Meachem Ice Rink to Offer Public Skate with Protocols in Place

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs today announced Meachem Ice Rink will begin offering public ice skating on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

Ice rink capacity will be limited based on current local and state guidance. As of Wednesday, Nov. 25, rink occupancy will not exceed nine (9) skaters at a time. Advanced registration is required and admission payment for each skater will be required through by credit card only.  

Reservations will open Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 8 a.m. and will open one week in advance at 8 a.m. prior to each reservation. All youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Skating sessions will be available in 75 minute increments, starting at:

  • 10 a.m. (55 and older only)
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.

The facility will close between sessions for cleaning and sanitation. Meachem public skate hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday until the end of the year. New hours will be posted for the 2021 dates.

Skate admission fees are: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for youth (ages 12 and under) and seniors (55+). Skate rental will be $5.00 per person. Cash and credit card will be accepted. A 2.75%, non-refundable transaction fee will be applied to all credit card transactions. Visa, Mastercard and Discover will be accepted.

All social distancing guidelines mandated by City of Syracuse, Onondaga County and New York State must be followed. Masks must be worn at all times and gloves or mittens must be worn on the ice.

Building access will be limited to changing in and out of skates only. Concessions will not be sold.

Promotions or group discounts will not be available during the 2020-21 skate season. Coupons will not be accepted.

For more information visit or contact Joe Burns at

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