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UM Ice Rink & Fire Pits

Ice Rink Closed, Fire Pits Open

The UM Ice Rink is closed for the season due to warm weather. The fire pits will remain on the Oval to enjoy through the Spring Semester. Weather permitting, they will be lit 12-9pm, seven days a week.

We are already looking forward to next year's ice skating season! GO GRIZ!


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 the Ice Rink & Fire Pit Rules and be respectful partners in this endeavor.

Monte Ice Skating

How to Schedule

If you are a campus or community group who would like to rent the firepits or ice rink please email or call (406) 243-4119.


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