Indoor Ice Skating Rinks in Lakeland + Central Florida
Ice Skating is one of my favorite activities! When I was a teenager, I spent many hours ice skating at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.
The RP Funding Center in Lakeland is no longer hosting holiday skating, however, you can ice skate year-round right here in town at Lakeland Ice Arena. They offer public ice skating in Lakeland, as well as ice skating lessons, competitive hockey leauges, and more. Also a great option during Thanksgiving or Christmas breaks when you’re feeling especially festive and winter-y.
Looking for more ice skating options during the holidays? We’ve got a separate list of places to go ice skating in Orlando and Tampa.
Ice Skating Tips
Dress for cold weather! Most indoor rinks average between 40-60 degrees. Pants are good for beginners who might fall often.
Wear tall socks so the skates don’t rub your lower legs. Ankle socks or multiple pairs of socks can cause blisters.
Many places recommend kids wear a helmet when they are learning. Bring a bicycle helmet with you.
Be sure your skates fit and are tied snug to support your ankles.
Looking for more things to do indoors? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Indoor Activities in Lakeland + Polk County. You’ll find a variety of ideas for things to do with kids including arcades, indoor play areas, museums, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and more.
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