Skating on the Square, 2015

After two seasons that saw more than 25,000 people take to the ice, everyone's favorite winter attraction is back again, as Skating on the Square returns to Morgan Square in Downtown Spartanburg on November 21.

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Private Ice Parties at the Rink

Rent Skating on the Square for your Group, Organization or Business

After regular operating hours, the Ice Rink is available for Private Ice Parties. During this time, the rink is solely yours for you to enjoy. The cost is $500 for a 2 hour period. It includes up to 25 skaters, $20 per person for each additional skater.

The following are the days and times the ice rink is available for private ice parties.

Monday-Thursday: 9 -11 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 pm - 1 am
Sunday: 9 - 11 pm 
(Not available during holidays)   

 Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where is Skating on the Square?

A: Spartanburg’s open-air ice rink is in the heart of the City – on Morgan Square. Morgan Square is surrounded by Church Street, Dunbar, and West Main Streets.

Q: What are the dates of Skating on the Square?

A. Friday, November 21-January 11, 2015 

Q. What are the hours?

A. Primarily, hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday: 3- 9 pm; Fridays: 3 –10 pm; Saturdays: 10 am – 10 pm; and Sundays: 1-9 pm. Open times vary during school holidays and on official holidays.

Q: How much does it cost to skate?

A: The cost for admission is $10 per person. This price includes the skate rental.

Q: How long can I skate?

A: All day long if you want to!  You can skate, leave, and come back later in the day - all you have to do is get your hand stamped before leaving. Note:  During extremely busy times (mainly Saturday nights) skaters may have to come off of the ice to allow others to get on.  We rotate skaters out every 30 minutes if it is too crowded.  If a skater comes off the ice, they can get in line & get back on again.

Q. Can children skate by themselves?

A. Children 8 and under MUST HAVE SOMEONE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD with them on the ice at all times.  And no one is allowed on the ice without wearing skates.  So if an 8 year old child or younger wants to skate, the person with them must also pay to skate.

Q: What if my child (or myself!) can't skate after paying, can we get a refund?

A: Nope, sorry about that.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

A: We accept cash, debit cards, and all major credit cards. There's a $10 min for cards.

Q: What size skates are available?

A: Skates are available from child size 9 up to adult size 12. Skate sizes will not always match shoe sizes. Our employees will help you figure out what size you need. Socks (not footies) are required to skate.

Q: Do you have both men and women's skates?

A: All skates are unisex - and they are "hockey" skates, not figure skates.

Q: Can I bring my own skates?

A: Yes, but the admission price is the same.

Q: What if I just want to watch - and not skate?

A: There's definitely no charge to watch! We encourage watching! There's room to stand all along the rink to watch.

Q: How should I dress?

A: Here in Spartanburg, you know we can have some 70+ degree days in November/December.  But even if it's cold, we recomend wearing gloves - because the ice is COLD if you should be "on it" - meaning you took a tumble.  Of course on cold days, you should wear coat, hat, scarves, and gloves.  And remember, YOU MUST WEAR SOCKS.

Q: Is there a place to store my personal belongings?

A: Skating on the Square does not have any storage for personal belongs so please plan for your own needs. Your shoes will be held in exchange for rental skates. If leaving personal items in your vehicle, PLEASE PLACE THEM IN THE TRUNK or out of site of opportunists.

Q: Are there restrooms available?

A: Yes, however you MUST REMOVE YOUR SKATES before going to the restroom.  The restroom trailer is located on Dunbar Street beside the ice rink.

Q: Will the rink close due to rain, snow, warm temperatures or other inclement weather?

A. Safety is our top priority. If conditions become unsafe due to rain or snow, or even unseasonably warm temperatures,  we may need to close the rink. Any such closure will be announced on our Facebook page.

Q: Where should I park when visiting Skating on the Square?

A: There are hundreds of parking spaces available within one block of the ice rink in the Magnolia Street parking garage and the Dunbar Street parking garages. For parking information, please click here.

Q: What is the ice rink's capacity?

A:  Approximately 75 skaters can be on the ice.  


If you should have more questions that aren't answered here, just give us a call at 864-596-3603.  Note: This is an "unattended" phone line, so you will have to leave a message.  We WILL call you back - we promise.




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We Have Gift Certificates!

Looking for a different kind of gift this holiday season?  We have gift certificates (in any denomination) for Skating on the Square. This will especially be a great "early" gift.  Remember, SOTS is open thru Jan 11.   


Group Reservations

Skating on the Square offers discounts for groups with 15+ people:

  • 15 - 30 skaters: $8 ea
  • 31 - 50 skaters: $7 ea
  • 51 skaters and above: $6 ea


Season Passes

Enjoy skating on the Square and plan on coming SEVERAL times during the 7 weeks that it's open?  Then a Season Pass is just for you.  Season Passes are just $50.  You can purchase them at the Skating on the Square Skate Rental building during all operating hours.






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