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Open Skating & Skate Shop Services

PDF icon Open Skate Schedule Winter/Spring, 2017 (REV 12/01/2016)

NOTE:  The Open Skate session scheduled for SUNDAY, DEC. 11th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM has been CANCELLED.  Instead, join us for the "Skate with the Lakers" event, taking place the same day from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  (Go to for more info.)

About Open Skating at SUNY Oswego

Open Skate sessions take place at the Marano Campus Center Arena and Convocation Center, and are managed by the SUNY Oswego Skate Shop - which operates as part of the programs and services provided by the Department of Campus Life.  The mission of the Skate Shop is to provide a safe, controlled, and enjoyable environment for members of the campus community and general public to participate in ice skating as a recreational activity.   

Participants enter the arena through the main doors at the lower level of the Marano Campus Center.

Stanley Cup

Contact Information

The SUNY Oswego Skate Shop occupies room 124 of the Marano Campus Center, which is located adjacent to the Open Skate lobby area on the lower level of the Arena and Convocation Center.  The Skate Shop can be reached by phone at (315) 312-2578 during regular operating hours (see schedule below).  Those who have questions, concerns or suggestions regarding SUNY Oswego's Open Skate program can also e-mail Tim Graber, the Skate Shop's manager, at

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News and Announcements

• (Posted 11/01/2016)  Group Ice Skating Lessons will be taking take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM.  The instructor will also be available for 1/2 hour before and after lessons to provide individual help to those who request it.  E-mail for more information.

• (Posted 08/30/2016)  The 1st Open Skate session of the 2016-17 season is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  The entire schedule for the first half of the season is available by clicking the link at the top of this page.

• (Posted 08/30/2016)  IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Effective immediately, the fee for Skate Rentals is $3.00 and the fee for Skate Sharpening is $7.00.  This applies to SUNY Oswego Students, Faculty, & Staff, as well as members of the General Public.

• (Posted 08/30/2016)  The first Skate and Shoot session of the 2016-17 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th, from 12 NOON to 2:00 PM.  The full schedule for the 2016-17 season is available HERE.


Parking for the General Public

Members of the general public who are visiting the SUNY Oswego campus to attend an Open Skate session must obtain a Visitor's Parking Permit from the SUNY Oswego Parking Office.  This can be done in person, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday - or online anytime.  (Please visit the Parking Office website for more details.)

Those who are visiting the SUNY Oswego campus to attend an Open Skate session should park in LOT E-1 (the lakeside parking lot across the road from the Marano Campus Center).  Please refer to the SUNY Oswego Parking Map to verify the location of this lot. 


Open Skate Schedules

Schedules of Open Skate sessions for the current season can be downloaded (in PDF format) by clicking the link below:

PDF icon Open Skate Schedule Winter/Spring, 2017 (REV 12/01/2016)

 See Google calendar for scheduled Open Skate sessions