The Glaciarium (glay-sheer-ee-um) is Stuhr’s very own ice skating rink! The Glaciarium will offer a fun winter activity for kids, adults, families, friends, co-workers, and more!
The Glaciarium will be open weekly on the following days and times:
|2:00-3:00 p.m.||2:00-3:00 p.m.|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||3:30-4:30 p.m.|
|9:30-10:30 a.m.||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||12:30-1:30 p.m.|
|12:30-1:30 p.m.||2:00-3:00 p.m.|
|2:00-3:00 p.m.||3:30-4:30 p.m.|
Any additional openings of the Glaciarium will be posted on this page and advertised through our social media. Have a group of 10+ skaters that can’t come during one of our prescheduled skate times? Contact email@example.com to check availability and reserve a time just for you!
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Have your own ice skates already? Bring them along and receive a $2 off coupon for your purchase of concessions at the Glaciarium or the Stuhr Bistro! *Skates must be inspected and approved by staff to receive a discount. Toe picks are not allowed, as they can damage the synthetic surface.
Every skater must have a signed release form on file prior to entering the ice. Release forms will be available to fill out at the Glaciarium, however, you’re also welcome to print one and fill it out in advance. Groups need to fill out this release form in advance. Group members under 18 years old without a release form signed by a parent or guardian will not be allowed to skate.
*Helmets are not required to skate at the Glaciarium. Skaters are welcome to bring their own helmets if they’d like (bike helmets work great!) or we will have some available to rent.
During daytime hours, be sure to check out the Stuhr Bistro in the Stuhr Building for heartier offerings! The Stuhr Bistro serves soups, salads, wraps, paninis, and more!
During regular business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily admission is charged. (Remember, Stuhr Museum members get free daily admission!) What this means is that once you’re in the gate, you’ll have access to the entire museum campus! We hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out the exhibits in the Stuhr Building, Fonner Rotunda, STEAM Learning Center, and more!
No daily admission fee will be charged during evening skate hours (after 5 p.m.), as those buildings will be closed.
We do! Ice skate rental is included in your skating fee, but we have a limited number of each size. If you have bring your own ice skates, we’ll give you a $2 off coupon for your purchase of concessions at the Glaciarium or Stuhr Bistro as long as the skates pass inspection. Please note, toe picks are not allowed as they may damage the synthetic surface. All skates are adult sizes, starting at size one. Sizes available are:
|1||5 pairs||8||7 pairs|
|2||6 pairs||9||6 pairs|
|3||7 pairs||10||6 pairs|
|4||8 pairs||11||4 pairs|
|5||9 pairs||12||4 pairs|
|6||0 (backordered)||13||2 pairs|
|7||9 pairs||14||1 pair|
The Glaciarium is an outdoor skating rink, so you’ll want to dress according to the weather. Long socks are required when you rent your ice skates from us (although we’d suggest them even in your own so your toes stay warm!)
Helmets are recommended as a safety precaution, but not required. You’re welcome to bring along your bike helmet or rent one from us if you’d like to wear one.
We also have skate aids available for younger children that can be easily pulled by adults, or pushed by the child as they become more independent skaters. Safety is as important to us as the fun you will have here!
Yes! Beginning after January 1, 2022, we are excited to offer group rates for groups of 12 or more! Groups and parties must be booked a minimum of 72 hours in advance. Group packages will include gate admission, skating fee & skate rental, and a treat coupon for each participant.
Groups may book the ice rink outside of our regular hours, subject to availability. For inquiries about dates, please contact Jen at (308) 385-5316 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask groups have waivers signed in advance to expedite the check-in process. The waiver can be found here.
Please note, a limited number of each size of ice skates is available.
Stuhr Museum members enjoy a number of benefits throughout the year, including free daily admission and discounts for classes, events, and activities. Memberships start at $45 for an individual, $55 for a companion membership, and $65 for a household or grandparent’s membership. For a full list of membership benefits, click here.
The name Glaciarium (glay-sheer-ee-um) actually means “a skating rink with a floor of artificial ice”. Believe it or not, the first artificial ice rink was built in London way back in 1841 and bore the Glaciarium name.
The Glaciarium at Stuhr Museum features modern synthetic ice.
The original Glaciarium in London was created from a mixture of salt, copper sulfate, and hog’s lard. This artificial rink was not open for long, as the odor in warmer months deterred most skaters.
While the idea of an artificial ice rink has deep roots in history, the modern synthetic technology in the Glaciarium at Stuhr Museum won’t leave skaters turning up their noses! This synthetic surface is very similar to skating on natural ice and we’re excited for you to try it out!
For questions concerning the Glaciarium, please call us at (308) 385-5316 or e-mail email@example.com.