Ice skating returns to Downtown Houston this holiday season! The ICE presented by XFINITY® opens at Discovery Green November 22, 2013 and is bigger than ever! Using recycled water from Kinder Lake, the expanded 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest and will open to the public for an extended skating season through February 2, 2014.The ICE presented by XFINITY® will host a variety of Winter programming and amenities for skaters and spectators including outdoor movies, skating with Santa, live music and DJs, ice carvings, art installations, snack shop serving hot cocoa and Belgian waffles, and the ICE will also feature the Ice Box—a special, toddler-friendly rink.
Weekly Events at The ICE:
Monday – Cheap Skate Nights presented by Houston On The Cheap: Skate for $5 per person!Tuesday – Jazz on Ice
Wednesday – Latin Nights on ICE; Latin soundtrack provided by Mega 101
Thursday – Hot Nights on ICE: Mix, mingle and turn up the heat with DJs from Hot 95.7 and Mix 96.5.
Friday – Friday Night Flicks at the ICE: Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie!Saturday – Skate with Santa presented by BB&T
Stay up to date with the daily events happening at the ICE through our events calendar.
HOURS OF OPERATIONFriday, Saturday, School Holidays* 11 am – 11 pm
Monday – Thursday 4 – 10 pm
Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Thanksgiving Day 11 am – 11 pm
Christmas Eve 11 am – 7 pm
Christmas Day 1 – 10 pm
New Year’s Eve 11 am – Midnight
New Year’s Day 1 – 10 pm
MLK Day 11 am – 10 pm
*School Holidays include: 11/27, 11/29, 12/23, 12/26, 12/27, 12/30, 1/2, 1/3
WEATHER PERMITTING: The ice rink may be closed at times due to weather conditions, such as heat, lighting or rain. On very warm days, the rink may open late so that the ice may be covered until 3:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
ICE RINK ADMISSION
$12 includes skate rental and tax. Skating time limited to 1.5 hours all school holidays and weekends. A portion of ticket sales goes to support Discovery Green's free year-round programming. Tickets are available in person at The ICE at Discovery Green presented by XFINITY®.
Group Reservations and Birthday PartiesBringing a group? Advance reservations are required. Please complete the group reservation form available here to reserve a space for your party. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Ice Skating Lessons
Ice Skating Lesson advance registration form available here.
Private Lesson: $25 per 20-min.
Private Lesson for groups of 2-3, ages 6 and up: $45 per 20-min.
Re-scheduling may be necessary due to weather conditions.
For more information about the ICE at Discovery Green and to check weather updates, please call 713.434.RINK(7465). To learn more about the ICE, click here.Ice Rink Events
Ice Rink Events, a Houston-based designer, manufacturer, installer, and operator of ice rinks around the globe, transforms Kinder Lake’s model boat basin into a holiday skating destination each winter season at the park. The expanded rink uses equipment that runs on renewable energy and even the ice rink border is made from recycled plastic materials. Be sure to come out and enjoy the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southwest!