Ice Palace Hawai‘i Reopens with New Hours and a Refreshed Interior

After being closed for nearly three years, skaters can finally hit the ice once again.


Just in time for the holidays, Ice Palace Hawai‘i finally reopened its doors this morning after being closed for nearly three years.


Ice Palace 1

Photo: Brie Thalmann


The ice rink shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, along with the rest of the state, and used the time to do a long-awaited interior refresh that includes a new snack bar (complete with hot cocoa, of course), new bleachers, an updated party area and repainted walls, plus a new Zamboni to boot.


The rink also updated its hours and pricing. Admission is now $16 for all ages, which includes a one-time entry and skate rental, although parents entering to supervise their skating keiki get in free.


Ice Palace 2

Photos: Brie Thalmann


Public skate time is now broken into three sessions:

  • Morning: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Afternoon: 2–6 p.m.
  • Evening: 7–10 p.m.


And there are special holiday hours for the following days:

  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: noon–4 p.m., 5–9 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: noon–4 p.m., 5–9 p.m.


Ice Palace 3

Photos: Brie Thalmann


The video arcade zone was closed when we stopped by, but the pro shop is open if you need to pick up some gear or have your skates sharpened. And birthday reservations are slated to open back up in mid-January, along with hockey and skate school sessions.


4510 Salt Lake Blvd., (808) 487-9921. For the most up-to-date info and hours, visit,


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