Skating on the Square, 2014

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. 

Skating on the Square flyer

Skating on the Square schedule

Skating on the Square rules

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)   

Birthday Parties

Skate your way to a happy birthday with a party at the rink! Parties include a tent with table and seating for 20 people, a party host and unlimited skate time for party guests even after the party ends.

Weekday parties (Mon.–Thurs.) are $150, and weekened parties (Fri.–Sun.) are $175. Prices include up to 15 skaters with an $8 fee for each additional skater. All birthday parties are held during shared public skate time. The tent will be reserved for your party only.

Available times: 

Weekdays: 3–5 p.m., 6–8 p.m.

Fridays: 4–6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m.–Noon, 12:30–2:30 p.m., 3–5 p.m.

Sundays: 1–3 p.m., 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Reservation Forms

Download birthday party reservation forms below

Weekday Reservation

Weekend Reservation


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. Download the complete schedule by following this link.

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: No refunds are issued.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

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

Other questions?

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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For daily updates on skating conditions and other important information, please visit our Facebook Page by clicking the image below.

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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 Reservation

Skating on the Square offers discounts for groups with 15+ people (download reservation form below):

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


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.

Fundraising Opportunities

School groups, band booster clubs, and civic groups, are you looking for a new way to raise money to support your organization? Well here’s a unique opportunity to do just that by inviting your friends to join you on the ice!

For every skater who comes out in support of your organization, you will earn 50 percent of the ticket price ($5 per skater). Download the flyer and reservation form below.

Fundraising Flyer

Fundraising Reservation

Ice Hockey Lessons

Learn to play hockey on Morgan Square! Lessons are offered every Saturday during the season from 9–10 a.m. The cost is just $2 per lesson, and no sign-up is necessary All ages are welcome, and equipment is provided at the rink. Download the flyer below for more.

Hockey Lessons

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Thanks to our sponsors!

Coca-Cola of Spartanburg

Marriott Spartanburg

Vic Bailey Subaru

Duke Energy

Spartan Stamp & Sign


Freeman Gas


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