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FAQ
  • What should I wear for skating?
    Our facility is located in an indoor mall with temperatures around 70 degrees. Dress in comfortable clothing that will not restrict your movements. Long pants and gloves or mittens recommended for small children. Hats and helmets are recommended for beginning skaters (you are welcome, and encouraged, to bring your own helmet). We do not provide any clothing or protective equipment for rental or sale aside from rental skates. Don't forget a tall, thin pair of socks!
  • Should I wear socks while skating?
    One pair of tall, thin socks is recommended.
  • Do I need to wear a helmet?
    We recommend bringing a helmet of your own for children and adults. We do have a small variety of helmets for purchase.
  • Does the rink ever get super crowded and busy? What are the typical slower times
    Yes, during the holidays, weekends and school closures we see an increase in skaters. Typically in the summer and right around opening tends to be the slower part of any day.
  • Do you have one-time or hourly sessions or just All-Day admission?
    We only have one admission that allows in and out access from the time of purchase, until the end of the public skate session. This allows any paid skater access the rink for the entire day until public skating is over. This also allows skaters the ability to take extended breaks and return within the same day as long as they keep the same admission wristband on.
  • Do you have discounted skating?
    We offer Cheapskate nights Tues/Thurs (5:30pm-7:30pm) for $15 admission with skate rental included. We also offer Rock N Skate Fri/Sat (5:30pm-7:30pm) for $17 with skate rental included.
  • Can anyone skate? Is their an age requirement?
    Anyone can skate as long as they can fit into our rental skates or bring their own. The smallest size we carry is an 8Y up to a size 15. Their is no age requirement, but a parent is recommended to be near the rink at all times if a minor is participating.
  • What skate sizes do you offer and do you have half sizes?
    The smallest size we carry is a size 8Y up to a size 11 ladies/10mens in figure skates. In Hockey we carry sizes 5 up to size 15. We do not carry half sizes and always recommend rounding down to the nearest size for a snug fit.
  • Do you rent any skate aids for children to skate with?
    Yes, we rent penguin skate aids to help children skate by the hour. We only have one size for younger children. They are typically not meant for older/taller kids.
  • How often is the Zamboni taken out to resurface the ice?
    We take the Zamboni out every 2 hours. Please see out Zamboni Schedule or call the rink to verify resurfacings, as times may vary and subject to change.
  • Can I bring my own skates?
    You may definitely bring your own skates! We also rent rental skates for $5.
  • I am in a wheelchair - can I go out on the ice?
    Wheelchair users are most welcome on the ice. You will need to be accompanied by an aide who will be able to walk on the ice in rubber-cleated spikeys (provided free of charge) or wear skates. Any participants will need to be charged admission while skate rental fees are waived.
  • Do you have any skating tips for first timers?
    Don't look down when skating — Newcomers to skating will oftentimes spend all their time looking at their feet rather than looking in the direction they are going. Keep your head up and look in front of you. Don't lean backward when skating — Leaning back will likely send you flying on your backside — or worse. Keep your knees bent and your weight forward. Hold your arms out in front of you and open them wide to help you stay balanced. Practice falling — Falling is part of the sport so it's natural that this will happen. If you are able to anticipate the fall, bend your knees and squat into a dip position. Otherwise, put your hands out to break your fall, but quickly clench your fingers into a fist so you don't run the risk of injury from a passing skater. Also, try to push your arms out so you will have a safer fall. Practice standing up — Get on your hands and knees and place one foot between your hands. Repeat with your other foot and lift up until you are standing again. Learn to stop — To stop, bend your knees slightly inward then push out with one or both of your feet. You should put a teensy bit of pressure on the ice so your feet will not slide out from under you. When you stop, you should have created a little bit of "snow" that was sheered off from the ice. Don't worry if you don't get this at first, but try-try again because you will most definitely get better with a little practice.
  • Public safety and rules
    We want everyone to be be safe and have the best experience but it takes everyone to follow the rules of the rink and follow the guidance of rink staff.
  • What is the difference between Freestyle and Public Skate
    What is a Freestyle Session? A Freestyle session is for figure skating only. These are paid private sessions that are separate from the general public. These sessions are for instructors to give private lessons and skaters to practice their skills. Skaters skating these sessions must understand the patterns and etiquette used on the ice by reading and signing the code of conduct before their first time going out. Freestyle sessions are separated and scheduled by levels to allow everyone to skate with others around the same capabilities or skill set. Public Skate is open to the general public for anyone.
  • Is their a snackbar?
    We have a snack vending machine, but unfortunately their is no snack bar. We also sell a variety of soda, juice, water, and energy drinks that can be purchased at the register. The mall has various food options around for a quick snack!
  • What is Freestyle?
    What is a Freestyle Session? A Freestyle session is for figure skating only. These are paid private sessions that are separate from the general public. These sessions are for instructors to give private lessons and skaters to practice their skills. Skaters skating these sessions must understand the patterns and etiquette used on the ice by reading and signing the code of conduct before their first time going out. Public Skate is open to the general public for anyone.
  • How much are Freestyles
    Low Freestyle is $11 per session. High Freestyle is $14 per session. We also sell 10 session punch cards for the following: Low Freestyle punch card: $100 High Freestyle punch card; $130
  • Can I play music for my program during freestyle?
    Yes, we have either a cd player or a 3.5mm headphone jack connection. (make sure to bring your own adapter or dongle).
  • Do you have lockers available to rent?
    We have lockers available to rent for $3 for two hours of use with unlimited access. It is highly recommended to rent a locker for valuable items. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced items.
  • Do you have skate sharpening?
    *Overnight sharpening (pick up another day)-$10 *While you wait sharpening (if a sharpener is available, call rink for availability)-$14 *New blade skate sharpening (new blades or skates purchased online do not come sharpened most of the time)-$17 *Skate baking-$15
  • Do you offer or provide Private 1v1 lessons?
    Lloyd Ice does not provide private 1v1 lessons, but we can assist with helping you find an instructor to set up a lesson with one of the private contracted instructors.
  • Do you have any skate aids?
    Yes, we rent penguin skate aids to help children skate by the hour. We only have one size for younger children. They are typically not meant for older/taller kids.
  • What is Broomball?
    Broomball on ice! Broomball is an official sport similar to hockey, but instead of wearing skates you wear shoes. Two teams form to collaborate and have a fun, team building, and bonding experience for you and your group!
  • Can we wear skates and play Broomball?
    Broomball is typically played in only shoes.
  • How do you play Broomball?
    Broomball is a team game with two opposing sides consisting of members within your group. We have equipment for up to 40 players so the max on each team is 20 players. Unlike Hockey, Broomball is played on roughed up ice in regular shoes for traction, instead of using a hockey stick, a wooden stick with a triangular plastic or rubber head is used to hit the ball. The object of the game is to score as many goals on the opposing team's net. The team with the most goals at the end of the game; wins the game.
  • What are the rules to Broomball?
    1). No checking other players. 2). Keep all Broomball sticks below the waist including when taking a shot. 3). Keep the ball inside the rink at all times so the ball does not fly out the rink. 4). Players are required to wear helmets. 5). Do not soccer slide on the ice or attempt to make a diving save These are the important ground rules, groups may form their own rules of the game from here. These general rules keep players and mall/rink property safe from injury or damage to equipment or property.
  • When can we reserve a game of Broomball?
    Broomball is typically scheduled before/after hours when the mall is closed and when ice is available. Call us at 503-288-6073 to check for availability or email our event coordinator at Eventcoordinator@lloydice.com
  • What should we wear?
    We provide helmets, sticks, balls, and goals for up to 40 players. It is recommended to wear tennis shoes, gloves, light layers as you may get warm on the ice. You are welcome to bring your own helmet.
  • Can we play our own music?
    Yes, groups may play their own music from a device that can connect to a 3.5mm headphone jack. We do not have any iPhone connectors (dongles, adapters, etc.). Custom music may only be played before/after hour rentals when the mall is closed to the public.
  • Can I bring my own helmet
    Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own helmet for safety.
  • How much does it cost to play Broomball
    $365/hour. Balance is due at the beginning of the event via one single transaction. A 14 day notice and 50% deposit fee is required to reserve the day and time. Goals, ball(s), helmets, and sticks are included for approx. 40 players. For more information or to reserve please call 503-288-6073 or email: eventcoordinator@lloydice.com
  • Can you reserve for more than 1 hour?
    Each additional hour of Broomball is $365. An additional half hour is $182.50
  • How do you reserve?
    Unfortunately we are not set up to reserve online. Please give us a call anytime at 503-288-6073, or email our event coordinator at Eventcoordinator@lloydice.com to reserve your game of Broomball today! A 14-day notice is required, and a 50% deposit fee is required to hold a reservation.
  • Why play Broomball
    Broomball is a fun, team building, and bonding experience for you and your group. We see many churches, schools, organizations and more come out to have an enjoyable experience together.
  • Private Ice Rental
    Have your next birthday party, holiday party, family reunions, and more! Whatever the reason...Lloyd Center Ice Rink is the perfect place for your next get-together!
  • How much is Private Ice Rental?
    Rates: $365/hour ($5 additional skate rental per person), Balance is due at the beginning of the event. A 14 day notice and 50% deposit is required to reserve day and time.
  • How do I reserve Private Ice?
    Unfortunately we are not set up to reserve online. Please give us a call anytime at 503-288-6073, or email our event coordinator at Eventcoordinator@lloydice.com to reserve your game of Broomball today! A 14-day notice is required, and a 50% deposit fee is required to hold a reservation.
  • What is included with renting the ice out?
    Reservations include: Exclusive use of the facility (Main lobby floor, grey floor rink side lobby, party rooms, private restrooms). Exclusive use of the ice, banquet tables and seating. Option to play your own music through our speakers around the rink (phones must be able to connect to a 3.5mm headphone jack or bring a dongle or adapter to connect to the 3.5mm jack). Rental skates are provided for $5/per skater
  • What Equipment is provided?
    We only provide rental figure skates from size 8Y to sizes 11 ladies/ 10 men's, and Hockey skates sizes 5-15. We do not provide helmets or protective equipment.
  • Can we play our own music?
    You may play your own music through our speakers around the rink (phones must be able to connect to a 3.5mm headphone jack or bring a dongle or adapter to connect to the 3.5mm jack).
  • What are the rules?
    We ask that even private ice rentals follow our code of conduct posted around the facility to help provide safety and guidance to all guests so everyone has an enjoyable experience.
  • What should we wear?
    Lloyd Ice is located in the center of Lloyd Center Mall which is kept around 70 degrees. The air around the ice is around 60 degrees. Dressing in light layers or layers you can remove is recommended as you may warm up. Long pants, gloves, long thin socks, and helmet is recommended.
  • Can we reserve for more than 1 hour?
    Each additional hour of Private Ice is $365. An additional half hour is $182.50
  • Why rent the entire rink out to yourself?
    Birthday parties, photo shoots, proposals, holiday parties, family reunions, Broomball and more! Whatever the reason...Lloyd Center Ice Rink is the perfect place for your next get-together in a private setting!
  • When can I reserve?
    Private Ice rentals are typically scheduled before/after hours when the mall is closed and when ice is available. Call us at 503-288-6073 to check for availability or email our event coordinator at Eventcoordinator@lloydice.com
  • Can we bring food and beverages in?
    Yes, you may bring in reasonable outside food and beverages in; however, NO Alcohol is permitted. Food selections that are allowed: *Keep in mind, the mall doors are locked, so delivery is not an option* 1). Pizza. 2). Sandwiches. 3). Chips & Dip. 4). Cake/Cupcakes (No sprinkles as they go everywhere and possibly stain and grind into the floors). 5). Soda, Juice, water
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