Oooh, I know we all think of winters in Fort Wayne with the whole scraping off the car windows, leaving for work a few minutes early, and "oh-my-gosh-I-am-so-cold-where-is-my-wool-sweater"...right? Well, there is so much more to that frigid equation than just the normal brrrr!

Fort Wayne offers so many fun events during the winter months and ice skating is just one of them! With three state-of-the-art ice rinks available in our area, you have so many choices on where to have your winter fun! Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Rink, Canlan Ice Sports and McMillen Ice Arena offer a unique skating experience for all to enjoy! This year, I propose that you re-think old-man-winter and see your frigid glass as half full! Winters in Fort Wayne can really be so much fun. If you have children, you can give them the chance to make memories and learn a sport while they have a good time. If you don't have children, you can still turn a cold winter day into one that offers a unique afternoon experience of putting on those ice skates, tightening up those laces and setting forth on a memory waiting to happen. Rink_Pictures_004 Headwaters Ice Skating Rink (Outdoors!!) Clinton & Superior 260-422-7625 Regular Hours
  • Monday-Thursday................................. 1-8 pm
  • Friday.................................................. 12-10 pm
  • Saturday........................................ 11 am-10 pm
  • Sunday................................................. 12-8 pm
Extended Holiday Hours
  • December 19 - January 5
  • Monday-Friday..................................... 12-10 pm
  • Saturday ....................................... 10 am-10 pm
  • Sunday.......................................... 11 am-10 pm
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY  Closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve Admission
  • Age 13 and under............................................ $3
  • Age 14 and over.............................................. $5
  • Skate Rental................................................... $2
Gift certificates and skating passes are also available at the rink. Kids Skate FREE Days Kids age 13 and under skate FREE every Wednesday. Skate rental $2. The Headwaters Park Ice Rink also offers concessions, skate sharpening services, and private ice rentals (during non-public skating hours).

Canlan Ice Sports  (Lutheran Health Sports Center/McMillen Ice Arena) 3869 Ice Way 260-387-6614 Opened in 2010, this state-of-the art multi-purpose facility is not only breathtaking, but ready for you! Ice Sports Fort Wayne features 3 NHL sized ice surfaces and offers amenities you won’t find at just any other ice rink. A full service restaurant & bar, the Thirsty Penguin, offers everything from special event catering, a snack on the go, or dinner for the whole family. Overlooking all of the ice surfaces you won’t miss any of the action on ice while enjoying a drink or catching the big game on TV. Each ice surface has it’s own 4 locker rooms, complete with shower and bathroom. They also offer party rooms and banquet facilities to celebrate your special event or birthday party in style. Public Skating Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:20pm
  • $5 Admission (4 & Under Free!)
  • $3 Skate Rental
Friday Night 8:00pm-11:00pm Saturday Afternoon  1:00pm-4:00pm Sunday Afternoon 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • $7 admission (4 & Under free!)
  • $3 Skate Rental
McMillen Ice Arena 3901 Abbott Street 260-427-6769   Canlan Ice Sports is excited to announce its latest managed facility, McMillen Ice Arena! Canlan assumed management of the McMillen on May 18, 2009 and have been providing only the best in customer service ever since! Customers can expect to see many of the same programs and activities at the arena, including some brand new exciting opportunities. Canlan offers Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, Public Skating, Youth Hockey League, Birthday Parties, Drop-In Hockey and much more!