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

The Ice

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 ice 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.

Costs

1-Hour ice ribbon Skating Admission:
$6.95 Adult | $4.95 Child (ages 3-12)
Additional hour: Half Price
Skate Rentals: $4.50

Unlimited Season Pass: $32.95 Adult | $27.95 Child (ages 3-12)
Unlimited Season Pass Renewal: $22.50 Adult | $18.75 Child (ages 3-12)
Unlimited Season Pass Skate Rental Add-on: $17.95

Helmets (upon request):Free

Winter Value Pass: 1-hour ice ribbon skate with rental, SkyRide admission, and unlimited Looff Carrousel rides: $19.95 Adult | $15.95 Child (ages 3-12)

Activities All Winter Long

Nearly every day in the winter, The Ice Ribbon is programmed with activities like free ice skating lessons, cheap skate nights, themed dress up events, happy hours, and more! We have wonderful sponsors to help provide free and low-cost programs for every age.

Rules and Regulations

Skate at your own risk. Helmets are highly recommended.

Skating Ribbon Rules & Regulations:
  • Report all incidents and injuries to skate attendants
  • Ribbon has upward and downward elevation changes
  • Skate carefully, responsibly and respectfully at all times
  • Follow the instructions of the skate attendants
  • Skate only in the direction currently being indicated by the skating attendants
  • Speed of skating at all times must equal the flow of all other skaters
  • Only people wearing skates are allowed on the ice surface
  • No more than two (2) people may skate together
The following are not permitted on The Ice:
  • Skating when ice resurfacing is being completed
  • Skating in a manner that endangers or interferes with the enjoyment of other skaters
  • Stopping or standing on the ice
  • Excessive speed, horseplay, game playing, or skating in a potentially dangerous fashion
  • Carrying children or personal items on the ice; handbags, backpacks, cameras, cell phones, portable music players, etc.
  • Jumps, spins, skating backwards or hockey playing
  • Speed skates (racer blade skates)
  • Eating or drinking
  • Throwing and kicking objects at any time
  • Sitting on, leaning or climbing over the railing
  • Tobacco Products and vaping
Group Skate

The Ice Ribbon 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 at least one week in advance by filling out the following form.

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.

It's important to note that The Ice Ribbon hours may change or close without notice due to weather. Please call Riverfront Spokane to confirm hours before arriving. We would appreciate you reviewing The Ice Ribbon Rules and Regulations with your skaters prior to arrival. Please note: Outside food is not permitted in the Skate Ribbon building.

We look forward to seeing your group on The Ice Ribbon!

School Field Trips

Plan your school field trip to The Ice Ribbon!

During your ice skating field trip to The Ice Ribbon, students will have the opportunity to explore the dips and climbs of a wandering ice trail at Riverfront Spokane. The Ice Ribbon 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.

Riverfront Spokane's 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 for School Field Trips be made at least one week in advance. To initiate your field trip, click on the School Field Trip Application button below and submit your application. On 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.

It's important to note that The Ice Ribbon hours may change or close without notice due to weather. Please call Riverfront Spokane to confirm hours before arriving. We would appreciate you reviewing The Ice Ribbon Rules and Regulations with your students prior to arrival. Please note: Outside food is NOT permitted in the Skate Ribbon building.

We look forward to seeing your school field trip on The Ice Ribbon!

FAQ's Ice Ribbon

What are the Ice Ribbon hours?
How much does it cost to use the Ice Ribbon?

Adult admission….$6.95 per hour
Child admission….$4.95 per hour
Additional hour….half price
Children 2 and under….free admission (does not include skate rental)
Adult Unlimited Pass (does not include skate rental)….$32.95
Adult Unlimited Pass Renewal (does not include skate rental)….$22.50
Child Unlimited Pass age 3-12 (does not include skate rental)….$27.95
Child Unlimited Pass Renewal (does not include skate rental)….$18.75
Skate rental add-on to Unlimited Pass....$17.95 (only available with purchase of Unlimited Pass)
Skate rental….Adult….$4.50 per visit
Skate rental….Child (12 and under)….$4.50 per visit

Does the Ice Ribbon offer any discounts?

10% discount on regular admission for Military, Seniors 55+, College Students, AAA Groups 10+ receive 15% off when paid with one payment
Mondays (excluding holidays) are Cheap Skate Nights offering free skate rental with each full price admission

Value Passes

Winter Value Pass – Includes 1-hour Skate with admission/rentals, SkyRide, and unlimited Carrousel rides
Adult - $19.95
Child - $15.95

What sizes are your rental skates?

We have hockey and figure skates ranging from sizes 1-14 and children's size 6-13.

Are wheelchairs allowed on the ice?

Yes, but anyone accompanying guest in wheelchair must wear skates while on the ice.

Can I walk on the ice without skates?

No. Anyone on the ice must be wearing ice skates (unless in wheelchair).

Can I carry my small child while on the ice?

No. Carrying a child or anyone on the ice is strictly prohibited.

What is the difference between hockey and figure ice skates?

Figure skates come in women's sizes and have a straighter blade surface with a front toe pick. Hockey skates come in men's sizes and have a slight curve at the front tip of the blade and no toe pick.

Are pets allowed on the ice?

No.

Does Riverfront provide skate sharpening services?

No. However Eagles Ice Arena on Francis does.

Can I bring my beverage on the ice?

No, food and drink are not allowed on ice.

Does Riverfront Park provide skate aids (similar to walkers)?

Yes, only for disabled guests, not as a teaching aid.

Do we need to make reservations for groups/school groups?

Reservations can be made online and are recommended for groups of 30+.
Groups of 10 or more receive 15% off regular admission when paid with one payment.

Where is the best place to park if I want to visit the Ice Ribbon?

There is convenient parking in Lot 6 and Lower Lot 6 just off Post Street north of the runners. Rates are $6 per day. There is also a parking garage just across the street from the Ice Ribbon at River Park Square. Their rates are $1.25 per half hour or $10 per day or $4 after 5 p.m. Their hours are Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Will Riverfront Park be offering group or private skate lessons this year?

Riverfront Park will be offering free group beginner skate lessons Saturdays and Sundays beginning December 1. Groups are limited to 15 and run 30 minutes per session. Sessions will be:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 12-12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30-1 p.m.

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 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

Sun-Thu: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. to 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.

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