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Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex

Girl at Genesee Valley Park rink131 Elmwood Ave. 14611      
(585) 428-7889

To speak with a staff person call: (585) 428-7888
Alternative contact:  John Picone, Director of Aquatics and Athletics, (585) 428-7511.
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* The Genesee Valley Park outdoor pool will open limited hours  on Saturday. July  19 and Sunday July 20. Pool will open at 11 a.m Saturday and 3p.m. on Sunday.  

Located in Genesee Valley Park, the Sports Complex is an all-season facility that offers ice skating, an outdoor pool, and an all-purpose sports floor.  The complex has recently added an ADA approved ramp and portable lift for enhanced mobility. (To learn about other city skating sites, visit our Skating page.) 

Outdoor Pool

From late June to Labor Day each year, the GVP Sports Complex Aquatics Facility offers an outdoor, olympic-sized swimming pool to cool off in the summer, including a water slide! It is also home to the Genesee Valley Swim Team and the Rochester Water Polo Club. In addition, the facility offers a full locker room (bring your own lock or buy one here for $4.50).

Download 2014 Pool Schedule  

Swimming Fees

  • $3 Adult (18+)
  • $1 Youth
  • $40 Season Pass (Genesee Valley Complex only)
  • $50 Annual Pass (Genesee Valley Complex and Adams Street Pool only)

The Genesee Waterways Center

At the Boathouse in Genesee Valley Park, the Genesee Waterways Center offers rowing, sculling or outrigger canoeing courses. There are 600 feet of accessible docks that comply with the ADA and are the entry point to the scenic waterways and the trails surrounding the Waterways Center. The facility gives people access to canoes, flatwater kayaks, and soon adapted cycles. See http://geneseewaterways.org/rentals.htm for schedules and rates. From the boathouse you can also walk or bike along the many green trails that connect right from our doorstep.

Ice Rink

Genesee Valley Park Indoor Ice Arena 
131 Elmwood Avenue 

Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink has temporally closed for Phase 2 of its renovation project. Renovations include updated lobby, bathrooms, locker rooms and pool accessibility improvements. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 20, 2014.

The state of the art rink, located at 131 Elmwood Avenue, is versatile, hosting recreational skating for all ages, ice hockey leagues, skate and shoot, special events, and more.  The rink can also be rented for events, birthday parties, and more.
 

Note: You can also skate outside at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square in season.

Fall-Winter-Spring Skating Schedules

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter. For updates and holiday recess information, call 428-7889. 

Open Skate Schedule 

  • Sundays, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday, noon to 1:15 p.m.
  • Friday (16 and up), 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (availability subject to change call 428-7888 for conformation) 
  • Saturday, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Open Skate Fees 

  • Adults: $5
  • Youth (17 and under) $2
  • Family Rate $14
  • College Student with ID: $2.50
  • Skate Rental $3
  • Skate and Shoot $5
  • Enhanced Skate/Shoot $7.50
  • Season Pass $125
  • Skate Sharpening: $5

Adult Skate (18 and 0ver) 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. except during school recesses. Fee $5.

Skate and Shoot  

$5 fee. Helmets required.

  • Monday to Friday 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
    14 and up: Tuesday and Friday
    10 and up: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Enhanced Skate and Shoot League (ages 40 and up): Sunday 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Hockey Leagues 

Note: These are not open leagues but interested individuals can call 428-7888 to inquire about league openings.

Women's Hockey: Wednesdays, Sept. 25 through March 2014, 6:45 to 11 p.m.
Men's Hockey: Thursdays Sept. 26 through March 2014, 6:45 to 11 p.m.

Special Skating Programs and Events

Columbus Day Family Open Skate - Monday, October 14th,2013. Open Skate times are; 12-1:15 p.m. and 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Skate and Salute Monday, November 11, 12, noon to 1:15 p.m. 

Youth Hockey Program: Saturdays 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Free to city residents age 6 to 12.

River Romance Celebration Moonlight Skate. Saturday, October 5, 5-7 p.m and Sunday, October 6, 2 p.m Ages 16 and up.

Skate with Santa. Saturday, December 21.  5-6:15 p.m.

Rent the Rink for Your Next Event

The ice rink can be rented for use for your next event, such a birthday party! General fee: $220.
Birthday parties: $200, maximum of 10 youth. Price does not include a $15 application fee. 

Time slots available: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. City School District Groups: Free admission, $3 skate rental fee. All other groups: regular fees apply ($2 youth admission, $3 skate rental fee). Teachers and chaperones free.

Call 428-7888 for more information and reservations.

You can Print out and fill out a facility use permit application here and drop it off at Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Avenue. Park Rules & Regulations  

Rink Contact

Phone: 585-428-7888

Sports Court

The Genesee Valley All-Purpose Sports Floor is home of the Rochester Greywolves indoor lacrosse team and the ROC City Roller Derby team! Rental times are available for indoor soccer, floor hockey, roller hockey, or special events. Weekly open basketball times and roller sports times are also available. Fees per session: $1.00 for youth ages 17 and under. Group rental quotes based on event and duration. Call 428-7888 for more information and to request rentals; see below for facility use permit.


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