With the closing of the ice rink at the Mall of Memphis in 2003, hundreds of amateur hockey players and figure skaters lost their only ice facility. Amateur hockey and figure skating re-located to a local arena, which was home to a minor league hockey team, the Mississippi Riverkings. The arena offered very limited ice availability.
In 2010, a handful of hockey and figure skating parents and participants came together to tackle this problem. The goal was to make a business out of something that would bring back amateur hockey and figure skating, surpassing the heyday of the old Mall of Memphis, while also creating a fantastic recreational facility for all citizens in the Memphis Metropolitan Area. The facility had to be in a location that would offer convenient access for both Shelby County and Desoto County residents, and had to offer ice year-round.
With the opening of Mid-South Ice House in September of 2011, the dream became a reality. Our mission was to create and develop programs to be enjoyed by everyone from the occasional skater or broomball player, to the serious competitive hockey player and figure skater. We have implemented programming such as public skating, a skating school, theater on ice, curling, and broomball, as well as traditional hockey and figure skating. We are “home ice” to the Ole Miss and University of Memphis, Division III hockey teams, hosting games and practices. The Mississippi Riverkings also utilize our facility for some practices. We offer programming for girls and boys, men and women, and even have some senior citizens participating in our curling leagues. Our goal was to create a family oriented ice rink offering programming for the entire family, and we’ve proudly accomplished that goal.
Mid-South Ice House is the only NHL regulation ice skating arena open year-round in the Greater Memphis Metropolitan Area. We offer ice skating, youth hockey, adult hockey, figure skating, curling, Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play Hockey classes, and other programming year-round. Whether you live in Memphis, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown or other Shelby County areas in Tennessee, or you’re from Olive Branch, Southaven, Horn Lake, Hernando, or other Desoto County areas in Mississippi, or maybe you live in West Memphis, Marion, or some other area of Crittenden County in Arkansas, we have programming for you. Quite frankly, we have participants come from as far as Jackson Mississippi, Tupelo Mississippi, Jackson Tennessee, Dyersburg Tennessee, Little Rock Arkansas, and Jonesboro Arkansas. We have hosted group outings for schools, church groups, day care centers, and many other groups from all over West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas. We also have two party rooms and offer birthday parties during public skating sessions.
Whether you want to become an accomplished figure skater, hockey player, or curler, or you want to have a fun birthday party in a different venue or just want to have fun skating on the ice, Mid-South Ice House Ice Arena and Skating Center is the place for you.