The History of Highland Ice Arena

The dream of Jim and Dorothy Stephens, Highland Ice Arena opened it's doors to the public in December of 1962. Since those first days many guests have passed through our doors.

Our arena provided many firsts for its guests; a large supply of high quality rental skates kept in the largest heated lobby in the Northwest, full rubber flooring in the lobby, glass windows for viewing both inside and out and the first Zamboni in the Northwest. In continuing with our many firsts we are also the first arena in the Northwest with a computer controlled air-quality management system. This system is monitored continuously and supplies fresh, dry, pre-warmed air for the comfort of our guests.

Also for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests we have rental skates in a wide range of sizes from tiny tot (size 7) through adult (size 14), shadow-free lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and an up-to-date video arcade.

Jim Stephens dream was "I always wanted my own place to teach ice skating." Welcome to his dream, and welcome to our 49th year of skating enjoyment here at Highland Ice Arena

Ice Ages -- From klutz to lutz: Skating appeals

By M.L. Lyke of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter (Feb 19, 1998)

Coming Events

Holiday Ice Show

Join us on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm for our Holiday Ice Show.  Admission is Free for everyone.

Seattle Ice Theatre Winterfest Performances

Come to a holiday tradition and see the Highland Skating Club's annual performance at Winterfest. Fischer Pavillion, Seattle Center
Sat, Dec 5th @ 2:15pm & 4:15pm
Sun, Dec 6th @ 12:15pm & 2:15pm

Free Admission

Holiday Hijinx

Enjoy an evening of fun as the Highland Skating Club entertains with fun holiday numbers. The skaters enjoy this event and many of them choreograph their own routines which allows each skater to truly showcase their own style and flair.

Tues, Dec 15th, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Free Admission

WA Ice Emeralds Exhibition @ Thunderbirds Game

Seattle Thunderbirds vs Everett Silvertips
Fri, Jan 9th @ 7:05pm @ ShoWare Center Kent, WA
Discounted Tickets are available through the team. Contact

Winter Exhibition

Enjoy an afternoon performance of our class and competitive skaters. Support the WA Ice Emeralds Synchro Teams in their final performance before the Sectionals Competition.
Sat, Jan 23rd @ 12:15pm
Free Admission