Welcome to the newly re-opened Flo Fabrizio Ice Center!

*CLOSED for the season*

After 52 years, the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center, formerly known as the John M. Cochran Memorial Ice Arena (JMC Ice Arena), has undergone a major renovation providing a much needed face-lift and all new rink - making us the freshest ice in town! If you are looking for a practice space, venue to hold a tournament, place to host a private party, to learn how to ice skate, or just to break out those skates – this is the place for you!

Phone Number:  (814) 868-2651

Address: Flo Fabrizio Ice Center
             527 West 38th Street
             PO Box 3268
             Erie, PA 16508

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Public Skate Sessions

CLOSED for the season

Will re-start in November, 2021

Learn to Skate Lessons

*CLOSED for the season*

Have you or someone you know been wanting to learn how to ice skate? Sign up for our "Learn to Skate" lessons with us Saturday mornings! Lessons will take place Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm.

We will have 3 different sessions (each including 5 weeks of lessons) available this season:

Session 1: Sept 26th, Oct 3rd, Oct 10th, Oct 17th, Oct 24th

Session 2: Nov 7th, Nov 14th, Nov 21st, Dec 5th, Dec 12th (Last session rescheduled to Jan 9th)

Session 3: Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th

This is a public class for anyone ages 3 and up; no club-affiliation is needed.

Please note: all skaters 12 years and younger will be required to wear a helmet and helmets are recommended for all participants. Helmets will not be provided, please bring your own. However, skate rentals are included in the class and are first come, first serve.  

Masks will be required; please bring your own. Participants will be separated into small groups for social distancing.

If you have any questions please call the Erie Zoo at (814) 864-4091.


Birthday Parties

Rent out the rink for your very own birthday party! For more information on pricing and booking visit the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center

Birthday Parties Page

Parties include the following:

-Private rental of the facility for 2 hours

-Up to 50 people total (skating included for everyone)

-Skate rentals (sizes are first come, first serve)

-Special gift for the birthday child



Due to capacity restrictions, our concession stand is currently closed for the season. Vending machines are available.

Ice Shop


You can now get your very own Flo Fabrizio Ice Center gear to keep you warm and cozy on and off the ice! All items are available for purchase at the Ice Shop during public skate sessions and are while supplies last. See examples of what's available below!

Ice Guard Volunteer at the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have background clearances.
  • Must be an experienced ice skater.
  • Must be available to volunteer during Public Skate Hours.
  • Must be able to speak with the public.

Please turn in your completed background clearances and Adult Volunteer Application to the Erie Zoo Office Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

For questions about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Department at hgula@eriezoo.org or phone 814-864-4091 extension 223.

Adult Volunteer Application