Ice Skating in Lancaster County
From teenage boys playing ice hockey on the frozen Pequea Creek until dark to families enjoying skating at the Lancaster Barnstormers' stadium, ice skating in Lancaster County has a long -- and cold -- history! Today, an abundance of opportunities awaits to skate on a date, with some mates, or even if you stay up late. Check out our great list below for all the best opportunities to ice skate in Lancaster.
Lancaster Ice Rink
The Lancaster Ice Rink is one of the few not-for-profit ice skating facilities in Pennsylvania that is owned and operated by a youth hockey organization. The Lancaster County Youth Amateur Hockey League (LCYAHL) has been in existence since 1971. Our organization began skating at the ice rink in the Park City Mall. After the Park City Rink closed, we had to find ice time in Hershey and Mechanicsburg. At that time, we had only 80 players in our organization. In 1984, the Franklin & Marshall College Ice Rink opened, and our organization began to grow. During the years at Franklin & Marshall Rink on Harrisburg Pike, we saw the development of programs such as public skating, youth hockey, free clinics, college and men's league hockey and figure skating. Then, in 1994, our dream of having our own rink became a reality. The LCYAHL had saved enough money from years of fundraising to build our own ice rink in the Granite Run Corporate Center . Hundreds of volunteers helped build the Lancaster Ice Rink. Now, the LCYAHL has over 750 youth participants (25 youth hockey teams, our own figure skating club, learn to skate clinics, learn to play hockey clinics). The Lancaster Ice Rink is also pleased to host the many high school teams that play in the CPIHL . Annually, we have approximately 250,000 skaters and spectators walk through the doors at the Lancaster Ice Rink.