Cass Park Ice Rink

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This is the final weekend of the rink season.  The rink's last day is Sunday, March 9th!  Come & skate before its too late! 


Cass Rink OPENS Oct. 21st!


Dates, Hours, & Prices

The 2013- 2014 Season will run from Monday, October 21st through Sunday, March 9th!

Monday - Friday

9:30am – 11:30am

11:45am – 2:15pm

2:30pm – 5:00pm (5:30 on Fri)

Friday & Saturday Evenings

7 – 10 pm **

Saturday &  Sunday

2:30pm – 5:15pm **

 * Special Holiday Schedule during late Nov. – early Jan. will be posted early Nov.

** There will be an ice cut during these sessions if needed.

Afternoon ~3:45-4pm, Evening ~ 8:15- 8:30 pm, if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: No afternoon (2:30pm) session on 12/6, 12/20

No evening (7-10pm) sessions on 12/7, 1/10.

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  Daily Admission Prices


+IYB Rec Customer


Unregistered Customer

Child (12 yrs & under)    




Student (13-17) or Senior (60+)    




Adult (18 –59 yrs)    




+ Don't pay more for daily admission, register free to become an IYB Rec. Customer!

Save Time in Line!  If you or your child have previously registered for programs through the IYB Rec. Department, then you are already a registered IYB REC Customer.  If not, please print, complete, & send in a registration form before you come to visit or bring it with you! 
Forms are processed at the Ithaca Youth Bureau and Cass Park during regular business hours.

Group Rates are available!
The rink is available for use by organizations and groups with a minimum of 10 during public skate sessions at a group rate if pre-scheduled and corresponding form and deposit is made a minimum of 10 days prior.  Space is limited!  Click to send a request for more information
(NOTE: Group rates are NOT available for the Sat. 2:30 session)
2013-14 Season Pass Information

Season passes are available only to Rec. Partnership Members.


Other RP Member prices


City & Town

of Ithaca


Child (1-12 yrs)    




Student (13-17) or Senior (60+)    




Adult (18 –59 yrs)    





Passes may be purchased at:

Cass Park Rink – pre-season starting October 3rd - hours vary (please call) or 10am-10pm when rink is open (see above schedule)

Ithaca Youth Bureau - 8:00am-5:00pm weekdays

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Birthday Parties at Cass Park

A movie may be selected to play for those who do not wish to skate or who want to take a break. 

Please call to check schedule!
This form MUST be submitted with $40
deposit to reserve a party time.
Reservations must be done in person.
We cannot take any by phone! 

Learn to Skate Program

Cass Park offers two series of Learn to Skate program lessons. The first series starts the end of October or first week of November. The second starts the middle of January. All lessons are 25 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. The cost of lessons includes the public skating admission for the session during which the lesson is given for the lesson registrant

PLEASE NOTE: Lessons do not require figure skates; hockey skates are permitted, but double blade skates are not. Skates may be rented at the park at regular $3 rental fee.  We do allow late enrollments up to 2 weeks before the 3rd class time IF space permits!


**NEW** Parent & Child Beginner & Advanced Beginner Lessons

Learn to Skate with your child (minimum 3yrs) during 4 weeks of lessons on Mondays or Fridays.  25 minutes joint lesson with other parent /child pairs, minimum of 3 per time to run.  See bottom of Lesson Schedule link below for class dates & times.   $48/pr - RP Member; $96/pr - Non-Member


Lesson Schedule          Registration Form

LEVEL Descriptions 
TOT Levels (ages 3-5 years) - Skills taught in these lessons include standing and balancing, marching and gliding on 2 feet, 1 foot glide, proper pushing technique, beginning snow plow stop, forward and backward swizzles, backward wiggles, 2 foot hop.

Tots 1: for children with little or no previous skating experience. There is a limit of 5 in these lessons.

Tots 2: for children who have had some experience on ice and can balance and stand unassisted (usually, but not always have had lessons previously). There is a class limit of 6 in these lessons.

Children – Ages 6-15:

Beginner: for children with little or no previous skating experience. Skills taught in these classes are: basic forward

skating, 2 foot glide, 1 foot glide, forward swizzle, backward swizzle, backward wiggle, beginning snow plow stop.

Advanced Beginner: for skaters who have mastered the skills taught in Beginner. Skills taught in these classes are: forward and backward skating, forward crossovers, 2 foot turns, snow-plow stop, hockey stop.

Intermediate: for the more advanced skaters who know the basics of ice skating, generally having had lessons before.  Children should have mastered the skills taught in Advanced Beginner. Skills taught in these classes are: advanced forward and backward skating, advanced forward cross-overs, backward crossovers, t-stop. Additionally, for those ready, any of the following: forward outside and inside three turns, mohawks, forward edges, bunny hop, shoot the duck, lunge, 2 foot spin, waltz jump, spiral. 

Intro to Figure Skating: for intermediate skaters who want to learn some basic figure skating skills. Skaters will be introduced to some basic jumps, spins, and turns, as well as improving forward / backward skating, crossovers and stops.

Adults – Ages 16 & up:

Beginner: for those adults who had little or no experience in the ice. (We will conquer any fears you may have). The skills taught in these classes are basic forward and backward skating, basic stops. Forward crossovers, and other skills at discretion of instructor.

Intermediate: for those who have mastered the basic skills of ice skating (persons are comfortable on the ice). The skills taught in these classes are proper techniques for forward and backward skating, backward crossovers, various stops, three turns, Mohawks and various other more advanced skills.

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Skate Rental & Sharpening is available!

Figure Skates are available from sizes Toddler 6 through Women's 11 and Men's 14.

Hockey Skates are available in Boy's/Men's sizes from Youth 11 through Men's 14.

NOTE: Very small toddler and very large M/W sizes are available with limited quantities.

SKATE SHARPENING - Regular sharpen is $6; NEW or Rusty is $7.

Skate sharpening is available during the rink season for both figure and hockey skate.

If dropped off BEFORE NOON, then they are ready for pick up after 5pm.  If they are dropped off AFTER NOON, then they are ready for pick up after 5pm the following day.