Frequently Asked Questions
Where is The Capitol District Ice Rink located?
The Capitol District is located at 1022 Capitol Avenue in Downtown Omaha. Our 60 x 120-foot ice rink is located in The Capitol District’s central outdoor Plaza under the big screen. You can enter the Plaza from Capitol Avenue, 12th Street, and Davenport Street. Please see our district map for more information.
Where can I park?
Metered parking is available along 12th St. Parking is also available in the surface lot across the street from The Capitol District (1114 Dodge St.) when not in use for an event, and in the Capitol Garage at 1215 Capitol Ave. Rates vary. Visit parkomaha.com for more parking options.
How much does it cost to skate?
Admission to the ice rink is $10 and includes tax and skate rental. Admission is available on a first come, first served basis.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we take all major credit/debit cards as well as cash.
Can I bring my own skates?
Yes, you may bring your own skates. Please note that the admission price is the same whether you bring your own skates or not.
Can children skate alone?
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Will there be food and beverages available at the ice rink?
Definitely! The Capitol District Ice Rink is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars. Food is available for purchase and can be taken into the Plaza to enjoy rinkside (but not on the ice). Some of our options include pizza by the slice, mini burgers, tacos, coffee, hot chocolate, and more! Check out a current list of food and drink options. (Please note you cannot wear ice skates inside any business other than the skate shop.)
What is Shine the Light on Hunger?
The Shine the Light on Hunger campaign is an important part of Omaha’s annual Holiday Lights Festival. A portion of the proceeds from the ice rink will go to the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign, which supports Food Bank for the Heartland, and will be matched by a $100,000 gift from the Conagra Brands Foundation. For every $1 donated, Food Bank for the Heartland can distribute three meals to those in need in our community. In addition, look for Shine the Light on Hunger collection bins at the ice rink and across the city. Your non-perishable food item donations will be distributed to families in need. For more information on ways to help, click here.
Do you offer private parties or children’s birthday parties at the ice rink?
Yes! Please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-934-7711 for more information.
Do you offer refunds?
We do not offer refunds.
I heard I need to sign a waiver to skate. Where do I find it?
Yes, all skaters will need to sign a waiver each time you skate. Waivers can be printed and completed ahead of time by clicking here. Or, you can sign a waiver when you arrive at the rink. If you are 18 years of age or younger, a signature from a parent or guardian is required.
How do I find out whether the rink is closed due to weather?
We will post any rink closings due to inclement weather on our Facebook page. The rink may close from time to time due to extreme cold or heavy precipitation.
What else do I need to know?
All skaters and patrons of The Capitol District must abide by the district’s Guest Code of Conduct. In addition, you must follow all ice rink rules and regulations posted at the rink. Otherwise…have fun!