Skate the Plaza @ Deep River Waterpark this winter! Friday November 29 thru Sunday February 29

Ice Skating Events


Thanks to refrigeration under the Ice Plaza, this winter you'll be able to skate Deep River Waterpark starting Friday November 29 -  through Sunday February 23, permitting of course.

After that date Mayor Byrdovich will cease allowing ice skating on his plaza and give orders to start getting ready to open the waterpark on May 22nd, 2020...for another totally SPLASHtastic season!


Open Skating Hours of operation: 

November 29, 2019- February 23, 2020

Thursdays: 4pm - 9pm

Fridays: 4pm - 9pm 

Saturdays: Noon - 9pm

Sundays and Holiday periods: Noon - 9pm

Closed Monday - Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals
Closed Christmas Eve Day/Eve & Christmas Day

Early closing on Super Bowl Sunday...Noon to 5pm




What will be open?

14,500 square foot ice plaza, food & beverage locations, heated indoor bathrooms, 

Birthday Party room, U.S. 30 Surf Shop, Group Sales & Season Pass offices. Plus, 

Plaza will be decorated with festive seasonal lighting.


Some more rules...

Food, beverage and coolers are not allowed in the park. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on Park Department property. 

Hockey games and hockey sticks are not permitted.


US 30 Surf Shop is loaded with unique gifts and stocking stuffers for the Holidays! 

Stop in and check out all of the great deals! 

Not just your summer shop...we’re goin’ year-round!


Skate Sharpening

Skate sharpening is available at certain times, depending on staff.

Please call ahead to find out availability 219-947-7850.

The cost is $5.00 per pair.

Skate Helpers
We have 12 Skate Helpers that are available for rent, for $5.

Skate Rentals

Rental Skates are available from sizes 9J to 14. Prices listed below...


(1)- Groups are considered 10 or more people with advance reservations

(2)- Passholder rates are valid for 2018 Deep River waterpark season passholders until 12/31/18...and for 2019 season passholders 1/1/19-2/24/19 & for skating Fall 2019.

Discount Group Rates

As you can see in the above rate chart we offer reduced prices to groups of
10 or more with advance reservation.

This FUN family friendly outing is the perfect affordable winter outing for schools, organizations, church youth outings, boy & girl scouts, indian guides, 4H, family company outings and team building, you get the idea.

Contact us today to get the ball rolling on a FUN winter outing!


Birthday party package is available for groups of 10 or more with reservations and deposit at least 7 days in advance. Rates apply to each member of the party, that is skating (10 minimum) + Chaperones if you want to have food/beverage.  Two tables will be reserved for your party, for 1 hour.


Party Package includes...Pizza, soda or hot chocolate, cupcakes, + special surprises and two private party tables for one hour, based on availability! 


Tip...Plan to arrive 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours before your private room time so we can settle up the amount remaining owed, the kids can have a chance to skate & the food is ready for you on time.


Deposit...Is 50% of 10 people with ice skate rentals. The remaining is paid upon arrival, for the exact number you have. The minimum is 10 people.

To make a Group or Birthday Party reservation request click here or call 

219-947-7850 ext. 604...advance reservations are required and availability is on a first-come basis.


Private Rink Rentals are GREAT for schools, FUNdraising 

events, youth groups, team bulding, parties, the list never ends!


Time slots available:

Mon.-Wed.: 9am-8pm

Thurs. & Fri.: 9am-3:30pm

Sat./Sun./Holidays: 9am-11:30am

Up to 200 people maximum

$7.00 per person for 2 hours ($250.00 minimum) Includes complimentary skate rental and use of all 12 Skate Helpers, if needed.

Deposit Policy: $250.00 required with reservation, remainder due at time of outing unless billing arrangements have been made.

Catering available...please ask.

Contact us today to see if the date and time you prefer is available.

Located in the Metro Chicagoland area • 4 1/2 miles East of I-65 on US30
9001 East Lincoln Hwy. • Crown Point, IN 46307
directions] • 219-947-7850

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