Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green

Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green

Friday November 12, 2021 - Sunday, January 30, 2022

UPDATE: The Green Mountain Energy Ice rink is closed for the season, but there's always more fun to be had at Discovery Green!

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The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green
is open March 4 - April 10. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

All tickets must be purchased online in advance. 

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Green Mountain Energy Ice returns November 12, 2021 through January 30, 2022!

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and discover the holiday magic on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green! 

Safety protocols include increased sanitation and contactless ticket buying. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists outdoor activity as a less risky way of gathering. With that in mind, the following safety procedures and protocols will be followed to further minimize the risk associated with COVID-19:
    • Tickets for a specific time must be purchased in advance online to ensure contactless ticketing and to minimize overcrowding. Tickets on sale beginning November 5. 
    • Skaters will be required to sign a waiver online after purchasing tickets. The E-tickets will not be sent until the waiver is completed.
    • All skaters must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the venue. (Skating guests under the age of 12 may have one parent or guardian accompany them. This person will be asked to stay in a public viewing area while the minor skates.)
    • Expanded seating areas provide social distancing while changing shoes and skates.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests. Equipment and touchpoints in the facility will be thoroughly sanitized at regularly scheduled intervals.
    • Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11pm)
Saturday & HISD School Holidays*: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm

Christmas & New Year’s Eve: 11 am-7 pm
Christmas & New Year’s Day: 1-7 pm
*HISD school holidays include: Nov. 22-26; Dec. 22-31; Jan. 17
The ice rink will be closed on Dec. 19 from 4 - 8 pm for a private event. 

$15 admission (plus tax), skate rental included
Cheap Skate Mondays: $8 (plus tax), skate rental included

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 free events held here every year.

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. Guests holding tickets will be notified via email and their tickets refunded if weather closures are necessary at their reserved times.

Green Mountain Energy Discounts
Green Mountain Energy employees and customers receive $2 discount for tickets purchased onsite. Proof of current billing or employee identification required for entry.

Bank of America Discounts
Bank of America customers and employees receive $2 discount for tickets purchased onsite. Proof of customer card, billing or employee identification required for entry.

Forever Green Members
Discovery Green members $2 discount for tickets purchased onsite. (If desired timeslot is full there may be a wait.) Proof of member card required for entry. Maximum 5 family members.

First responders & Military
First responders and military receive $2 discount for up to 5 people; must show valid I.D.; discount on tickets purchased in person only. (If desired timeslot is full there may be a wait.)


Frostival sponsored by H-E-B
Friday, Nov 12
5 – 10 pm 
Enjoy the crisp winter air on the ice opening night! The first 50 skaters in line skate for free. (Don’t purchase tickets ahead of time.) Forever Green Members skip the line and skate for free 5 – 7 pm. (Maximum 5 family members.) Reverend Butter will craft an ice sculpture with his trusty chainsaw beginning at 6:30 pm. Sir Woman will perform from 8 – 9 pm.

Cheap Skate Nights
Mondays, Nov 15 & 29; Dec 6 & 13; Jan 3, 10 & 24
5 – 10 pm
On select Mondays this winter, glide around Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green® for just $8 + tax per person (includes skate rental.)

Skating with the Stars
Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green.

Clutch City Wednesdays
5—10 pm
Skate to music by Houston artists and wear any Houston sports team gear to receive $2 off admission. Discounted tickets must be purchased in-person. If the desired time is fully-booked, there may be a wait.

Santa at the Ice!
Thursdays, Nov 18; Dec 2, 9, 16, 23
7-8 pm
Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa Claus.

Storybook Stars
Thursdays, Dec 30; Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27
Children of all ages are invited to visit with their favorite storybook characters.

Flashback Fridays
Fridays (Excluding Christmas Eve & NYE)
7-9 pm
Whether you remember exactly where you were when you heard your favorite song or you are experiencing it all for the first time, DJ Mohawk Steve will connect you to the power of some of the greatest hits through time.

Dance/Skate Party Saturdays
Saturdays (Excluding November 20, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
7-9 pm
(Dec 11, 8:30-10:30pm)
Listen to the coolest pop hits by DJ Boris while skating on the ice.

Skating with the Stars
Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green.

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.

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.