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Open Skating @ Buff State Ice Arena

There are a lot of skating opportunities around the city these days. Whether it’s RiverWorks or Canalside or Rotary Rink, ice skaters are provided plenty of ice time, skate rentals and other amenities, making for great skating in Buffalo.

Along with the high profile rinks, we should remember that Buffalo State’s Ice Arena has been accommodating indoor skating for the general public for years. The arena opened in 1991, and has locker rooms, a concession area, a skate shop with skate sharpening services, and even skate rentals.

The 200′ x 85′ ice surface provides for open skating, skate-n-shoot, and Learn-to-Skate programs. The rink is located just off Grant Street. That means that it is immediately accessible to the Elmwood Village. Skaters are asked to pay a couple of bucks during open skate sessions. Open skates generally take place on Fridays around noon, and Sunday evenings, but there are other days and hours set aside (see all ice times).

Below are some of the facts and guidelines associated with The Ice Arena:


Facility Fees

Weekday open skating: $2
Weeknight and weekend open skating: $2 for children, $3 for adults,
Free to Buffalo State students with a valid ID

Skate rental: $2 for adults, $1 for children

Skate-n-Shoot: $5 for skaters. Goaltenders are free.



Approximate GPS Address:
801 Grant St., Buffalo, NY 14222

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