The Gateway Fountains will be closed until Dec 14
Discovery Green Mark

Signature Experience

The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green®

Get outside and make a special memory with your family this spring.

The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green returns Friday, March 4 through Sunday, April 10!

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown in the center of the beautiful 12-acre park at Discovery Green. Tickets are $12 per person plus tax and includes skate rental.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends outdoor activities as safer alternatives to indoor activities. To prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to protect the health of all Houstonians, the following safety protocols will be follwed:

  • A reduced number of tickets will be sold to maintain social distancing. 
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance online at to ensure contactless ticketing. 
  • Guests 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.)
  • A number of changes in the venue have been made to allow for social distancing while changing shoes and skates.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests.
  • Rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring. Equipment and touchpoints in the facility will be thoroughly sanitized at regularly scheduled intervals.

Hours of operations

Mondays: 5 – 10 pm
Tuesdays: 5 – 10 pm
Wednesdays: 5 – 10 pm
Thursdays: 5 – 10 pm
Fridays: 5 – 11 pm
Saturdays and HISD holidays*: 11 am –11 pm
Sundays: 11 am – 8 pm  

*HISD holidays: March 14 – 18, March 28


Regular Admissions:

Tickets are $12 per person plus tax and includes skate rental.

Roller Skating at Discovery Green outdoors in downtown Houston


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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

Do You Discovery Green?

Be a hero to this natural landscape that has stood to support your moments of play, exploration, and even civic engagement. You rely on these beautiful 12 acres for your wellbeing. And with your help it can support the community’s needs and environmental health.