Kevin and Carol Bennett
Kevin and Carol Bennett

Ice Skating

Round Lake State Park near Sandpoint – This forested state park sits 10 miles S of Sandpoint, ID and 71 miles NE of Spokane, WA on the edge of Round Lake. It’s a beautiful place to skate when conditions allow. Bring your own skates and contact the park at 208.263.3489 for more information. Roads, day use parking lots, and six campsites are plowed for your access and use. Three vaults toilets are also available if needed.
Remember that fees are in effect every day so be sure to display the proper entry sticker or pay the $5 Motor Vehicle Entry fee. Camping fees are listed and payable at the Visitor Center kiosk. Be sure to display your proof of payment on your dash or window.
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Sandpoint City Beach or Sand Creek below the Cedar Street Bridge, Sandpoint – Conditions permitting, these are great skating spots along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille. Skaters also frequent the south end of Third Avenue where it terminates at the old pier. Contact the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce for more information at 1.800.800.2106 or 208.263.2161.

Brush Lake Picnic Area and Smith Lake near Bonners Ferry and Robinson Lake Campground near Eastport are popular for ice skating. Bring your own skates, and contact the Panhandle National Forests Bonners Ferry Ranger District at 208.267.5561 to check road access and lake ice conditions.

Palouse Ice Rink, Moscow – Home to hockey teams and figure skating clubs, the Palouse Ice Rink is open for ice skating through early April. The three-quarter size ice sheet offers public skate times and rentals. Call the rink at 208.882.7188 for more information.

Indoor Rinks

Frontier Ice Arena, Coeur d’Alene – Frontier Ice Arena Coeur d’Alene Idaho: NHL regulation size ice rink offering skating programs for families, adults and kids. Skating sessions for the public are also a main attraction. Located minutes from Coeur d’Alene city center and 20 minutes to Spokane, Washington. Trailhead for Centennial Trail.
Frontier Ice Arena offers Figure Skating & Ice Skating Lessons. Frontier Ice Arena has a lot to offer to figure skaters of all ages and abilities. Frontier offers classes for beginning skaters, as well as classes for those looking to learn about figure skating in particular. Frontier welcomes figure skaters to attend Public Skate sessions, and will offer freestyle drop-in sessions for figure skaters to practice. In addition, Frontier is home to Spokane Figure Skating Club, which has been a member of US Figure Skating since 1934.

Concessions are open during public skating and skate rentals are available. Call 208.765.4423 for more information.
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LC Arena, Lewiston – The practice site for the Washington State University hockey team, the LC Arena offers public skating on most days with skate rental and concessions. Call 208.798.7845 to confirm public skate times or check the online calendar.

 

 

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