Good Times on Ice!

Why wait for the cold and snow to go ice skating?

Enjoy the cool fall breeze as you skate around the rink, making memories with friends and family as you go! The Glaciarium (glay-sheer-ee-um) is now open for the 2022-2023 skating season.

SATURDAY 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tickets are sold based on a 1-hour time slot.
Advance tickets are encouraged to ensure your spot on the rink!

Looking for something fun to do during spring break? Skate at the Glaciarium! We’ve Added More Skating hours on March 7-10 from 12 noon – 5 p.m. each day!


Public/Non-members: $12 per person*
*A daily museum admission fee will be charged between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; no museum fee is charged after 5 p.m. Want to bypass the gate admission? Become a member today to receive free daily admission all year long, plus discounted skating rates!


Stuhr Museum Members: $8 per person
(Or ask about our extra-discounted punch card just for members – $50 for 10 skate sessions! Available for purchase in person only.)



Single-use Hand Warmers: $1 per pair

*Long Socks: $2 per pair

*Socks are required if wearing our skates; long socks are strongly recommended to avoid blisters!


**Helmets & Children’s Skating Aids are available to rent for $2 each

**Helmets are not required to skate at the Glaciarium. We do have some available to rent, or skaters are welcome to bring their own helmets if they’d like – bike helmets work great!


Limited concessions are available at the Glaciarium. Be sure to check out the Stuhr Bistro (located in the Stuhr Building) for heartier offerings until 4 p.m.! The Stuhr Bistro serves soups, salads, wraps, paninis, and more!

For questions concerning the Glaciarium, please call us at (308) 385-5316 or e-mail

Skate Discount

Skate Discount

Do you have your own ice skates? 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.

Group Rates

 PUBLIC Group Rates

Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $10 per person when booking at least 72 hours in advance. Please note, a limited number of skates are available in each size. See FAQs for more information. To purchase group tickets, e-mail or call (308)385-5316.

Private Rink Rental

Private Rink Rental

Looking for a unique idea for a birthday party, company Christmas party, or something else? Rent the rink! Private parties are available during the week for groups of 10 – 25 people. Private rentals must be booked at least one week in advance and are subject to availability. Please note, a limited number of skates are available in each size. See FAQs for more information.
Monday – Thursday: $50 rink rental + $10 per person ($150 minimum)
Add a party room: $75

To book the rink for a private party, e-mail or call (308)385-5316.

Party Rooms


The Glaciarium cannot accommodate food or presents, however separate party rooms are available for use before or after skating. Party rooms are available 7 days a week, subject to availability. The room fee covers set-up, staffing & cleaning fees associated with your party. Rooms must be booked at least one week in advance.

To add a party room for your private party, e-mail or call (308)385-5316.

Glaciarium Release Form

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.



Do I have to pay museum admission when I come to skate?

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, and more!

No daily admission fee will be charged during evening skate hours (after 5 p.m.), as those buildings will be closed.

Does Stuhr Museum have skates to rent?

We do! Ice skate rental is included in your skating fee, but we have a limited number of each size. We recommend bringing an extra pair of socks along in case you need to wear a larger size. All sizes listed are adult sizes. The sizes and quantities 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

If you 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.

How should I dress for ice skating?

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!)

Do I have to wear a helmet?

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!

Why do members pay less to skate?

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.

Where did the name "Glaciarium" come from?

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.


What kind of ice is it?

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

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