Skating, parking and eating at RVA on Ice

Posted at 6:15 PM, Nov 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-28 19:37:03-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–You don’t have to be the next Debi Thomas, Nancy Kerrigan or Michelle Kwan to enjoy RVA on Ice.

The ice ring just kicked off its fourth season and will run through January 20, 2014. It could be one of the few things about cold weather worth enjoying. Besides, if Nutzy enjoys it this much, then isn’t it worth a shot?! 


The outdoor facility is located at the corner of 6th and Broad Streets. The entrance to RVA On Ice, skate rental desk and the ticket box office are located 600 East Grace Street, at Richmond CenterStage.


Visitors can pay a small entry fee and also rent skates, or even rent out the facility for a private party.

General admission to the rink is $5.00. Children 10 and under can enter for free. RVA On Ice offers discounted rates for Seniors and Military: Senior rate (60 and up with ID) is $4.00 and a Military rate (with ID) is $4.00.

Skate rental costs $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 10 and under. You are welcome to bring your own skates and just pay the admission fee.

Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. If you think you’re going to visit more than four times, consider buying the $20 season pass.

A snack shack boasts yummies like hot chocolate, coffee, ingredients for s’mores and other snacks.


Throughout the RVA On Ice season, street parking is available as well as paid parking in 7th Street and Marshall Street Lot, 5th Street and Broad Street lot, 5th Street and Marshall Deck (Behind Marriott Hotel); fees vary. See the map below, which also includes locations to restaurants mentioned in the next section.


525 at the Berry Burk
525 E. Grace St., (804) 525-6490
A New American dining experience with small plates, sandwiches and entrees with a said emphasis on locally grown.


  • Within a block from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar, and hot beverages with private blend loose tea and coffee.
  • Show ticket for a potential discount


Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-late night
Saturday 5 p.m.-late night
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cafe Rustica
414 E. Main St., (804) 225-8811
Euro-comfort food.

  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Can make kid-friendly food,
  • Wine and beer and coffee, hot tea


Monday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 5-10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 5-9 p.m.

Capital Ale House
623 E. Main St., (804) 780-2537
American bar and brews.


  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar, with hot adult beverages


Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar. Hot beverages include hot tea, French Press coffee

Gibson’s Grill
700 E. Broad St., (804) 644-2637
American bar connected to The National.


  • Within a block from RVA on Ice
  • Can make kid-friendly food
  • Full bar. Planning to have hot cocoa/hot cocktails.
  • Open to potential discount with proof of ticket


Monday – Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill
204 E. Grace St., (804) 225-9216
Cuban food


  • Less than four blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kid’s menu
  • Full bar


Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Pasture Restaurant
416 E. Grace St., (804) 780-0416
Southern small plates and entrees.


  • Less than two blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar. Hot cocktail specials. Coffee.


Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / 4-10 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / 4-11 p.m.
Saturday 4-11 p.m.

Penny Lane Pub
421 E. Franklin St., (804) 780-1682
Irish pub.


  • Three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Full bar. Hot cockails.

Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3/4 p.m. (when leagues are playing from late August-March)

Rappahannock Restaurant
320 E. Grace St., (804) 545-0565
Seafood and raw bar.


  • Less than three blocks from RVA on Ice
  • Kid friendly foods
  • Full bar. Hot tea and Lamplighter coffee.


Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. / 4-10 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday 3-11 p.m.
Sunday 3-10 p.m.

T Miller’s Sports Bar & Grill
500 E. Broad St., (804) 648-2255
Sports bar inside the Marriot Hotel.


  • Within a block from RVA on Ice
  • Kids’ Menu
  • Hot chocolate
  • Full bar

Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m.-midnight
Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m.-midnight