Ice Rink at SteelStacks FAQ

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When is the Ice Rink at SteelStacks open?

The Ice Rink at SteelStacks is open daily from November 22 to January 1 as follows:

NOTE: The times listed are the start of the first session that day to the start of the last session that day. Sessions will start every other hour at half past the hour.

  • November 22-27 (Thanksgiving Weekend):
    • Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday 12:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • Friday/Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • November 28 – December 22:
    • Monday-Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 2:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • December 23 – January 1 (Christmas & New Year’s Week):
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    • Christmas Day: 12:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • December 30/31: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    • New Year’s Day: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Each skating session is 75 minutes long.


Is the Ice Rink at SteelStacks still open if it rains or snows or we experience excessively warm temperatures (40+ degree temperatures)?

We’ll make every attempt to have the rink open every day. In the case of persistent rain, a heavy snowstorm or warm temperatures, we may have a delayed open or need to close the rink if conditions are unsafe. You may follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates on weather delays or closures.

In the event a skate session is cancelled due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstance, patrons will be offered the opportunity to switch their ticket to another skate session or receive a full refund. Patrons will be notified of these cancellations via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply to switch their ticket to another session. All patrons who haven’t responded after 48 hours will be given a refund.


What is the address to the Ice Rink at SteelStacks?

101 Founder’s Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015.


Where do we park?

There are a few parking lots on the SteelStacks campus and there is no charge to park in them. Please note that parking will be especially limited on weekends.


What size skates do you have available?

We have both hockey and figure skates and sizes range from Toddler 9 to Adult 13.


What should we bring?

We suggest bringing multiple pairs of socks, or one pair of thick, warm socks. We also recommend wearing a pair of gloves or mittens while skating.


How much does it cost to skate?

  • 14 and older:                                 $9
  • 13 and younger:                           $7
  • ArtsQuest Member:                    $6
  • Skate Rental:                                 $6
  • Group Rate (15 or more)           $6 per person (not including skate rental)

Admission is valid only during the skating session that it is purchased in.


Do you have skate aids to help beginner skaters?

The venue has Skate Aids available for $10. Skate Aids are available on a first come, first served basis; we do not accept reservations.

In addition, we have partnered with Steel Ice to have instructors on the ice for the following skate sessions:

  • Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 at 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
    • A demonstration led by Steel Ice students and junior instructors will take place at 4:15 p.m. on each of these days.
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, Dec. 22-23 at 6:30 p.m.
    • A demonstration led by Steel Ice students and junior instructors will take place at 6:15 p.m. on each of these days.

Instructors are also available on a first come, first-served basis and can be approached on the ice provided they are not currently assisting another patron.


Does the Ice Rink at SteelStacks offer any special discounts?

Yes, we offer the following:

  • Mondays (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12 & Dec. 19): Kids Skate Free! (free admission for kids 13 and younger)
  • Tuesdays (Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 & Dec. 20): Student Night – $2 off admission with any student ID
  • Coat Drive Week (Dec. 5-8): in exchange for the donation of a new or lightly used coat:
    • ArtsQuest Members: free skate rental.
    • General public: $3 off admission.
    • Coats will be donated to Youth & Teen Renovations.
  • Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley Food Pantry Week (Dec 12-15): in exchange for the donation of at least one of the goods on the list below:
    • ArtsQuest members: free skate rental.
    • General Public: $3 off admission.

Acceptable donations for the Hispanic Center’s Food Pantry:

  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)
  • Culturally appropriate, non-perishable food items, with a special interest in seasonings (Goya is a preferred brand, as it is the largest domestic Hispanic/Latin food company in the United States. Goya’s products include authentic Spanish, Mexican, and other Hispanic food specialties; including beans, rice, seasonings, juices, and olives.)
  • Non-perishable breakfast items.
  • Clothing items that are in good condition.
  • Shoes that are in good condition.


Do you offer discounts for large groups?

We offer a group rate of $12 per person (which includes skate rental) for groups of 15 or more. Please contact us at to secure that rate and reserve your time. Please include your preferred date and time and number of skaters.


Is there a place to lock our items up while skating?

Yes, there are lockers at the rink. Cost is $10 per locker and lockers are first come, first served per skate session.


Can we bring our own food and beverages?

No, but please know that food and beverage will be available for purchase at the Mack Truck Stop and/or our Palette & Pour restaurant on the 1st floor of the ArtsQuest Center. Food and beverages are not allowed on the ice.


Are tables available at the rink?

There are tables at our Air Products Town Square, in addition to the 1st floor of the ArtsQuest Center.


What do the Sensory-Friendly Skate Sessions entail?

Sensory-Friendly Skate Sessions are at 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Dec 6 through Dec 21.

During these sessions, the following will occur:

  • No music will be played.
  • All blinking lights, including on our Christmas decorations, will be turned off or made solid.
  • The video screen adjacent to the rink will have one static image on it throughout the entire session instead of rotating through a number of images.
  • Skate aids will be free to rent from the skate tent as long as supplies last.

Please denote that the rink is outdoors, meaning that we will not be able to eliminate all potential triggers for those with sensory-friendly needs. If you have any questions about these sessions, please write to Sr. Programming Director Ryan Hill at


Does the rink offer skate sharpening?

While there isn’t a place to sharpen skates at the rink, our partners at Steel Ice offer sharpening by appointment, or a drop-off/next-day pickup. To schedule a sharpening, write to


Are we allowed to walk or take strollers, etc., onto the ice?

No, only guests wearing skates are allowed on the ice.


Does the Rink have a Lost and Found?

For lost and found, please call 610.332.1300 or visit the rink during public skating hours.

Can I rent out the rink?

Yes! Here are the basic terms and conditions:

  • Rental gets you private ice time for the exclusive use of your event.
  • Rental fee is $750 for 1 hour and then $600 for each additional hour.
  • Your rental fee covers admission and skate rental for up to 30 skaters.
  • Additional guests are $14 per person including skating rental. Regular rates apply for additional guests with their own skates.
  • Guests are welcome to arrive 15 minutes prior to the event start time to receive wristbands and skates but will not be allowed on the ice until the event start time.
  • Penguin skate aids, lockers, socks, and gloves available for additional fee.
  • The rink is not available to be rented out during public skating hours.
  • To secure a rental and/or gauge availability, contact Programming Specialist Addyson Young at

Terms and Conditions applicable to all private rentals:

  • 50% deposit required to reserve a private rental and the remaining balance and any additional guest fees will be due the day of the event.
  • All sales are non-refundable. If the event is canceled for any reason, ArtsQuest will work with the client to reschedule the event prior to the rink closing for the season.


Do we have to sign a waiver?

Every skater must put on a wristband waiving liability before they are granted access to the ice.

Waiver language reads as:

Assumption of Risk and Release. I am aware that ice skating involves inherent risks, dangers and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or death. I hereby freely assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks of injury while skating at this ice rink and release owner, its management company, sponsors, their affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns from any liability whatsoever for bodily injury or property damage resulting from any negligent acts and omissions in the design, operation, supervision and maintenance of the ice rink. By wearing this wristband, I am agreeing to be bound by its terms.