Ice Skating

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  • Fri, Nov 23, 2018 - Mon, Feb 18, 2019 Hours vary by day (closed Monday)

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Due to concerns about COVID-19, ice skating in Lock 3 is not available in winter-spring 2021.

Lock 3 is OPEN and currently offers Arctic Outdoor Putt Putt and Igloo rental.

Photograph of rentable outdoor igloos in Lock 3, Akron, Ohio   Photograph of Arctic Outdoor Putt Putt in Lock 3, Akron, Ohio
Lock 3 Igloo Rental
Reservations required | 2-hour rental times available
Thursday - Sunday | 4:30 - 8 p.m.
$50 for 2 hours
If you bring food from outside, there’s an additional $25 charge, BUT if you purchase food from a downtown restaurant, the fee is waived. Find out more and make a reservation.
Click here for a list of downtown food options.

Arctic Outdoor Putt Putt in Lock 3
No reservations required | $3 for 9 holes
Thursday - Sunday | 5 - 9 p.m.
Equipment is clean and sanitized
Holes are spaced for social distancing


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Photograph by Jeff Klaum of a family visiting downtown Akron in the winter


How to Dress to Enjoy the Great (Downtown) Akron Outdoors

Here are 5 tips to help you stay warm, while looking cool when you visit downtown Akron this winter. 


Picture Your Winter in Lock 3

We Are - Outdoor Art Gallery (coming soon)
Igloo Rentals (reservations available now)
Outdoor Polar Putt Putt 
Holiday Window Walk (through the holidays) Here is a map to all of the window displays and installations on Main St. and S. High St.

More Upcoming Experiences on Main Street Akron in January, February and March 2021

Things to do

Through Jan. 31 | Mandalas and More: Coloring Pages to Go from Akron-Summit County Public Library

Through Jan. 31 | Sudoku and Search a Number from Akron-Summit County Public Library

Through Jan. 31 | On-Your-Own Book Club: The Dutch House from Akron-Summit County Public Library

Wednesdays and Sundays | 8 p.m. | Live Streaming Claim Sale at Rubber City Comics

View Concerts in the Commons, Winter Edition, Episodes 1 - 8 (featuring Rachel Osherow, Victor Samalot, the 2020 Holiday Show, Theron Brown with Chris Anderson, Mo' Mojo, Shelby Olive, Jul Big Green, and Kofi Boakye).

Brighten the Days of Local Seniors and their Caregivers with Your Handmade Valentine Card, collected by the Summit County Probate Court

Thursday, Jan. 28 | Movies@Main: Social Distancing Edition - Mrs. Dalloway

Friday, Jan. 29 | 12 - 12:05 p.m. | Lunchtime 5: Look Closely with the Akron Art Museum

Friday, Jan. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Special Friday Livestream from Jilly's Music Room: Detention

Sunday, Jan. 31 | 3 p.m. | Summit Choral Society Winter Wonderland Concert at Akron Civic Theatre


More things to see

The finest independent and world cinema from the Nightlight Cinema's Virtual Screening Room

Through Feb. 6 | Drag Portraits: New Works by Max Markwald at Akron Soul Train

Through Feb. 6 | United, an exhibition by Shani Richards at Akron Soul Train

Through Mar. 11 | Akron Artist Danny Ratcliffe at Summit County Courthouse

Through Mar. 27 | Adana Tillman, Black Joy: The Opal Onyx at Summit Artspace

Through Mar. 27 | Fresh: New Work, New Material at Summit Artspace

Through Mar. 27 | HEAD2HEAD: Milan Kecman solo exhibition

Through Mar. 27 | Tactile: New Directions in Textile - Lizzi Essi, Nyki Fetterman, Megan Young at Summit Artspace