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With temperatures in the 30s earlier this week, 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 this Friday, November 15! It’s guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

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 this weekend. And to show that they’re just as excited as you are to be breaking the ice, the first 50 skaters that show up for opening day on Friday will get in for free! If you can’t make it to be the first in line but still want to skate on opening night, you’ll receive a free skate rental (a savings of $4).

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 $11 and skate rentals are $4. And as an additional perk for Forever Green Members, skate rentals are free.

Have a big group that wants to skate together? Take advantage of a group rate. Parties of 20 to 49 people can enjoy $2 off each ticket, and groups of 50 or more will receive $3 off each ticket. Advanced reservations are required, so be sure to plan ahead!

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. 25-29; Dec. 23 – Jan. 3


Ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy will be open from Friday, November 15 through February 2. For questions, email 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!