The historic Hunt Armory Ice Rink is the first indoor community ice rink opened within the city of Pittsburgh in 25 years. The facility serves as home to the Pittsburgh Penguins diversity and community programming, as well as affordable public skating and hockey. Your spot on the ice is one click away. To participate in any program at the Hunt Armory Ice Rink, you must register at one of the links below.

324 Emerson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Hunt Armory Ice Rink will be closed March - October 2024.

Public Skating, Freestyle & Adult Pick-Up

Bring your family and friends to Hunt Armory Public Skate! Join us for a fun afternoon or evening of skating. Don't have skates? No problem! We have skates available for rent. All ages! All-skill levels!

Please contact Danielle Huttinger at [email protected] for any questions or concerns.


Daytime Public Skating Tuesday & Thursday 10 AM - 12 PM $7 per skater
Evening Public Skating Fridays & Sundays (Login to see additional dates and times) 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM $10 per skater
Freestyle Ice Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 - 1:30 PM and 2:00 - 3:00 PM $15 per hour per skater
Adult Pick-up Tuesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM $10 per skater
Skate Rental $5 per skater
Skate Sharpening   $5 per pair
Type Days  Times Price

Ice Rental

Hold your team practice, game or private training at Hunt Armory!


  • Each organization will need to provide USA Hockey or similar insurance

Request a date online or contact Danielle Huttinger at [email protected] to reserve your slot.

Introductory & Skills Programming

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is proud to bring back league leading Learn to Skate, Little Penguins Learn to Play, Try Hockey for Free and other programs to the Hunt Armory.

  • Learn to Skate - Introductory program that teaches the basic skills of ice skating. Open to children ages 4 to 10, looking to develop a strong skating foundation in small class sizes with Learn to Skate USA certified coaches.
  • Learn to Play - Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey is an introductory program for children ages 5 to 10 to learn the basic skills of ice hockey. The program provides first-time participants with full hockey equipment and weekly appropriate on-ice instruction from certified coaches in a fun and safe atmosphere. It is strongly recommended that children complete a Learn to Skate program prior.
  • Try Hockey for Free - Try Hockey for Free, presented by U.S. Steel is a 1-hour clinic available for children ages 4 to 9 who wish to give the sport of hockey a try with no cost or commitment. No prior skating and/or hockey experience is required for participation. Equipment will be provided for each participant.

Please contact the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation staff at [email protected] for any questions or concerns.

Birthday Parties & Private Events

The historic Hunt Armory Ice Rink is the perfect location for your birthday party or private event.

Please contact Danielle Huttinger at [email protected] to reserve your spot on the ice today!

How to Register

  1. Create an account
  2. Add family and/or group members
  3. Select Register - to register for Public Skate, Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey

  4. Select participant's name under "Who Are You Registering"

  5. Select program and complete registration and payment process

The Hunt Armory is located in a bus, bicycle, scooter, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. We encourage all rink guests to ditch their cars and enjoy all the neighborhood has to offer.

Arrival Options

Download the Transit app to identify an enjoyable alternative to driving. If you must drive, please carpool with your friends and family. No on-street parking is allowed for Hunt Armory Ice Rink guests. Designated parking is available at the East Side Bond Garage. A free shuttle will run 30 minutes prior to and after public skating sessions. Signage outside the garage will indicate the pickup location.


Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your public skate time. Present your receipt (with a QR code) as your ticket.