A man on roller skates pushes a friend in a wheelchair at The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green in downtown Houston

Special Skaters at The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green

March 15, 2023

9:00 am

11:00 am

Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17

9 – 11 am

Non-motorized wheelchairs are always allowed on the rink, but Special Skaters Days gives those with special needs the opportunity to enjoy the rink with a smaller crowd and their families right by their side. Best of all – special skaters skate or roll for free! Skate guardians and family members will need to purchase a ticket. Ticket booth opens at 8:30 am.

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

SAFETY: You may want to bring your own helmet.

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

PARKING: 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.

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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 discoverygreen.com/ice.

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.