UM Ice Rink


January 20, 2021:

  • The pond-style ice rink is now open to the campus community, but may need to close early due to the unusually warm conditions. Masks and QR code check-in required at the gate!


At UM, we recognize the transforming experiences that students have outside of the classroom are just as important as the learning that happens inside the classroom. We are committed to our students' learning and engagement, but COVID-19 has presented challenges on how to deliver these connections. Following the advice of CDC to prioritize outdoor activities, what better way to "Partner with Place" than to take part in the classic winter pastime of ice-skating? The rink is set up now on the Oval in front of Main Hall.

We want our students - along with the campus and Missoula communities - to safely engage in making memories, building connections, and being a part of the Griz Family. So, we ask you to follow our Ice Rink Rules and be respectful partners in this endeavor.

How to Schedule

The Ice Rink is open from 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week, primarily for open skating. However, we have built-in some time for group reservations. From January 25th-February 5th group reservations are available only for ASUM student groups. After February 8th all campus groups, campus departments and outside organizations can make reservations.

The traditional schedule is:


  • 10am-12pm Open Skate
  • 12-1 pm Open for Group Reservations
  • 1-4 pm Open Skate
  • 4-5:30 pm Open for Group Reservation
  • 6-7:30 pm Open for Group Reservation
  • 8-9:30 pm Open for Group Reservation


  • 10am-10pm Open Skate

If you are an ASUM-recognized student group and would like to make a reservation, please contact ASUM Business Manager, Ethan Hanley, at

For all other reservations, please contact UC Director, Adrianne Smith, at


We want to thank the Knife River Corporation for be a financial sponsor for the ice rink. Our students and this entire community benefit tremendously from the ways in which we can collaborate, partner, and build community together.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the ice rink or other student engagement programs, please contact Karen Schlatter, UC Assistant Director at