Along with our first snowfall of the season, we get news that The Ice at Canalside will be opening soon for open skating downtown.

It feels like it's so early in the season, but before you know it, winter will be in full effect.  We will see holiday shopping, snow, and of course plenty of people at the ice rink at Canalside.

What is The Ice at Canalside?

The Ice at Canalside is one of the biggest ice rinks in the Buffalo area.  It offers all kinds of fun things to do in the winter months including open skate, curling, ice biking, ice bumper cars, and all kinds of other cool promotions.

It's right off route 5 in the city of Buffalo near KeyBank Center.

When will The Ice at Canalside open for the 2023-2024 season?

Get ready to lace up those skates.  The first day (weather permitting) that the Ice at Canalside will open up to the public is set for November 24th.  It will be the first opportunity to get the family together and step out on the ice for some fun.

What are the hours?

According to their website, the hours vary and depend on the weather.  But they include these fixed hours:

  • Monday: CLOSED, leagues and private parties welcome
  • Tuesday: CLOSED, leagues and private parties welcome
  • Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays: 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

They also have the following holiday hours:

  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26 – January 1: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • January 15: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • February 19 – 22: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • February 23: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

How much does it cost to skate?

Age 5 and Under: Free

Children and Military: $5.00

Age 13 and Up: $8.00

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