The City of Bowie Ice Arena is a year round ice skating facility. When it first opened in 1971 it was only a seasonal facility, but today the Ice Arena is open for skating July through April each year. The 2020 - 21 skating season marks the start of the 49th season of skating at the City of Bowie Ice Arena.
The facility offers ice skating for all ages and levels. Discounts are available for City of Bowie residents as well as groups and families.
The Bowie Ice Arena is home to the Bowie Figure Skating Club, Bowie Hockey Club, Bowie High School Ice Dogs and the Bowie ISI Figure Skating Team.
What's Happening at the Ice Arena
NOTICE OF POLICY CHANGE as of 1/21/21:
The City of Bowie owns and operates the Bowie Ice Arena with the primary mission of serving City of Bowie Residents. Pre-paid reservations will be accepted for City of Bowie Residents beginning at 12 noon on Thursdays for Saturday and Sunday public sessions. Remaining spots will be made available to non-residents beginning at 8:30 am the day before the scheduled session. The Bowie Ice Arena is currently operating under strict capacity limits due to COVID and staff is doing their best to accommodate skaters. Thank you for your understanding.Return to Skate document (updated November 3) explains our revised policies and procedures as we work toward welcoming our skaters back in a safe manner. For more information please call 301-809-3090. Phones open at 8:30 am the day before the scheduled session for pre-paid reservations.
Modified ice hockey is now permitted. Please view the GAME DAY protocol in place.
Monthly calendars are posted throughout the season.
February 2021 Calendar
March 2021 Calendar
March/April Learn-to-Skate classes will begin March 11 and run for 7 weeks. Now accepting ages 3 and older for classes on a very limited basis. Registration begins February 25. If you are looking for a private lesson for you or your child please give us a call 301-809-3090. Private lessons are available for all ages and levels.
POD Skates will be offered in March. Groups of up to 10 may reserve 1/3 section of the ice for general skating. Registration is required.
Note: The facility closes for maintenance during the months of May and June, but is available for dry-floor activities. On the first Saturday in June the Bowie Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Home Show in conjunction with the City’s Bowiefest celebration.