Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Open Now Thru february 19th!

This year the ice rink and activities have been temporarily moved between the State St bridge and Canal Park Stadium.

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Rentals for the six heated igloos are available on Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays through the winter season.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 6:00-8:30 pm
Saturdays: 2:00 – 10:30 pm
Sundays: 2:00 – 5:30 pm


Igloos $50 for 2 hours per Igloo

Igloos include a round table, 8 wooden chairs, heater and lighting. Bring your own food (downtown restaurant list) or check out our menu. Outside alcohol is not permitted unless from a Downtown DORA establishment or Lock 3 (LockStop Cafe).  Each igloo must be rented as a whole and can hold a maximum of 8 people.

  • Make reservations online or in person.
  • No phone reservations accepted.
  • Reservations cannot be changed and are non-refundable.
  • Igloos are cleaned and sanitized before use.

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Firepits are available on Friday nights and Saturday nights through the winter season.

Friday and Saturdays 5:00-10:30 pm


Firepits $15 per hour

  • Lock 3 staff will build and maintain fire pit.
  • Make reservations online or in person.
  • No phone reservations accepted.
  • Chairs provided.
  • Located in Lock 2 (off Towpath, behind stadium)

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Enjoy our new indoor regulation courts.  Court area includes table and chairs, large screen TV, pool table and foosball table. Beer, sodas and food available for purchase. Menu options.

$20 for one court for an hour, $30 for 2 courts for an hour, or $50 for whole room- both courts for two hours.

Contact Lock 3 for rental.

Phone: 330-375-2877 or email at

Polar Putt-Putt
Enjoy our 9-hole outdoor course. Only $3 or add on to your skate rental for an additional $1.

Archie The Talking Snowman is Back!
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He is free to visit, you can see him anytime Lock 3 is open, his talking times are as follows until December 31st.

Last days to visit with Archie are 12/28 and 12/29 from 4:30 -8:30 pm and 12/30 5-9 pm

Experience the magic of the season with our Festive Holiday Walk-thru.

Come see our collection of vintage animated displays, from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Window displays use to be vital to marketing the holidays for businesses Downtown. Displays were destroyed at the end of the season, some were saved (usually by employees) and the largest part of collection was saved due to budget cuts by O’Neil's Department Store.  Our next step will be restoration and preservation of these treasures…stay tuned! The displays are at Lock 3 (across from the ice rink and inside behind Archie the Snowman). Lock 3 is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, see ice rink hours. Displays are free to enjoy, thanks to sponsorship from Downtown Akron Partnership, Jones Group Interiors and Summit County Historical Society. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! For more holiday magic visit Summit Historical Society.

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Large Groups

  • 20 or more. During public skate hours.  Call ahead and get $1 off skate rental.
  • You must give at least 24 hours notification to get the large group skate discount.
  • In order to guarantee that the kitchen is supplied and staffed, please give 24 hours notification if your group plans on eating at our concessions.

Private Rentals
  • Not Available during public skate hours.
  • $225 for 2 hours, price includes skate rental.
  • Can request concessions open–not included in the cost.

  • Rink $225/2hrs
  • Putt-Putt $50/2hrs
  • Shuffleboard Courts $50/2hrs

  • Putt-Putt: $25/2 hours
  • Shuffleboard Courts: $25/2 hours
  • Bumper Cars: $100/30 minutes
  • Ice Bikes: $50/2 hours

Must fill out request form 2 weeks prior. Subject to approval and availability.

Party Rentals

Does your child (or you!) have a winter birthday and want a fun outdoor party? Not a birthday but want a fun night out with a group of friends? Have your party at Lock 3 Park in Akron.  We are located right off Main Street in the Heart of Downtown Akron. Your group/party will enjoy two-hours complete with skate rental and putt-putt, (shuffleboard included with Private Room party). Please reserve your time slots for bumper cars on the web site at Please review the guidelines on the form and reach out with any questions. We hope that you will choose to celebrate with us.

Reservations are first come, first serve ---so don’t wait!

Please contact Kim at 330-212-8699 to book your party or for questions on renting the whole rink out for a private party!

Party Menu