5 Festive St. Patty’s Day Games You Can Play on Ice Skates

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St. Patrick’s Day is in a few weeks and if your community center is planning a neighborhood event, we can help you add extra thrills to your day. At Anytime Ice Skating, our non-ice skating rink rentals can help you add a whole new level of excitement to the popular St Patty’s Day games and activities.

Rather than lace up the runners to trek along the floor, invite your guests to strap on the skates instead and glide your way to the next thrilling adventure. For almost every gaming event you plan, you can add a rink rental to the amusement instructions for extra kicks.

Here are some of the top holiday games you can plan for your community celebration during this festive Irish day.

Shamrock Spot Dance

Get everyone on the iceless rink and let the music begin. As everyone skates around having fun, place a shamrock somewhere on the iceless surface or rink sides. Once the music stops, the person closest to the green leaf wins a prize. You can host as few or as many rounds as you wish with this classic animated event.

Rainbow Relay

Invite teams of four to don the colors of the rainbow. Line the troops up one member at a time to race from one end of the arena to the other. Holding a pot of gold in one hand, each member will have to race to the other end, put a coin in their pot before racing back to hand their cauldron off to the next player. The team who completes the race first wins.

Freeze Jig

This traditional dance off will put a smile everyone’s face. Once all the participants are on the ice, play traditional Irish jigging music and watch as the dancers show off their moves on the non-ice skating rink rental. When the music stops, everyone must freeze. Eliminate each player one by one who does not stop moving as soon as the tunes pause. The last person standing in the arena wins.

Leprechaun Race

Invite each racer to put on their best leprechaun costume, then line up at the starting line. When they hear GO, each skater will have to race around the oval rink for several laps, trying to beat their competitors. The person who finishes all the laps first, wins.

Irish Family Skate Dance

End the day with a family skate dance. Play classic and contemporary Irish music and invite everyone onto the iceless rink rental for an exciting freestyle skating activity to end the day. Your group will have a fabulous time celebrating this festive St. Patty’s Day with the aid of an acrylic skating rink rental.

To complete your hearty day, add face painters, tattoo artists, a Leprechaun character, and bouncers to your place. Set up crafting tables, organize a hunt for gold scavenger hunt, hang green decorations, serve shamrock colored food, and beverages, and set up a photo booth with background screen and themed props for a completely festive, fun day for everyone in your area.

Now is a great time to start planning your neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day celebration at your community center. At Anytime Ice Skating, we can help you host an unforgettable Irish holiday celebration.  Add an iceless rink rental to your gaming activities adds an exciting twist to classic activities.