MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place


Click here to watch a time lapse of the installation.

From late-November through February 26, the Plaza between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue transforms into the
MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice 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 new $1 Million ice rink is 116′ x 116′ – 25% larger than original rink.
  • All new dasher boards, ice mat, chilling and operating systems.
  • The new rink is 67% larger than the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
  • 700 pairs of new skates were purchased this year.
  • The new ice rink is two-thirds the size of a standard National Hockey League rink.
  • Accommodates over 40% more skaters than previous years.


The Ice Rink is available for birthday parties, skating lessons, corporate events, holiday parties, private rentals and group outings. Advance reservations are required for parties or large groups. Please call 412-394-3641 to schedule.

Managed by Magic Ice USA


In-Season Phone: 412-394-3641



PPG PLACE, including the Plaza and Ice Rink areas, is a SMOKE-FREE ZONE.


 Hours of Operation:

Rink is open from November 18, 2016,  through February 26, 2017

Holiday Hours (November 18-January 2) 
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to  10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday:   11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours:
The Rink is open all holidays.
Thanksgiving Day, November 24:  11A-10P
Christmas Eve, December 24:  11A-12M
Christmas Day, December 25:   11A-10P
New Year’s Eve, December 31:  11A-12M
New Year’s Day, January 1:   11A-10P
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16:  11A-10P
President’s Day:  February 20:   11A-10P

Winter Hours (January 3-February 26):
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.


Adults (ages 13-49) : $8
Children (through age 12): $7
Seniors (ages 50 and up): $7
Skate Rental: $4  (Sizes 9 Jr to 13)

Lockers (one time use, self-service):   50 Cents



MASCOT SKATE – Saturday, January 7 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s the BIGGEST Mascot Skate Party featuring all of your favorites on ice!  Hosted by Q92.9 FM.

PRINCESS SKATE – Sunday, January 29 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Direct from her Norwegian Ice Castle, skate and sing along with the Snow Queen and other Fairytale Princesses!  Dress like your favorite Princess or Prince!  Hosted by STAR 100.7 FM.

SKATE WITH PHIL BOURQUE – Wednesday, February 1 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lace up your skates with two-time Stanley Cup Champion, the ‘Ol 29er, and current Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Broadcast Color Analyst.

TUESDAY FAMILY NIGHTS (January 3- February 21)

Starting January 2, receive one child admission free when an adult admission is purchased. Offer valid Tuesdays from January 3 to February 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. One adult admission purchase is required for each free child admission. $4 skate rental is an additional charge. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

WEDNESDAY STUDENT ID NIGHTS  (January 4- February 22)

Starting January 4, students receive $3 admission by presenting valid student ID or report card every Wednesday from January 4 to February 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $4 skate rental is an additional charge. Not valid with any other offer or discount.



Lunchtime monthly passes are available in January-February for $25 and valid Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (see cashier for details)



Parties and group rates (starting  at 10 or more) are available for public and private skating parties. Packages may include admission, skate rental, and food packages. See manager for details or call 412-394-3641. Gift certificates are available.


Deluxe Party Package:   $16.00 per person
Includes:  Admission, skate rental, room rental, party host, decorations, fountain drinks, bottomless nachos, chips, and choice of pizza, hot dog, soup or chili

Standard Party Package:   $14.00 per person
Includes:  Admission, skate rental, room rental, party host, decorations, fountain drinks, hot dog, and chips.

Parties require a minimum of 10 skaters, a non-refundable deposit, and advanced reservations.


Skating Lessons

Skating lessons are available for all ages and ability levels. For more information on lessons, call the rink office at 412-394-3641.

Pro Shop Services

Skate sharpening is available in the skate rental office for $5 per pair. Coin operated lockers are available during your skate for rink customers only, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice 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.