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Ice skaters at BIG

Bloomington Ice Garden

The Bloomington Ice Garden opened in 1970 with one rink. BIG now has three rinks, one of them Olympic-sized, and boasts a seating capacity of 2,500.

During the winter, you may also visit Bloomington's outdoor skating rinks and warming houses.

Adult open hockey

September 6, 2017 – May 30, 2018

Schedule subject to change. Visit to view current schedule.

Cost: $6 per person; goalies free

Developmental hockey

Schedule subject to change. Visit to view current schedule.

About developmental ice

  • Open to hockey players of all ages.
  • Players can spend time with a coach, parent or on their own.
  • Helmet and mouth guard are required.

Cost: $10 per person

Figure skaters – Pro's ice

Visit to view current schedule.

Cost: $10 per person per hour

Open skating schedule

Schedule subject to change. Visit to view current schedule.


  • Adults: $4
  • Students 17 and under: $3
  • Skate rental: $2
  • Skate sharpening: $5

Bloomington Skate School

The Bloomington Ice Garden Skate School offers skating lessons year round for people of all ages and abilities. View the  PDF icon Skate School brochure  for a complete list of session dates, class times and prices. 

Online registration is preferred, but in-person registration is available at Civic Plaza from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Registration deadline is five days prior to the start of each session.

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. As the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and the Professional Skaters Association, Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.

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2018 Ice Show

Deadline for participant registration is December 9, 2017.

All Bloomington skate school members are invited and encouraged to participate in the annual spring ice show. Skaters of all abilities, gender, skating level, and age participate in the show every year. It is a great time for the skaters to showcase their skills for family and friends.

By registering for the show, you also agree to register for the session preceding the ice show when registration for that session begins. If you sign up for the show and do not attend the session preceding the show, you will not be able to skate in the show (please contact Skate School Director, Rene, with any questions). Skaters will be placed into show groups based on their level and age at registration time.