Mayor Don Walters is pleased to announce the Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Ice Rink opening and a Virtual Tree Lighting and Storytime event with Santa on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

“The holiday season has always been a time for the Cuyahoga Falls community to come together in celebration and, though it will look a lot different this year as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we will still be able to have some fun while working to keep everyone safe and well,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “On behalf of everyone at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, I want to wish everyone a very safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.”


The City of Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Ice Rink will open on Saturday, November 28, 2020, and will tentatively run through February 15, 2021. Admission is free, and skate rentals are $4 per person. Hours of operation are 2-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, except on holidays, which have special hours that are listed via the website link below. The ice rink is located on the plaza at 2085 Front Street. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health guidelines will be followed.

The health and safety of all staff and visitors is the top priority and goal for keeping the ice rink open. Due to public health guidelines, there will be a limited capacity of skaters that will be permitted on the ice during operation hours. The ice rink will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and skaters will be required to sign in before using the rink. The rink will be sanitized 15 minutes before every hour, beginning at 2:45 p.m. each day. The ice rink hours are subject to change without notice, and, due to updates regarding public health guidelines, operations may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information on the Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Ice Rink, please click here.


Even though the community cannot be physically together this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it does not mean the community cannot pull together in celebration of the holiday season. Mayor Don Walters and the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department have announced a virtual tree lighting ceremony and storytime event with Mayor Walters and Santa. Community members are urged to grab some blankets, cookies, and some hot cocoa and cuddle up with family members to enjoy a video of a reading of the Polar Express by Mayor Walters and the ceremonial lighting of the Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Christmas Tree. The video will be posted on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 6 p.m. on Facebook at City of Cuyahoga Falls City Hall and Cuyahoga Parks and Recreation, and Instagram at cuyahogafallsoh and cf_parksandrec.