Just in time for the hot El Paso summer, ice skating is back at the Sierra Providence Events Center.

The El Paso Hockey Association had to put it on pause for a few weeks while University Medical Center used the neighboring coliseum to vaccinate El Pasoans, but that’s done, so if you’re looking for something “cool” to do you can lace up and hit the ice daily beginning Friday, May 28.

Spend a super-fun summer afternoon or evening gliding effortlessly -- or shuffling awkwardly -- across the ice in the indoor hockey arena where the El Paso Rhinos play.

Skate Times and Days

The El Paso County Sierra Providence Events Center is open for public skating Monday to Sunday through mid-August. Typically noon to 3 p.m. during the week and an afternoon and evening session on weekends, but it’s best to consult the calendar before heading out.

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How Much

The cost to skate is $14 per person, $12 for military. You can either bring your own skates, or if you down own a pair, no worries they got you. I'm told they have over 900 hundred pairs of skates ranging from toddler size 7 to adult size 15.

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Masks & Limits

If you are fully vaccinated or simply don’t want to wear a face mask, although it is recommended and you are highly encouraged to do so. The other change is there is no longer a rink capacity limit.

How to Get There

The Sierra Providence Events Center is located at 4100 E. Paisano in the same parking lot as the El Paso County Coliseum. It’s the home of the El Paso Rhinos, and the area’s largest and only indoor professional ice-skating rink. Pro tip: like all indoor rinks, no matter what the weather is like outside it’s always chilly indoors, so bring a jacket and a pair of gloves.

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