Ah, thanks for the response. Just wanted to make it clear that before anyone (not you) accuses rinks of price gouging on sessions that are being opened on the basis of private rentals, they need to compare post-pandemic to pre-pandemic private rental rates; not to pre-pandemic individual freestyle session rates. With all the restrictions and extra expenses, we would expect some increase, however.Yes, it was $450/hr and I believe that you could just do one hour and another skater could take the second hour. But it was maximum 20 skaters *and* coaches, so the skaters had fewer than 20 to divide the hourly amount by. I don't know what the rink rate was previously; suspect it was within the same range.
We are in California. Our local rink closest to us was about $360/hr private ice rental before things changed, if I remember correctly. That price varied from other rinks in town.