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

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: Erie Zoo (814) 864-4091

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Public Skate Sessions

UPDATE: Daytime Public Skate Sessions will be CANCELED on: Feb. 8th. All evening public skates will remain active. 

Public skate sessions will take place every Friday and Saturday from 8pm-10pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm-2:30pm. New this year we are introducing themed public skate sessions on the 4th Friday of every month. Scroll below to our "Special Events" section to see the monthly themes! Pricing for public skate is $6 for nonmembers and $5 for members with skate rentals being a separate cost of $3.50 for nonmembers and $2.50 for members. Doors open 30 minutes prior to sessions.

*Public skate sessions are subject to change based on tournaments*


Learn to Skate Lessons

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 every Saturday 10 am to 12 pm starting January 11th for 5 weeks (Jan 11-Feb 8) or starting February 15th for 5 weeks (Feb 15-Mar 14).

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. 

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! 

Ice Center Birthday Parties


Ice Center Special Events

 For special events and public skate themes visit the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center special events page!

Ice Center Special Events

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 rmccray@eriezoo.org, or phone 814-864-4091 extension 262.

Adult Volunteer Application