FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Get your ice skates ready! The Headwaters Park Ice Skating Rink in the Lincoln Financial Pavilion downtown Fort Wayne opens to the public for its 21st season on Saturday.

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation crews have been busy getting the rink ready for when it opens at noon.

Director of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Steve McDaniel said, “Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation looks forward to continuing the culture of excellence and success of the ice rink that was developed by the Headwaters Park Alliance. As we open the rink this season, we anticipate seeing new and returning skaters show off their moves at one of the ‘can’t-miss’ outdoor recreation amenities in downtown Fort Wayne.”

New features will take on the ice rink this year with special events planned for the 2023-2024 season with themes of popular music, yoga, skating demonstrations and a very special guest character. 

Here’s when the rink will be open:

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday thru Friday – 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday – noon to 9 p.m.
  • Black Friday – noon to 9 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve – noon to 6 p.m.
  • CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day


  • Age 3 and older – $6
  • Age 2 and under – FREE
  • Skate Rental – $3
  • Punch Pass Admission (10 punches) – $50
  • Spectators and Parking – FREE

Ten punch skating passes can also be purchased at the rink, located at 333 South Clinton Street in downtown Fort Wayne.