Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green

Special Needs Sunday Night at Green Mountain Energy Ice

January 15, 2023

6:00 pm

8:00 pm

Special Needs Sunday Night at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Sunday, Jan. 15

6 – 8 p.m.

A welcoming environment for skaters with special physical or developmental challenges to enjoy the rink. Guests with special needs skate for free. Guests in non-motorized wheelchairs require a responsible adult to accompany them. Ice rink will close to the public at 5 p.m.

Take to the roller rink with a friend, caregiver or family member to skate or roll and experience newfound freedom or a sense of accomplishment.


The rink will have fewer skaters than during normal operating hours.


Double-bladed skates and/or ice shoes will be available for caretakers on the ice with new skaters or skaters with special needs. Only non-motorized wheelchairs are allowed on the roller rink.


The Lake House will have plenty of hamburgers, hotdogs, tacos and snacks available. For skaters with special dietary needs please feel free to bring your own food from home. Note: outside food not permitted during regular open hours.


Emergency medical personnel will be on site if needed. You may want to bring your own helmet.


Enjoy kid and autism-friendly music at a volume suitable for sensitive listeners.


Handicap parking available in the parking garage. Metered parking is free for vehicles with valid disability plates or placard. (Time limits apply.) Skater drop off recommended at the corner of McKinney and Crawford.

SOCIAL STORY: Going Ice Skating at Discovery Green (created by Mikey’s Place, a Houston-area resource committed to helping families who are raising children with disabilities. For more information visit

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Skating Rink

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. Open Nov 11, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023. Purchase tickets at

Hours of operations
Monday – Friday: 5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11pm)
Saturday & HISD School Holidays*: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 11 am – 11 pm
Christmas & New Year’s Eve: 11 am-7 pm
Christmas & New Year’s Day: 1-7 pm
*HISD school holidays include: Nov. 21-25; Dec. 22-30; Jan. 2-6 & 16
On Dec. 18 and Jan. 15 the rink will close to the public at 5 pm. The last ticket sales are at 3:30 pm

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Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown, as well as its beautifully maintained landscape, makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. From company picnics, fundraisers and product launches to concerts, festivals, birthday parties and weddings, the Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.