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 ONLY. Stick time sessions are NOT included. The rink will open for hockey rentals on Monday, October 16th. See below for start dates for our additional programming.

Public Skate Sessions 
***Will begin on Friday, November 17th***

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

Holiday Public Skate Sessions: 1-3pm

Click here to view our rink calendar which includes all public skate sessions, including our holiday sessions. 

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

Click here to purchase daily passes and skate rental online. 

Adaptive Skate

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

Day/Time: Contact us to find out available times which are by appointment. 

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

Season Passes 

Season passes will go on sale in September and will be available to be purchased online or in person at the recreation office Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm. Season passes include unlimited admission to all public and adaptive skate sessions. 

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. 

Stick Time
***Will begin on Tuesday, November 21st***

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

Day/Time- Tuesday, 6-7pm
All ages-$10 per skater (NOT included with season pass)

Click here to purchase stick time one day passes online.

Rink Rental

The rink is available to 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 to 17 are 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.  Stay tuned for more information on our 2023-2024 lessons.

Ice Rink Parties

Put your party on the ice. Rent our party room during one of our Saturday or Sunday afternoon public skate sessions. 

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).  Contact the recreation office to make an appointment outside of the public skate hours above. 

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. In addition, we host two large community events in the off season that bring thousands more into the 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. Contact us  if you are interested in displaying your ad at the rink.


Rink Rules and Expectations

Click  here for posted rink rules and expectations.

Click here for USA Hockey rules and requirements. 

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