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July 16, 2024

Mom Report: Ice Skating at Fifty West

We loved every minute spent at 50 West Brewing Company's ice skating rink and Burger Bar! It's open through the end of February, so head to the rink before it's gone for the season and don't forget to grab a bite to eat and sweet treat!

My youngest, Eva, recently turned 5 and ice skating is one of her favorite winter activities! She can now skate on her own but still loves the help of double skates and sturdy skating assistors. I was in search of a safe, family-friendly spot we can all go that was also dog-friendly. When I came across Fifty West Brewing Company’s new ice skating rink, it was a go!

When we arrived, the whole process was easy and stress-free. You simply walk up to the skate rental counter, tell them your reservation time and skate size and you’re off. Eva tried on one pair of skates and got upset because they weren’t double-bladed, and the lady gladly gave us the perfect pair that put a smile on her birthday girl face. We walked over to the nearby rink where a 50 West worker gladly helped us on and off the rink when we needed bathroom or drink breaks. It was just plain fun! Eva had a moment where she proudly let go of the skating assistor and glided around all on her own. Afterward, it was time for tasty milkshakes from the Burger Bar.

With 50 West’s recent addition, the Burger Bar, families can now enjoy an outdoor cozy atmosphere with tasty signature drinks and delicious bites – perfect for the kids! Eva’s big brother, Will, ordered them a chocolate and cookies and cream milkshake (yum!). Daddy sipped on a cold draft beer and we ordered signature burgers and appetizers to top it off. You can enjoy all of this goodness in a warm tent, or choose to sit outside on one of their socially-distanced benches. The ice rink is perfect for kids, and I actually liked how you can reserve your hour on the rink online before you go. Going during the week in the daytime, it wasn’t as busy so the birthday girl really got to practice her skills and own the rink.

Get in on more exciting events and activities throughout the year such as their Volleyball tournaments and leagues! While you wait on the warm weather to arrive and the snow to melt, sign up in advance, here! Ice skating is open through the end of February, so lace up your skates for some serious fun. Don’t forget to reserve your spot online before you go!

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About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.