Scene nearby: Shoreline’s Highland Ice Arena demolished

The building that once housed Shoreline’s Highland Ice Arena, located at 18005 Aurora Ave. N., was demolished this week, making way for new apartments.

The arena closed in October 2022 after 60 years in business.

Through the decades, the arena has seen innumerable skating lessons, hockey games, parties, and practices. The original owners –Dorothy and Jim Stephens, passed away recently at the age of 99 and 100 — respectively in 2021 and 2022.

— Photos by David Carlos

  1. So many fond memories of ice skating ( or trying to!)
    at that rink as a kid…
    Now another huge apt. complex…sigh…
    Seems like all the character is getting sucked out of Shoreline…
    Some would say it’s “progress”….

  2. Too bad that it is no doubt no longer feasible to keep the place open. The owners no doubt will make much more money demolishing the rink and building apartments.

    It would be good to know where ice rinks are available for those who love to skate.

  3. Barbara,

    The rink was sold months ago, if you Google Ice Arenas you will find Olympic View on 220th just east of 99 and SnoKing on 196th west of 99, or you can go to Northgate and skate at the new rinks there. The Stevens family took manyof us under their wings to provide a safe fun place to go for 60 years, I personally want to thank them for all the great memories they helped provide by allowing all of us an opportunity to do so. Terry and Rick you did the right thing. Time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

  4. Well that giving couple Dorothy and Jim left us – one just a year, the other two years ago when they passed away.
    The ice rink was probably still a big part of them after 60 years. Many blessings and much appreciation to them, for their service to others.

  5. Imagine the millions of love and family stories that include time on the ice in Shoreline. I’ve played some awesome broom-ball there with new friends, plus provided care to some of the casualties. I really appreciate the activities and social foundations of American culture, including the ice and skate rinks we grew up with.

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