Ice Skating Glacier National Park & Western Montana

Ice Skating

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Ice Skating: Gliding Across Nature's Handiwork

In our Montana winter wonderland, you'll find plenty of places to ice skate, including indoor rinks, outdoor rinks and across some of nature's handiwork: ponds, lakes and streams.

Tips for a Great Skate

Before you lace up those skates and do your best Michelle Kwan or Scott Davis (a local Montana boy), follow these tips to make your skating experience successful.

If you're a beginner, learn to stop and fall safely before you venture onto the ice. Make sure your skates fit comfortably (not too tight, not too loose) and support your ankles. Don't be dull—have a professional sharpen your skate blades. If you're skating at a maintained rink, obey all the rules for your own safety.

When skating on lakes, ponds and streams, be extra careful. Remember that the ice isn't going to be glassy smooth. Watch for cracks, holes, debris or colored ice that may indicate dangerous conditions.

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Commercial Ice Rinks


Glacier Ice Rink
1101 South Ave W

Whitefish Ice Rink
715 Wisconsin Avenue

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Ice Skating in Western Montana & Glacier National Park

Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 15.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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