain Square has become a family-friendly tradition in the heart of downtown every winter. Starting in 2020, the rink implemented a reservation system with timed entry to better serve patrons and limit capacity during the pandemic. After operating a hybrid model for several seasons, the rink will return to strict walk-up sales for the 2023/2024 season, serving patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. from the rink and offers longer skate time as opposed to more structured sessions with reservations. It also allows people who shop and eat downtown to join ice skating on a whim, without making a reservation in advance. This year, all open skate sessions are $10 and include admission and skate rental. Children under the age of 4 are free with paid adult admission and must be accompanied by ice at all times. in Decal Impression. Operating with a new “punch card” format this year, bumper cars will run across the ice skating rink on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bumper car punch cards are available at $10 and valid for five rides each.

These cards are sold on-site and are valid throughout the season. During these split ice skate sessions, admission to the rink is $6 and includes skate rental. The rink has rental skates; a full-service concession tent with snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; the 60-foot WGU Warming Tent; and fan-favorite bumper cars on the ice on Saturday and Sunday. Fountain Square’s full-service Fountain Bar is open all hours at the rink, serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, Coca-Cola products, and hot chocolate. “UC Health is very proud to support this beloved Cincinnati holiday tradition hosted in Fountain Square, which fosters a sense of unity by bringing together individuals from all corners of our community,” said Rob Wiehe, UC Health’s chief operating officer. opening weekend, the rink will be open seven days a week with different hours and a variety of unique events, including skate lessons, soundtrack skate, Bengals tailgates and watch parties, giveback skates and more. Patrons are encouraged to follow the rink on Facebook to be alerted to the latest events. Fountain Square is located at 520 Vine St. in downtown Cincinnati. Safe and secure parking is available in the Fountain Square underground garage facility.

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3CDC is excited to announce the return of the UC Health Ice Rink on Saturdays, a favorite among locals and visitors alike, ice skating in Fountain Square has become a family-friendly tradition in the heart of downtown every winter.

Starting in 2020, the rink implemented a reservation system with timed entry to better serve patrons and limit capacities during the pandemic. After operating a hybrid model for several seasons, the rink will return to strictly walk-up sales for the 2023/2024 season, serving patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. that basis.

This format will allow skaters to come and go from the rink and offer longer skate time as opposed to more structured sessions with reservations. It also allows people who shop and eat downtown to join ice skating on a whim, without making a reservation in advance.

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This year, all open skate sessions are $10 and include admission and skate rental. Children under the age of 4 are free with paid adult admission and must be accompanied by ice at all times.

Fountain Square will once again be the only ice rink in the Tri-State to offer a unique Bumper Cars on Ice experience this winter, thanks to Decal Impressions. Operating with a new “punch card” format this year, bumper cars will run across the ice skating rink on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bumper car punch cards are available at $10 and valid for five rides each. These cards are sold on-site and are valid throughout the season. During these split ice skate sessions, admission to the rink is $6 and includes skate rental.

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The rink has skates for rent; a full-service concession tent with snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; the 60-foot WGU Warming Tent; and fan-favorite bumper cars on the ice on Saturday and Sunday. Fountain Square’s full-service Fountain Bar is open all hours at the rink, serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, Coca-Cola products, and hot chocolate.

“UC Health takes great pride in supporting this beloved Cincinnati holiday tradition hosted in Fountain Square, which fosters a sense of unity by bringing together individuals from all corners of our community, ” said Rob Wiehe, UC Health’s chief operating officer.

After opening weekend, the rink will be open seven days a week with different hours and a variety of unique events, including skate lessons, soundtrack skates, Bengals tailgates and watch parties, givebacks skates and more. Patrons are encouraged to follow the rink on Facebook to be alerted to the latest events.

Fountain Square is located at 520 Vine St. in downtown Cincinnati. Safe and secure parking is available in Fountain Square’s underground garage facility.