Houston, get ready to embrace the winter season in the most enchanting way possible! As November chills set in, Discovery Green is transforming into a spectacular hub of holiday activities, with the Frostival event marking the grand opening of the Green Mountain Energy Ice rink.
Get set for a blast of frosty fun right in the heart of downtown Houston! Mark your calendars for Friday, November 10, as Discovery Green promises an evening filled with frosty fun and unforgettable memories!
The Frostival Festivities & Cool Celebrations
On Friday, November 17, Starting at 6 p.m., the 12-acre park will be buzzing with winter magic!
The festivities include making snow angels in the Snow Zone, taking photos with diverse versions of Santa Claus, and witnessing hip-hop dance performances by the J-Dance Company. Plus, don’t miss the artistic flair with art cars from The Orange Show and an ice-cold DJ set by DJ Mohawk Steve, playing nostalgic hip-hop and H-Town favorites until 10 p.m.
Plus, the first 50 guests and Forever Green Members can enjoy free ice skating from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.!
Operated by Houston-based Ice Rink Events, the Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green is a marvel of sustainability. The rink’s machinery is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, courtesy of Green Mountain Energy, reflecting a shared commitment to environmental stewardship with Discovery Green. The ice, sourced from recycled water of Kinder Lake, adds to this eco-friendly endeavor.
Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green – Tickets and Discounts
Green Mountain Energy Ice isn’t just about skating; it’s a whole season of events! From the Veteran’s Day celebration, where veterans skate free, to the various themed skate nights including Skate with Santa and Friends, Cheap Skate Nights, and Music Trends Through the Decades, there’s something for everyone. Special Skaters Sunday Night creates a welcoming environment for those with special needs, with the rink offering free access to these guests.
Regular admission for the ice rink is $17 plus tax, including skate rentals. Various discounts are available, including the following:
- Green Mountain Energy Discounts
Employees and customers receive a $2 discount. Proof of current billing or employee identification is required for entry.
- Bank of America Discounts
Customers and employees receive a $2 discount. Proof of customer card, billing, or employee identification is required for entry.
- First Responders & Military
Receive a $2 discount for up to 5 people; must show valid I.D.
- Forever Green Members
Discovery Green members receive a $2 discount. Proof of member card is required for entry. Maximum 5 family members.
Sales go to support Discovery Green Conservancy, a nonprofit that maintains the park and provides free cultural programming.
Tickets are on sale now at discoverygreen.com/ice. The skating rink is open daily through Sunday, January 28, 2024.
Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green – Hours of Operation
Excited to have fun and slide and glide through the coolest ice rink in Houston? Then take note of the hours of operation so you can plan your visit soon!
- Monday – Thursday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday, Saturday & HISD School Holidays* 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Christmas Day & New Year’s Day – 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 15) – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
*HISD School Holidays are (Nov. 20 – 24; Dec. 25 – 29; Jan. 1 – 5, 8 & 15)
Green Mountain Energy Ice closes to the public at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19, Dec. 17, and Jan. 21 and at 4 p.m. on Dec 10 & 12.
As Houston’s favorite holiday destination, Discovery Green, along with the Green Mountain Energy Ice, invites everyone to make the most of this winter season. Whether you’re gliding on the ice, marveling at public art, or simply enjoying the festive atmosphere, there’s a touch of magic waiting for everyone at Discovery Green.
For more information and the latest updates on events and schedules, visit Discovery Green’s website and sign up for the newsletter at discoverygreen.com/newsletter.
About Discovery Green ®
Discovery Green® is a highly acclaimed 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the nonprofit Discovery Green Conservancy in downtown Houston, Texas. Since opening in April 2008, the park has welcomed more than 20 million visitors. Discovery Green ® features sprawling lawns, a one-acre lake, an interactive fountain, a playground, public art installations, gardens, and an allée of century-old live oaks. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present artistic, musical, educational, family-friendly, and health-focused events each year, most of which are presented free to the public. The park also features two on-site restaurants, the award-winning destination restaurant The Grove and the fast-casual The Lake House, providing visitors with an array of dining options. As a nonprofit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. For more information, please visit https://www.discoverygreen.com. Arts programming is made possible in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
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