The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy®

The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy®

Friday November 15, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2020

Ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy returns from November 15, 2019 to February 2, 2020! 

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and embrace the holiday cheer on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy!

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday:  5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11pm)

Saturday & 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

School Holidays (HISD) include: Nov. 25-29; Dec. 23 - Jan. 3

The ice rink may be closed or delayed at times due to weather conditions. Call 713.434.RINK (7465) for updates and check for closures and other delays.

Ticket sales support Discovery Green Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of park visitors and other friends to maintain the park and to fund the more than 600+ free events held here every year.

General admission: $11 admission. $4 skate rental. (Tax Included)

Members: $11 (Free skate rental)

Group Rate: 20 to 49 people is $2 off. More than 50 skaters is $3 off. 

Cheap Skate Night: $15 for 2 or $8 for 1. Not available during school holidays.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Forever Green Members
Free skate rental with regular admission. Offer good for up to four people with member ID. 

Green Mountain Energy Employees
$2 off with current employer ID. Offer good for up to four people. 

Green Mountain Energy Customers
$2 off with copy of current electrical bill (electronic or hard copy) and ID. Offer good for up to four people. 

Bank of America Customers
$7 off with Bank of America debit or credit car. THURSDAYS ONLY during "Bank of America Screen on the Green" movies. Offer good for up to four people. 

Military and Law Enforcement
$2 off anytime with your military or law enforcement ID. Offer good for up to four people. 


Cheap Skate Nights
Mondays, Nov 18; Dec 2, 9 & 16; Jan 6, 13 & 27
5-10 pm

Glide around The Ice for just $15 for two people or $8 per person. Includes tax and skate rental. Not available during school holidays.

Theme Night Tuesdays
Tuesdays, Nov 19 – Jan 28
(Excluded dates: 11/26, 12/24 or 12/31)
7 - 9pm
Skating with a twist (and a theme) where costumes are encouraged! If you dress the part, you can skate for the discounted rate of $11 (includes tax and skate rental).
  • Nov 19 – Skating through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s
  • Dec 3 – Harry Potter
  • Dec 10 - Princesses
  • Dec 17 – Ugly Sweaters
  • Jan 7 – Star Wars
  • Jan 14 – Super Heroes
  • Jan 21 – Super Villains
  • Jan 28 – H- own Pride
Skate then Sip
Wednesdays, Dec 4, 11, 18; Jan 8 & 15 
(Excluded dates: 11/27, 12/25 or 1/1)
7 – 9 pm
Skate then sip mulled wine from the Lake House for the discounted price of $3 while listening to some of your favorite songs by Houston artists. Show your H-Town pride by wearing Houston Rockets, Texans, Astros or Dynamo/Dash merchandise and you can skate between 5 - 10 pm at a discounted rate of $11 (includes tax and skate rental).

Special Skaters and Wheelchair Wednesdays
Wednesdays, Nov 20 & 27; Dec 4 & 18; Jan 1, 15 & 29 for times and details. (Non-motorized wheelchairs allowed on Ice every day.)

Funfetti Fridays
Fridays, Nov 29; Dec 6, 20 & 27; Jan 3, 17, 24 & 31
(Excluded dates: 12/13, 1/10)
7 – 9 pm
With DJ Mohawk Steve spinning your favorite jams, ice skating has never been this fun. Bring your friends and family for a perfect winter night on the Ice with lively music and a light show.

Skate with Santa and Storybook Stars!
Saturdays, Nov 16 – Feb 1

Skate with Santa Claus before Dec 25
5 – 6 pm
Favorite storybook characters
4 – 6 pm
  • Dec 28 – Elsa
  • Jan 4 – Rey & Kylo Ren (Star Wars)
  • Jan 11 – Ms. Marvel
  • Jan 18 - Spiderman
  • Jan 25 – Wonder Woman
  • Feb 1 – Black Panther
Skating with the Stars
Sundays, Nov 17 – Feb 2
(Excluded dates: 12/15, 1/19)
6:30 - 6:45 pm
Featuring Houston’s top figure skaters performing demonstrations. 

Family Fun with Academy Sports + Outdoors
Saturdays, Nov 30 & Dec 7
6 - 10 pm
Celebrate outdoor family fun! Featuring games on The Ice, a DJ and s'mores for the first 200 skaters. 

The Ice Box
The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy offers 'The Ice Box', our separate, pint-sized rink for skaters 45" or shorter below the age of 4.

One-on-one instructions is available. Reservations are required. Email or call 713-434-RINK for reservations and fees. 

If you are a non-motorized wheelchair user, you are welcome to enjoy the rink in your own wheelchair. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on the ice rink. Motorized wheelchairs are not permitted on the ice rink. Admission for the wheelchair user is free.

Bringing a group?
The Ice at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy is perfect for church groups, daycare and school field trips, scout outings, birthdays, and company parties. Advance reservations are REQUIRED. Click here to complete your Group Registration Request. Email: or call 713-434-RINK (7465) if you have any questions. 20 to 49 people is $2 off. More than 50 skaters is $3 off. 

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. Want to work at the Ice rink? Employment information here.

Need more info? Contact The Ice. or email 

Discovery Green Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.