The temperatures are dropping and we are definitely feeling the chill. It’s time to lace up your skates and glide across the ice. No frozen lakes here, but we have six options to make you want to bundle up and give it a whirl. Grab your gloves and welcome the holiday season with frozen fun!
SIX Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Atlanta
Atlanta: PNC Bank’s Skate Atlantic Station
This 10,000 square-foot, open-air ice-skating rink is a track-style rink with dazzling lights and holiday decor. With it’s addition to the 2013 Atlanta holiday scene, it becomes now the 6th outdoor rink option.
Place: Skate Atlantic Station, District Street between 17 1/2th and 18th Street, Atlanta
Date: November 15, 2013 – February 14, 2014
Time: Hours varies. See blog at Atlantic Station for more information.
Cost: $13 for adults; $10 for kids under 5, seniors, and those with valid military or student ID
Atlanta: Ice Skating Rink @ Centennial Olympic Park
Celebrate your family holiday tradition in Atlanta with Centennial Olympic Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink where kids will enjoy ice skating with theatrical lighting on the real ice and holiday music. Be sure to check out the Holiday Market, located on Great Lawn North adjacent to the rink, on opening day. Holiday Market is November 23, 2013 from noon-4p.m. Centennial Olympic Park’s annual holiday in lights kicks off for daily viewing on November 23.
Place: The Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
Date: November 23, 2013 – January 20, 2014
Time: Hours varies. See calendar for detail.
Cost: Admission – $10 per person, 90 Mins include Skate rental. Lockers are available for $1
Atlanta: Southwest Rink @ Park Tavern in Piedmont Park
The Southwest Rink offers modern amenities for day and night skating, including a heated tent, a state of the art sound system, and rink-side dining. The Southwest Rink has the best leather hockey skate available made by Bauer. This skate is perfect for the beginner or someone who is just getting back on the ice. Classes are also available for purchase for ages 3 and up- group and private.
Place: Southwest Rink at Park Tavern, Piedmont Park, 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: November 28, 2013 – February 17, 2014
Time: Check website for available sessions; from 8:30p.m. though midnight is adult skate (+21)
Cost: Sun-Thurs- skate all day for $15; Friday and Saturday skate all day for $20
Buford: Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink @ Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Returning this year is the Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink at the Magical Nights of Lights Holiday Light Display at Lake Lanier Islands. Perfect for large and small groups alike, this new outdoor ice skating rink in Atlanta is the perfect addition to transform your experience into a Winter Wonderland!
Located towards the back of the lights display, Holiday Village offers a welcome stop to stretch the legs. Enjoy a carnival midway, bonfires and marshmallow roasting, pony rides, and even Santa.At Holiday Village is where you will find the Ice Skating Rink.
Place: Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Date: November 15, 2013 – December 31, 2014
Time: Open nightly during Magical Nights of Lights
Cost: Admission – $12 per person (skate rental included); also requires entry to the Magical Nights of Lights
Conyers: Olde Town Conyers Ice Skating
The Have an Ice Day production returns to Olde Town Conyers for a family fun outdoor ice skating at Conyers. This has the claim to fame of being the only indoor/outdoor ice skating rink in the Southeast.
Place: Conyers Olde Town Pavillion, 949 North Main Street, Conyers, GA
Date: November 15, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Time: Hours varies. See calendar for detail & free skate rental days.
Cost: $7 Skate fee & $2 Skate rental
Atlanta: Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink @ St. Regis
The Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink harkens back to the elegant era of the distinguished Astor family who founded the flagship St. Regis New York in 1904. Under the warm glow of twinkling lights, glide around the exquisite ice rink to sounds of holiday melodies and enjoy seasonal favorites including hot cocoa and s’mores.
Place: Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink, St. Regis Hotel, Buckhead
Date: November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Time: Mon-Fri: 12pm-9pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-9pm
Cost: $30 per hour for adults and $18 per hour for children under 16