The City of Ocala’s Ice Skating Rink in Downtown Ocala will be open from mid November thru early January each year. The Downtown Ocala Ice Skating rink (Let’s Skate Ocala) has quickly become a favorite annual tradition and opens during the Light Up Ocala festival each November. So “Let’s Skate Ocala” under the downtown Ocala lights and eat some great food from the area’s downtown restaurants and food trucks!


The City of Ocala’s ‘Let’s Skate Ocala’ ice rink will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 11. The skating rink will be located at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., and will be open through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Admission is $5 per person for a two-hour session. The rink will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. The rink will be closed Mondays and Wednesdays for private rentals and parties. For more information about venue rentals, please contact Bridgett Griffin, Therapeutic Recreation Programs Supervisor, City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, at or 352-368-5517.

Theme nights will be held select Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. throughout the holiday season. Details for these theme nights are still being finalized. For more information, please follow the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department on Facebook @OcalaRecPark.

  • Friday, Dec. 8 – Paradise on Ice (Hawaiian theme)
  • Friday, Dec. 15 – Santa’s Workshop with a special screening of the movie “Elf”
  • Friday, Dec. 22 – Superheroes
  • Friday, Dec. 29 – Disco Night

The basketball courts at Tuscawilla Park will be closed. These courts are expected to re-open to the public by late January 2018. For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517. 

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