The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®

The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®

Friday November 16, 2018 - Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy


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

MLK Day: 11 am – 10 pm (Jan. 21)

School Holidays (HISD) include: Nov. 19-23; Dec. 24-28 & 31; Jan. 1-4 & 21

The ICE rink hours will be affected by private events 12/16, 1/13 and 1/20.

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: $13 includes tax and skate rental (Parties and groups request)

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

Get your tickets online


Green Mountain Energy Employees – bring your employer provided voucher to receive $2 off (not valid with other offers; offer good for up to four people; valid for one-time visit only).

Green Mountain Energy Customers – bring a current electrical bill (electronic or hard copy) and ID to receive $2 off (not valid with other offers; offer good for up to four people)


Bank of America Customers – bring your Bank of America debit or credit card to receive $7 off ice skating at Bank of America Screen on the Green movie dates (Thursdays between November 29 - January 24 only; offer good for up to four people).

Bank of America/Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Merrill Lynch/US Trust Employees - bring your Employee ID to receive $7 off ice skating during Bank of America Screen on the Green events (offer good for up to four people).


Military and Law Enforcement bring your military or law enforcement ID to receive $2 off anytime (offer good for up to four people).

Dear Santa, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
Enjoy a picture-perfect winter scene for children (or adults!) to write a postcard to Santa. When finished, a big iconic red mailbox is onsite to deposit the letters in. Activated daily Nov. 17-Dec. 23 during rink hours

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.

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.

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.