The UPMC Rink at PPG Place

The UPMC Rink  at PPG Place

Ticketing for 2022-2023 Season:

Ticketing this year can be done online and pre-paid to guarantee your date and entry time slot and to avoid waiting in long lines.  Walk up in person sales will also be available, however, long waits can occur for walk up admission on busy dates.   Waiting can be avoided if advance tickets are pre-purchased online.

Online advance ticket sales for this season is now live.
All pre-paid tickets must be ordered here:

Hours of Operation:

Winter Hours (January 9, 2023 – March 5, 2023):
Monday – Thursday:       11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:          11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday:                                11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Special 2023 Winter Holiday Hours:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 16, 2023:      11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
President’s Day – Monday, February 20, 2023:                            11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Pre-paid online tickets and in person walkup admissions are all ticketed in one hour and 45 minute long sessions.  Sessions times for the Winter Hours (1/9/23 – 3/5/23) are listed below:

Sessions for January 9 – March 5:

Monday – Thursday Friday & Saturday  Sunday
11 am – 12:45 pm 11 am – 12:45 pm  11 am – 12:45 pm
12 pm – 1:45 pm 12 pm – 1:45 pm  12 pm – 1:45 pm
1 pm – 3:00 pm 1 pm – 2:45 pm  1 pm – 2:45 pm
CLOSED: 3 pm – 6 pm 2 pm – 3:45 pm  2 pm – 3:45 pm
6 pm – 7:45 pm 3 pm – 4:45 pm  3 pm – 4:45 pm
7 pm – 8:45 pm 4 pm – 5:45 pm  4 pm – 5:45 pm
8 pm – 10 pm 5 pm – 6:45 pm  5 pm – 6:45 pm
6 pm – 7:45 pm  6 pm – 8 pm
7 pm – 8:45 pm
8 pm – 9:45 pm
9 pm – 11:00 pm


Adults (ages 13-49) : $11-$12
Children (through age 12): $10-$11
Seniors (ages 50 and up): $10-$11
Military (with ID):  $10-$11
First Responders (with ID): $10-$11
Skate Rental:      $5 (Sizes 9 Jr to 15 adult)

*Note:  An online ticketing fee will be added to each ticket purchase.

Lockers (one time use, self-service): $1.00

  The UPMC Rink at PPG Place will follow any guidelines set by the local, state and federal authorities including CDC recommendations.
This includes:

  • Admission size will be limited to the state and local guidelines for outdoor gatherings if restrictions come into place.
  • Those waiting in line must maintain 6′ of distance.
  • It is recommended that masks be worn at all times when you cannot socially distance.
  • Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected frequently.


Lunchtime monthly passes are available in January and February for $30 and valid Monday – Friday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM (see cashier for details).


Sunday, January 29;  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Young princes and princesses of all ages are invited to join along in the annual “Princess Skate” at the UPMC Rink at PPG Place for a magical afternoon of skating alongside character favorites.


Beginning January 10

One child admission FREE with each adult admission purchased.  Just enter the coupon code: TUESDAYFAMILY in the “Have a coupon code?” box at checkout and hit apply.

Cannot be combined with other discounts


Beginning January 11
$5.50 admission with a valid student ID or report card.

Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Gift certificates are available.


Thursday, March 9 – Saturday, March 11, 2023

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Pittsburgh Dance Council presents a live spectacle on-ice, Le Patin Libre “The Free Skate” in French, a contemporary ice-skating company from Montreal. Originally founded in 2005 by ex-high-level figure skaters, Le Patin Libre regrouped with the intention of transforming their athleticism into a means of free expression. Far from sparkles, stereotypes and champions’ demos, the creations of Le Patin Libre propose real works of art exploiting the amazing choreographic and theatrical potential of glide. On March 9-11, they’ll present a world premiere, made specifically for Pittsburgh of show stopping material. This special event will take place at The UPMC Rink at PPG Place.  Buy Tickets Here.

Pro Shop Services

Skate sharpening is available in the skate rental office for $10 per pair. Coin operated lockers are available during your skate for rink customers only, available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We also offer skate laces, gloves and hats.

The UPMC Rink at PPG Place reserves the right to interrupt skating sessions for Zamboni ice resurfacing and/or skating events. Skating times are subject to change without notice.



From November 18  through March 5, the Plaza between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue transforms into The UPMC Rink at PPG Place, a spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor ice skating rink.

The ice rink first opened in December 2001.
Highwoods Properties purchased PPG Place in September, 2011.

The rink was replaced with a new larger ice rink for the 2015-16 season.

  • The $1 Million ice rink is 116′ x 116′ – 25% larger than original rink.
  • The  rink is 67% larger than the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
  • 700 pairs of  skates.
  • The ice rink is two-thirds the size of a standard National Hockey League rink.

PPG PLACE, including the Plaza and ice rink areas, is a SMOKE-FREE ZONE.

The UPMC Rink at PPG Place is available for  private rentals.   Please call
412-394-3641 or email for more information.

Managed by Magic Ice USA

In-Season Phone: 412-394-3641


Off-Season Phone: 305-255-4144 (Magic Ice USA)



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