Notice: Construction is ongoing in Riverfront Park and may impact some bicycle and pedestrian routes. Before you visit, please see the latest construction map for the best routes around redevelopment zones. Some attractions are currently unavailable due to redevelopment.

Skate Ribbon

Lets go skating

The Skate

(Open April 2 – October 12)

The warm weather has arrived and it’s time to hang up those ice skates and put on some wheels! Riverfront is now offering roller skating and scootering on the Skate Ribbon! Admission to the ribbon is free during roller skating season. Roller skates and scooters are available to rent -- visitors wishing to bring their own roller skates, non-motorized scooters, or skateboards are welcome. Helmets are required by law, please bring your own or borrow one of ours. The Skate Ribbon shares a ticketing facility with the SkyRide that includes a café with a variety of delicious food, a large windowed indoor dining area, as well as a patio.

Skate Ribbon Hours

The Skate Ribbon is currently available to use during all park hours: 5AM-Midnight.

Rental Hours

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Skate rental counter may close during wet weather to limit water damage to rental equipment.

Prices

Admission: Free

Hourly Roller Skate Rental: $6.50 (includes tax)

Hourly Scooter Rental: $8.50 (includes tax)

Helmets are available to check out free of charge.

Birthday Parties & Special Events

We'd love to be a part of your special celebration on the beautiful new south bank of Riverfront Park! Whether you book a party room in the prized Looff Carrousel or the Skate Ribbon, you'll have a brag-worthy event and memories to last. Visit our Birthday Parties page for more info!

Rules and Regulations

Skate at your own risk.

Helmets are required by Spokane Municipal Code Chapter 10.17

  • Children 15 years and under must be monitored by an adult (18+)
  • Closed toed shoes are required at all times
  • Roller Skate and Scooter rentals are not permitted for use outside the Skate Ribbon
  • Use the Skate Ribbon carefully, responsibly and respectfully at all times
  • Travel only in a clockwise direction with the current flow of traffic
  • Speed on the Skate Ribbon must equal the flow of all other users
  • Only people wearing skates or using approved devices are permitted on the Skate Ribbon
  • No more than two (2) people may travel together
  • Report all incidents and injuries to attendants
  • Personal roller skates, in-line skates, skateboards, scoot bikes, and non-motorized scooters are permitted and must be clean and in good repair with proper safety breaks
General Information
  • Admission to the Skate Ribbon is free. Rentals are available during posted hours
  • Skate Ribbon is not actively monitored by attendants
  • Wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are highly recommended
  • Helmets and safety gear are available for free from the skate rental counter during rental hours
  • Ribbon may close without notice in support of other scheduled activities, rentals, or when ribbon surface is wet
The following are not permitted
  • Using the Skate Ribbon in a manner that endangers or interferes with the enjoyment experienced by other users
  • Bicycles and any motorized or electrical powered devices
  • Stopping or standing in a manner which impedes the flow of traffic
  • Horseplay, game playing, excessive speed, racing, roughness or traveling in a dangerous or potentially dangerous fashion
  • Carrying children or items such as handbags, backpacks, cameras, cell phones, portable music players, etc.
  • Jumps, spins, or skating backwards
  • Eating or drinking
  • Throwing and kicking objects at any time
  • Sitting on, leaning or climbing over the railing
  • Tobacco products and vaping
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

The Sky Ribbon Café

With a diverse menu of offerings made in-house with the freshest ingredients, the Sky Ribbon Café is your new go-to downtown food spot. Take a fresh wrap, sandwich, or salad from the go-case, or order up one of the signature menu items. Dine in and enjoy downtown views from the patio or the large windows of the dining area, or just grab and go! See the full Sky Ribbon Café menu (PDF 254 KB).

The Ice

Open seasonally late November-February

Spokane's Premier Ice Skating Experience

Riverfront Park's ice ribbon consists of a 16' wide and 650' long pathway with a 3,500 square foot attached pond. Skaters can experience slight inclines and declines as they make their way around a path of ice surrounded by beautiful Northwest inspired landscape. Complementing the ribbon are large, cozy fire pits for spectators and skates alike to sit around and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. The ice ribbon shares a ticketing facility with the SkyRide that includes a café with a variety of delicious food and large windowed dining area.

Activities All Winter Long

Nearly every day in the winter, The Ice is programmed with activities like free ice skating lessons, cheap skate nights, live music, themed dress up events (even for the dogs!), happy hours, and even Yoga on Ice! We have wonderful sponsors on board to help provide free and low-cost programs.

Group Skate

The Ice has the ability to host up to 300 skaters on the meandering path in the heart of downtown Spokane. If you have over 30 skaters please make a reservation using the simple process below.

On the day of the outing, we'll adjust your invoice to the actual number of skaters and one payment can be made with Cash, Check (ID required), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Purchase Order. In order to qualify for group rates, one total payment must be made.

Please arrive with your group at least 30 minutes before your scheduled reservation to allow time to fit the skaters with skates. We have over 800 pairs of skates ranging in all sizes to accommodate all! If this is a youth group, please arrange one adult chaperone per ten kids.

If your group is traveling to us on a bus, you will require a vehicle pass at a cost of $10. Upon arrival at Riverfront Park drop skaters at the North Gate entrance located at Howard and Mallon. Busses can park in Lot 2 or 5 during skate time. A vehicle pass and map will be forwarded along with your Reservation Contract.

It's important to note that ice hours may change or close without notice due to weather. Please call to confirm hours before arriving. We would appreciate you reviewing the Ribbon Rules and Regulations prior to arrival.

We look forward to seeing your group on The Ice!

COOL SCHOOL Field Trips

Be a Cool School, plan your field trip to The Ice!

During a Cool School field trip, students will have the opportunity to explore the dips and climbs of a wandering ice trail at Riverfront Park's ice ribbon. The Ice can accommodate 300 skaters and the Sky Ribbon Café will be open during your field trip for students who would like to purchase a snack. As a treat, consider preordering hot chocolate and cookies for your group!

Riverfront Park's Cool School field trip program offers a discounted rate of $9.00 per skater and includes admission, two hours of skating and skate rental. Please arrive with your group at least 30 minutes before your scheduled reservation to allow time to fit your students with skates. We have over 800 pairs of skates ranging in all sizes to accommodate all! Please arrange one adult chaperone per ten kids.

We request that reservations be made for groups over 30 skaters at least one week in advance. No reservations are required for fewer than 30 skaters. To initiate your field trip, complete the simple application and return to RFPGroups@spokanecity.org at least one week in advance. The day of the outing, we'll adjust your invoice to the number of skaters and one payment can be made with Cash, Check (ID required), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Purchase Order.

Busses will require a vehicle pass at a cost of $10. Upon arrival at Riverfront Park drop skaters at the North Gate entrance located at Howard and Mallon.

Busses can park in Lot 2 or 5 during skate time. A vehicle pass and map will be forwarded along with your Reservation Contract.

It's important to note that ice hours may change or close without notice due to weather. Please call to confirm hours before arriving. We would appreciate you reviewing the Ribbon Rules and Regulations prior to arrival.

We look forward to seeing your Cool School on The Ice!

Thank You 2017/2018 Sponsors!

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