It’s finally here — the downtown Indianapolis ice skating rink that we’ve all been waiting for! In so many major cities our family has visited during our travels and road trips, we’ve been envious of the fabulous ice skating rinks in their downtown areas. Now it’s our turn to see our beautiful city glittering with ice as downtown becomes a “cool” spot to hang out during the winter months.
Ice skating at the Elevance Health Rink on Bicentennial Unity Plaza at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis is so much fun! The brand-new plaza is a delightful blend of recreation, art, and community spirit. A relatively new addition adjacent to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Unity Plaza has quickly become a hub for public gatherings and artistic expression. During the winter months, this space transforms into an NHL-sized ice-skating rink, offering a fun winter activity for residents and visitors alike.
The Elevance Health Rink is now open and marks the beginning of a new winter tradition in Indianapolis. Operating until January 21, 2024, this rink is in the heart of downtown Indianapolis with quick access to restaurants and other entertainment venues. The creation of this rink is part of a broader initiative, celebrating 200 years of unity in the area. The plaza itself is a testament to this spirit, functioning as a public space that showcases art and provides a space to meet up and enjoy the city.
Taking your kids to the ice rink near Gainbridge Fieldhouse offers a magical winter experience in downtown Indianapolis. We had so much fun! Youth ice skate sizes are available.
Location and Hours of Operation
Downtown Indy Ice Rink Address: 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, adjacent to Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Gainbridge Fieldhouse Ice Rink Hours
Monday to Wednesday: Available for private events; open for public skating (check the website for availability).
Thursday: 3:30 PM – 9 PM.
Friday: 3:30 PM – 11 PM.
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 11 PM.
Sunday: 11:30 AM- 9 PM.
Special dates and holiday hours vary (e.g., Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, etc.).
Admission and Ice Skate Rental
Admission: $11 per session, except on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 PM, when it is $13.
Skate Rental: $4 per session.
Session Duration: Each session lasts 90 minutes.
Other Services: On-site skate sharpening for personal skates at $10 per pair, and skate aids available for rent at $10 per 30 minutes
Ice Skating Booking and Tickets
Advanced booking is highly recommended to secure a 90-minute skating session. Tickets can be purchased online. Walk-up, and in-person sales are also available based on availability.
Parking at the Downtown Ice Skating Rink
There are several parking options around downtown Indianapolis, including garages and street parking. The Virginia Avenue Parking Garage, located on the northeast corner of the Fieldhouse and connected via a sky bridge, offers the closest covered parking. Advance purchase of parking passes at select locations is also possible.
This winter activity not only promises fun and exercise but also a chance to create lasting memories with your children amidst the enchanting backdrop of downtown Indianapolis.
As the winter season approaches, residents and visitors can look forward to lacing up their skates and enjoying the crisp winter air at this new downtown attraction. The ice rink is not only a place for physical activity but also a venue for socializing, making memories, and experiencing the vibrancy of Indianapolis in a new and exciting way. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or trying it out for the first time, the Elevance Health Rink at Bicentennial Unity Plaza offers a welcoming and festive environment for all.
125 S Pennsylvania St