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.

Numerica Skate Ribbon

Opening for the 2020 holiday season, date announcement coming soon.

The Ice

*Reservations must be made online prior to arriving at the Numerica Skate Ribbon Skate Rental counter.

Ice Ribbon

COVID Safety Protocols

  • Masks and gloves are required at all times while on the premises including while ice skating, on the outdoor patio, inside the Numerica Skate Ribbon building and observer area.
  • Limited number of skaters: Up to 50 guests will be allowed at one time in phase 2, or up to 75 guests in phase 3.
  • Ice skaters or family groups must maintain 6-foot social distance from other visitors and staff. Family groups of 5 or less may skate closer than six feet. Attraction queues have been spaced at 8-feet for families.
  • One spectator (parent/guardian/caregiver) is permitted onsite per minor. No spectators are permitted onsite for participants 18 and older.
  • High touch surfaces including restrooms, carrousel horses, scooters, skates and gondolas are regularly sanitized.
  • Use your mobile phone to purchase attraction tickets and rentals online.
  • Building and attraction occupancy has been reduced to support social distancing and prevent group congregations.
  • Wash hands regularly and avoid touching face.
  • Use hand sanitizer before boarding and after exiting attractions or when in contact with any high touch surface. Sanitizing stations are available at open facilities.
  • Those who exhibit cold/flu-like symptoms are encouraged to stay home for their health and safety and for that of other staff and patrons.

Download the COVID Safety Protocols FAQ (PDF 477 KB)

About The Numerica Skate Ribbon

Skate Ribbon
  • Friends Ice Skating
  • Learning to Ice Skate

Riverfront Park's Numerica Skate 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 Numerica Skate Ribbon are large, cozy fire pits for spectators and skaters alike to sit around and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. The Numerica Skate Ribbon shares a ticketing facility with the Numerica SkyRide that includes the Sky Ribbon Café with a variety of delicious food and large windowed dining area.

Prices

*Reservations must be made online prior to arriving at the Numerica Skate Ribbon Skate Rental counter.

Admission (1 hour)
Adult (ages 13+): $7.25/per hour
Youth (ages 3-12): $5.25/per hour
Ages 2 and under: FREE

Skate Rental: $4.95/per visit

Unlimited Ice Pass
Adult (ages 13+): $34.95
Youth (ages 3-12): $29.95
Skate Rental Add-On: $17.95 - *only available with purchase of the Unlimited Ice Pass.

Unlimited Ice Passholder Benefits

  • 20% discount at SkyRibbon Café presented by Eat Good Group
  • 2 Complimentary Numerica SkyRide passes
  • Complimentary Riverfront Spokane knit hat or lanyard
  • 1 complimentary buddy pass (1 admission + skate rental)
  • No reservations necessary Monday-Friday 11-4 (excluding holidays and school breaks)

Ice Conditioning Schedule

The Sky Ribbon Café

Sky Ribbon Cafe

The Sky Ribbon Cafe is a full-service restaurant operated by the Eat Good Group that offers high quality, homemade products to include made-to-order sandwiches and bakery goods, pizza, tacos, and classic park fare such as hotdogs and French fries. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also be available. Dine in and enjoy downtown views from the patio or the large windows of the dining area, or just grab and go!

Rules and Regulations

Skate at your own risk. Helmets are highly recommended.

Numerica Skate 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
FAQ's Numerica Skate Ribbon
What are the Numerica Skate Ribbon hours?
How much does it cost to use the Numerica Skate Ribbon?

Adult admission….$7.25 per hour
Child admission….$5.25 per hour
Children 2 and under….free admission (does not include skate rental)
Adult Unlimited Pass (does not include skate rental)….$34.95
Child Unlimited Pass age 3-12 (does not include skate rental)….$29.95
Skate rental add-on to Unlimited Pass....$17.95 (only available with purchase of Unlimited Pass)
Skate rental….$4.95 per visit

Does the Numerica Skate Ribbon offer any discounts?

Groups of 10 or more receive 15% off admission and skate rental when paying with a single payment for the group.

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.

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?

Due to COVID-19 and limitations placed on gatherings, Riverfront Spokane cannot offer group reservations at this time. Individual tickets can be purchased online. The 15% group discount can still be obtained by purchasing 10 or more tickets in a single transaction.

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

There is also a parking garage just across the street from the Numerica Skate Ribbon at River Park Square. Please visit their Parking webpage for rates and hours.
The City's parking meters are free after 7PM daily and on Sundays and major holidays. More info.

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

Due to COVID-19 and limitations placed on gatherings, Riverfront Spokane cannot offer lessons at this time.

Family Ice Skating

The Skate

Closed for the season.

Admission to the Numerica Skate 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 Numerica Skate Ribbon shares a ticketing facility with the Numerica SkyRide that includes a café with a variety of delicious food, a large windowed indoor dining area, as well as a patio.

Numerica Skate Ribbon Hours

Rental Hours

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

Prices

Admission: Free

Hourly Roller Skate Rental: $5.95

Hourly Scooter Rental: $7.95

Helmets are available to check out free of charge.

Summer Value Pass: Skate or Scooter Rental, 3 min. Spider Jump, Numerica SkyRide Admission, and Unlimited Looff Carrousel Rides
Adult: $22.95 + tax
Youth (ages 3-12): 19.95 + tax