In 1941 Yakima boasted the largest ice rink west of the Mississippi.
Share your photos, videos, and stories about the Yakima Ice Rink so that maybe we can get some new gear to help with our arena.
January is “National Skating Month”.
In the 1940’s ice skating was a popular activity in Yakima. Yakima once had a large out door ice skating rink located on T...errace Heights Drive, approximately where the exit ramp for I-82 and K-Mart once stood.
The outdoor ice rink was open from approximately October to March and was operated by Mr. Lowell Adamson, Mr. Owen Mann and Mr. George McLaughlin.
The rink was approximately 16,000 square feet (200’ by 80’) in size and included a snack bar, a skate shop and bleachers.
It was used not only for general skating, but hockey games were also popular at the rink.
Photos are from the Yakima Valley Museum & Yakima Library Memory Search Website.
Try Hockey for Free Day 1/7/17
The Yakima Ice Rink is hosting another Try Hockey for Free day. Gear and assistance are provided free of charge. Watch your child learn to walk for the first time...again.
The Yakima Ice Rink is closed for the season and we're still looking for a home for our rink. If you want to skate over the summer Tri-Cities and Wenatchee have ice rinks with public sessions and stick-n-puck sessions.
Our ice rink is still looking for a new home. Until then you can skate at the Yakima Ice Rink at 1700 Beech St. Public skates are Friday 6-9 and Saturday 5-8. This Saturday, 11/7, is Try Hockey For Free Day. Kids 4-9 can come to the rink, get fitted with hockey gear and skate for free. The event is from 10-1.
Here is your chance to witness their second first step...
Just a reminder to everyone that our rink is closed this year. The Yakima Ice Rink is open though. Public skate sessions are Friday and Saturday evenings, $7 w/ skate rental. 1700 Beech St. is the address. Visit http://yakimaicerink.com/ for more information and to check out their schedule and various offerings. Remember, the Yakima Ice Rink is an all volunteer non-profit organization. Please help support them and their efforts to make our community a better place.
Something to note for the adults in our community interested in trying out hockey. The Yakima Ice Rink has a program for that. Monday nights 7:15-9PM. Hey, that's tonight! Click the link below for detailed info.
Our ice rink is still looking for a new name and a new home. If you have ideas for either please share. Until then, the Yakima Ice Rink is open for the season. They have a new web page and a new Facebook page. This Saturday from 10-2 is Try Hockey For Free Day. Sign up and get details at tryhockeyforfree.com and bring your little ones out to try hockey at no cost.
Although our rink is closed, and the Yakima Ice Rink is closed, it doesn't mean that you can't still skate! Wenatchee and Tri-Cities both have public skating available. Links and info are in the comments.
Today is the big day! The last day to skate at our rink for the season. Oh, and there is that football game that some people are talking about too. If you need to know the score ask at our shack and I'll look it up on the internet. Otherwise we are an NFL-Free zone.