Make a Date to Skate this Valentine’s Day!

A man and woman skate on Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink at Cleveland Public Square
(Photo © Peter Larson)

We’re showing our love for Cleveland with free skating at Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink on Cleveland Public Square from 3 – 11 p.m. on February 14! Through our Valentine’s Day gift to the community, skaters will enjoy free skate rentals and a free 45-minute session on the ice, weather permitting.

Plan your date

First, check the weather to make sure the rink will be open! Then, make a plan to get your tickets. Tickets for the free skate are required and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at Public Square beginning at noon on Feb. 14; no more than 150 tickets will be distributed per time slot.

Our gift to you

“The Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink on Public Square has proven to be one of our community’s top destinations during the winter months,” said Ronn Richard, President and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. “We wanted to provide a chance for residents to celebrate their love for Cleveland by coming out and enjoying this vibrant gathering place in the heart of our city.”

Ariel photo of skaters on Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink during WinterFest

(Photo © Peter Larson)

In November 2016, the Cleveland Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to support ongoing community programming on Cleveland Foundation Centennial Plaza in Cleveland Public Square. The grant to the Group Plan Commission continued the foundation’s support for the Square, including $8 million for the transformation of Public Square and the creation of Cleveland Foundation Centennial Plaza. That same month, on Nov. 26, the foundation presented a free day of ice skating on Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink to coincide with the return of Winterfest in Public Square. More than 1,900 ice skaters took advantage of the free opportunity to enjoy the official opening of the skating rink.

This Valentine’s Day, we hope you’ll join us on the ice! If you can’t make it Feb. 14, or want to skate again, the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink will remain open for the season until Feb. 28, 2017, with skating available for $10 per skater, which includes skate rental. Additional information about Cleveland Public Square programming is available via: