The ICE

The ICE
Ice skating returns to Downtown Houston November 25, 2014 through February 8, 2015! 

The ICE at Discovery Green uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create a 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface, making it the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest. Lace up your skates and get ready for a memorable winter experience at Discovery Green beginning Tuesday, November 25, 2014!

ICE Rink Admission
  • $13 includes skate rental and tax. Skating time limited to 1.5 hours all school holidays and weekends. A portion of tickets sales goes to support Discovery Green Conservancy's free year-round programming. Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the ICE. 
  • $25 Speed Pass includes priority entrance, skate rental and tax. Speed Pass tickets are available for purchase online only. Click here to skip the lines!

Hours of Operation 
  • Friday, 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 - 8 pm
  • New Year's Day: 1 - 10 pm
  • Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 19: 11 am - 11 pm
*School Holidays include: 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 12/22, 12/23, 12/26, 12/29, 12/30, 1/2, 1/5, 1/19. The ICE Rink will be closed to the public on 12/14 at 4 pm.

WEATHER PERMITTING
The ice rink may be closed at times due to weather conditions, such as heat, lightning 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. Weather updates can be found on our website or call 713-434-RINK (7465) for more information. 

SKATE Night! ICE Opening Celebration
The grand opening of The ICE will take place on Tuesday, November 25 from 7-10 pm. Check out the illuminated ArtX Art car procession at 7 pm and chill by a giant ice carving created by Reverend Butter! Enjoy an appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Chad Hedrick, an extreme ice skating performance by Le Patin Libre of Montreal at 8 pm followed by a disco dance party on the ICE. 

Weekly Events at The ICE 
  • MONDAY: Cheap Skate Nights, 4-10 pm (excludes 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, 1/19) and Jazz on ICE, 7-9 pm
  • TUESDAY: Two Step Tuesdays, 6-10 pm (Line dancing lessons, 7-8 pm)
  • WEDNESDAY: Latin Nights on ICE, 6-10 pm
  • THURSDAY: Hot Nights on ICE, 7-10 pm (Karaoke from 8-9 pm)
  • FRIDAY: Bank of America Friday Night Flicks, 7:30 pm
  • SATURDAY: Skate with Santa presented by ExxonMobil, 4-5 pm 
  • SUNDAY: Houston Skating Stars demonstrations, 6-6:15 pm
For a full list of daily events at the ICE, please visit our calendar here: discoverygreen.com/ebeventsEvents are free to attend but skating fees apply. 

Special Events at The ICE
Rainbow on ICE - The annual city-wide GLBT celebration at Discovery Green heads to the ICE for the ultimate dance party with electrifying entertainment! Thursday, December 18, 7-10 pm. 
Discovery Green Flea - Vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, jewelry and more! Saturday, December 20 and Saturday, January 10, 11 am 5 pm. 
FROSTIVAL! - An ICE smack down with four nationally renowned Ice carvers including Reverend Butter and the DLG Ice Factory. Includes skating demos, ice sculptures, ice ping-pong table, an ice graffiti wall, ice throne for pictures, snowball fights, live music and the ArtX Art Car glow procession. Sunday, February 8, 4-8 pm. 


Bringing a group? The ICE is perfect for church groups, daycare and school field trips, scout outings, birthdays, and company parties. Advance reservations are required. Party tables are available for rent. To submit your group reservation, click here.  For more information about group sales and table rentals, please contact discoverygreen@icerinkevents.com.

Learn a lifetime sport!
One-on-one instruction is available. Advance reservations are required. To reserve a private lesson, click here

KPRC Local 2's "Discovery Green VIP Holiday Giveaway"
NOV. 3-17: Visit click2houston.com to win a chance to skate with Olympic Gold Medalist Chad Hedrick, plus a chance to be grand marshal of the Art Car Parade at Discovery Green and the opportunity for your family to be the first to skate on the ICE! Contest runs Nov. 3-17. 

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.

To learn more about the ICE, click here