It’s Getting Cold Outside! Where do you go skating? by Heidi O’Brien

December 20, 2012

Posted By: Shaunescy

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the Memorial Park Ice Rink in Helena.  This week it has felt cold enough for it to be open so I’m hoping that the ice is ice and not slush on opening day.  Opening day coincides with the last day of school -- Friday, December 21 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.     

Two years ago we “discovered” the ice rink now it’s a must for my family!  We all start feeling a little cooped up over the winter and a couple of days into the Holiday break we are going need to get outside.  Sometimes the drive up the Great Divide seems a little too long and ice skating is a great outdoor alternative.

You can’t beat the warming house admission prices:

Ages 0-5 Free

Ages 6-17 $1.00

Ages 18+ $1.50

The Ice Rink does offer a limited amount of skates for your use at no charge, but they don’t have that many and encourage people to bring their own if they have them.  If you’re just learning to skate a few walkers are available to help you “glide” along.

If you’re looking for a way to burn some of that excess holiday energy or to burn a few cookie calories, check out the Memorial Park Ice Rink this winter.  A complete schedule of hours and promotions can be found here:

Ph 406-443-8774.


We are so pleased to have Heidi O'Brien blogging for us from Helena! Heidi is the Executive Director of the Helena Tourism Alliance and mother of two young boys. For more Helena event information visit .

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