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With temperatures starting to drop, winter is just around the corner in Houston. And with plunging temperatures comes awesome cold weather activities (and, very likely, hot cocoa)! That’s why the return of ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy couldn’t come at a better time. Join your fellow Space City residents on the smooth, glistening ice starting Friday, November 13 through January 31, 2021! It’s guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

Given current world events, Discovery Green will be implementing increased health and safety protocols to keep visitors safe, including limiting capacity to maintain social distancing, contactless ticket buying (you must buy tickets online), requiring masks at all times within the venue, increasing access to hand sanitizer, expanded seating areas.

Can’t wait to grab your skates and hit the ice? Well you don’t have to wait much longer, as the annual outdoor ice skating rink at Discovery Green in downtown Houston is reopening soon, and tickets go on sale online starting Wednesday, October 28.

With great hours – especially during the school breaks – it’ll be easy to fit this fun winter activity into your busy holiday schedule. Not only is this a great opportunity to spend time with the family, friends, or a date with someone special, it’s also affordable. General admission is $15 with skate rental included. On Cheap Skate Mondays, tickets are just $8 including skate rentals. Green Mountain Energy employees and customers can both get $2 off with proof.

For a full list of available discounts, visit Discovery Green’s official website.


When You Can Hit the Ice

  • Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m.
    • Skate late! Fridays are open until 11 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • HISD School Holidays: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Dates include: Nov. 23-27; Dec. 21-31; Jan. 1-3, 18

Remember that tickets must be purchased online in advance this year as no tickets will be sold at the gate.

Ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy will be open from Friday, November 13 through January 31. For questions, email [email protected] or call 713-434-RINK (7465).

Looking for more ideas for fun? Make sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend!