PPG Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh is home to an outdoor ice skating rink. The MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place, managed by Magic Ice Inc. of Florida, has an ice surface of 116' x 116'. During the holiday season, the rink incorporates the plaza's traditional 60-foot tree. A fountain replaces the ice in the spring.
The rink was expanded during the 2015-16 season and now has room for 40 percent more skaters, as well as being 67 percent larger than the rink at Rockefeller Center and two-thirds the size of a National Hockey Lague rink.
PPG Ice Skating Rink Essentials
The PPG Ice Skating Rink is open from late-November through late-February.
In-Season Hours (November 17-January 1): Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to Midnight
Winter Hours (January 2-February 25): Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.
The cost of admission (last updated October 2017):
Adults (ages 13-49) : $8
Children (through age 12): $7
Seniors (ages 50 and up): $7
Skate Rental: $4 (Sizes 9 Jr to 13)
Lockers (one-time use, self-service): 50 Cents
If you want to learn to skate or want to skate better, skating lessons are available at the Rink at PPG Place for all ages and ability levels. For more information about private lessons, please call the rink office at (412) 394-3641.
Groups and Parties at the Rink at PPG Place
Group rates and party planning services are available for public and private skating parties of 10 people or more. You can combine skating admission fees, skate rentals, and meals. You can also give gift certificates. Call or see the manager for more details.
Special Events at the PPG Ice Rink
Light Up Night - Held the first night the rink is open for the season, with an American Cancer Society Tribute of Light ceremony.
Mascot Skate - Enjoy an afternoon of skating with your favorite mascots, usually the day after opening night.
Skate with Santa Saturdays - Direct from the North Pole, join the Jolly Big Guy and skate around the spectacular 65-foot Christmas tree surrounded by the iconic glass “Crown Jewel” of the Pittsburgh skyline.