Important 2020 Season Update

Elmwood on Ice has been a family-friendly winter event enjoyed by thousands of people each season. Our Elmwood Park location was chosen to highlight an amazing, new space in Downtown Roanoke. The space has served us well for the past 5 seasons but after the end of our most recent season, it became clear that we needed more room. The layout of Elmwood Park does not allow us to grow the rink or any other amenities (such as our ice slide). At the end of last season, we decided we’d look for a new location downtown where we could expand our rink and continue to provide a great winter activity for people to enjoy downtown.
Obviously 2020 has presented challenges that we had no way to anticipate. Finding a new location is a big undertaking and one that has taken a backseat for our organization as we’ve worked to update our 2020 priorities accordingly. With that said, there will, sadly, not be a 2020 season for Elmwood on Ice. We’ll work towards finding a suitable, new location downtown, and hope to bring back our ice rink for 2021.


Information from years past...

Pricing (Skate and slide time is UNLIMITED on the day of purchase.)

  • Ice skating admission = $6
  • Skate rentals = $2
  • Ice slide = $3
  • Purchase all 3 (skate, skates and slide) = $10
  • Purchase a season pass for just $75 to skate and SLIDE any time Elmwood on Ice is open!
  • Group Rate Available for 15+ people = $2 off per person

Find out how you can receive a discount at participating businesses the day you skate!

Any schedule changes will be posted on our Facebook page

2019-2020 Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday & Thursday - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Friday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday - 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sunday - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Holiday schedule: On days that Roanoke City Schools are out, open 11:00am – 10:00pm (see above)! 
  • Limited hours: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

Private Rentals are available Mondays and Tuesdays or outside of normal operating hours for an hourly rate of $250. For more information, email (8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday). For after hour questions, please use contact noted below.

Interested in becoming a vendor at Elmwood on Ice presented by ValleyStar Credit Union? Check out our application

Contact for Elmwood on Ice presented by ValleyStar Credit Union

Downtown Roanoke, Inc. at 540.342.2028 or



There’s plenty of parking around Elmwood Park including the Elmwood Park Garage and Lot - FREE every weekday after 5:00pm and all weekend!


Additional Information

For more information on Elmwood Park, including directions, visit our Elmwood Park page.

Want to find out what else is going on Downtown? Check out our Event Calendar!

While you’re downtown, stop and get a bite to eat at one of our great Downtown restaurants or do some shopping at our unique Downtown retailers.

Have other questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping us make Elmwood on Ice presented by ValleyStar Credit Union possible!