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Earl E. Schaffer Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink

The Earl E. Schaffer Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink , the Lehigh Valley's only outdoor Olympic sized rink, is located at 345 Illick's Mill Road and is open from November through March, weather permitting. We offer private rink rental, skating lessons, stick time, and public skate sessions, which includes an adaptive skate session for those with special needs. Season passes are also available and include admission to public and adaptive skate sessions, as well as stick time. 

Note: The rink will be closed on Saturday, February 5th for the annual Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley Winter Classic event.
 

Rink Rental

The rink is available for rent for both hockey and recreational skate sessions. The cost is $320 per hour. If you are  interested in renting the rink, please contact us  for more information. 


Skating Lessons*

Group skating lessons for ages 3 & over will be offered at the rink for all ability levels. Our Bethlehem Skating School instructors provide a fun and safe environment while teaching the lifelong skill of skating. Click here for more information and to register for lessons.
 

NEW THIS YEAR!  SAVE TIME IN LINE...BUY YOUR DAILY PASSES FOR OUR SKATE SESSIONS AND SERVICES ONLINE PRIOR TO COMING TO THE RINK. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PASSES AND SERVICES ONLINE.
 

Public Skate Sessions*  

Hours:
Monday: 1-3pm 
Tuesday:  3-5pm 
Wednesday: 1-3pm 
Thursday: 3-5pm 
Friday: 7:30-9:30pm 
Saturday: 1-3pm; 7:30-9:30pm 
Sunday: 1-3pm

Fees:
Youth (17 and under)/Seniors (62 and older)- $7.00
Adults (18-61)- $8.00
Skate Rental- $3.00 (tax included)
 

Adaptive Skate*

We welcome all who have adaptive needs to come skate in a safe and low sensory environment.

Day/Time: Thursday, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Fees:
Youth (17 and under)/Seniors (62 and older)- $7.00
Adults (18-61)- $8.00
Skate Rental- $3.00 (tax included)
 

Stick Time*

Practice shooting, skating with a stick and puck, practice hockey drills, etc. on our Olympic sized rink. Full equipment is required and no contact is allowed.

Day/Time- Tuesday, 6-7pm
Fee- $10 per person 
 

*CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR OUR COMPLETE PUBLIC SCHEDULE, INCLUDING SPECIAL HOLIDAY PUBLIC SKATE SESSIONS
 

Ice Rink Parties

Put your party on the ice. Rent one of our two party rooms during a weekend public skate session. Click here  for more information. 
 

Skate Sharpening

Cost- $6.00 (tax included)

Note: Walk in skate sharpening is available during public skate and stick time sessions ONLY (See hours above).  Appointments can be made outside of designated hours by contacting the recreation office. 
 

Season Passes 

Season passes are now available to be purchased online and in person at the Recreation Office and include unlimited admission to all public and adaptive skate sessions, as well as stick time. Pricing is as follows:

Youth (Ages 3-17): Resident^- $60 / Non-Resident- $85
Adult (Ages 18-61): Resident^- $70 / Non-Resident- $100
Senior (Ages 62 and over): Resident*- $60 / Non-Resident- $85

^Proof of residency is required (driver's license, City bill, etc.). Click here to verify your residency status.

Click here to purchase a season pass online for the 2021-22 season.

Note: First time pass holders can pick up passes bought online at the Recreation office, Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm or at the rink ONLY during weekend public skate sessions (Friday  & Saturday,  7:30-9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 1-3pm).

Passes can also be purchased at the RecreatIon Office Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm.

Ice Rink Advertising

The rink has over 1000 participants weekly, including youth and adult leagues, and public skate sessions. Annually, we have approximately 30,000 skaters and spectators walk through the doors of our facility. With these facts in mind, advertising with us produces a great opportunity to give your company more exposure to the local community at a cost effective price to help provide a better return on your investment. This all adds up to thousands of people attending practices, games, clinics and special events month after month, giving your ad & business constant and repetitive exposure throughout the season. The Earl E. Schaffer Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink appreciates your interest in the community in considering this unique and cost effective advertising opportunity. We look forward to working with you and supporting your business as one of our advertisers. Click here to learn more about advertising at the rink.
 

Rink Rules and Expectations

Click here for posted rink rules and expectations.

Click here for USA Hockey rules and requirements. 

 

FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL OF OUR PROGRAMMING,
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR MYREC PROGRAMMING WEBSITE


Note: All sessions dates and times are subject to change based on staffing and weather conditions.