Winter Activities: Sledding and Ice Skating in Ithaca


Winter Activities: Sledding and Ice Skating in Ithaca

Winter has descended upon the Finger Lakes, and if you are looking for a place to experience classic wintertime fun, look no further than Ithaca! Kids and kids at heart will love all the winter activities available, including downhill sledding and ice skating in Ithaca. Choose La Tourelle to host your getaway and discover the perfect basecamp for your winter adventures, accompanied by cozy accommodations, locally inspired dining, and a revitalizing spa!

Ithaca Ice Skating 

Take a spin on the ice skating rinks in Ithaca this winter! The most popular spot is the Cass Park Rink, which is open from mid-October through mid-March. We recommend pre-registering for your session on Community Pass to ensure a spot at the rink. Skate rentals are available on-site!


The Rink at the Community and Recreation Center also offers indoor ice skating with free skate rentals. Finally, Rice Hill offers two ponds if you want to enjoy outdoor ice skating during your visit!

Ithaca Sledding

Unlock your inner child and enjoy some downhill sledding during your getaway at:


  • Rice Hill is the most popular sledding hill in the area, located on the North side of Taughannock State Park. While you’re here, you can also enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. 

  • Boothroyd Hill on the Ithaca College campus is another popular local sledding spot. Find the hill behind the Boothroyd Hall building.

Discover More Winter Activities in Ithaca

In addition to sledding and ice skating, there are plenty of other winter activities in Ithaca to complement your getaway. From frozen waterfall hikes to fun festivals, read some of our winter blogs for more vacation ideas:


Book Your Winter Getaway in Ithaca Today

After a day of ice skating in Ithaca, La Tourelle offers the perfect respite away from the winter weather. Warm up in front of the private fireplace in your hotel room, savor unique dishes at The Bistro, and enjoy a revitalizing treatment at August Moon Spa. Browse through our special offers and save on your Finger Lakes winter getaway!