Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Ice skating on the plaza under the clock tower at Deep River Waterpark will open the Friday after Thanksgiving (weather permitting). Ice skating birthday parties are available. Call 219-947-7850 for more information. The 14,500 square foot Deep River Ice Plaza, food stands, heated bathrooms, U.S 30 Surf Shop and Group and Season pass sales offices are open on days and times below. Parking is free. Food, beverages and coolers are not permitted into the park. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on Park Department property.

Deep River Waterpark is located at 9001 East U.S. 30 only 4.5 miles east of I-65 on route 30 in Merrillville.


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Group & Birthday Parties

Call 219-947-7850, ext. 604 for reservations. Group discounts available. We love birthdays - Includes food and drink. Ten person minimum. Call 219-947-7850, ext. 604 to book your party early.


* These rates are good for valid Deep River Waterpark season pass holders for the immediate preceding season through the end of the year and for season pass holders for the upcoming season after the new year. Valid season pass holders also receive 10% off sales in the U.S. 30 Surf Shop.
Category Non Waterpark Pass Holders Waterpark Season Pass Holders*
Adult (14 years plus)
$5 $4
Age 14 and younger
$4 $3
Seniors (62 plus)
$4 $3
Spectators Free Free
Skate Rentals
$6 $5


The park may close due to inclement weather at management's discretion. Inclement weather is considered to be weather over 40 degrees Fahrenheit, rain, severe cold and/or extreme winter conditions.

For safety reasons, the Lake County Parks reserves the right to close any winter program when the wind chill factor falls to dangerous levels.

More Details

  • This private ice skating party is just for families with special needs for all ages and abilities.
  • The ice plaza is outdoors.
  • Next to the plaza is a cozy, heated eatery with crafts and games. Concessions for sale.
  • We have walkers available that are designed for the ice and helpful for those who are unsure of their balance.
  • Skaters are welcome to go on the ice with their sneakers or boots.
  • There will be fun and games indoors and out!
  • You don’t have to skate to have fun.