Top Ice Skating In Houston

December 27, 2013 6:00 AM

While Texas is not usually associated with winter fun such as ice skating, Houston does boast a few awesome skating facilities worth checking out. There’s no better way to cool off on a hot Texas day or to get into that winter mode than by visiting the local ice skating rink for fun and physical activity.

Ice At The Galleria
5015 Westheimer Road, Suite 1260
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 621-1500

The ice rink at the Galleria Mall has been an icon in the Houston area for over 30 years and is known for providing a shopping experience like no other. Set under the awesome glass atrium of the mall, this rink is open seven days a week and offers numerous activities for Houston skaters including weekly events and music to get your skates moving to the beat. In addition to public skating sessions, are learn-to-skate programs, beginner hockey, birthday party packages and lots of planned events throughout the year.

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Aerodome Ice Skating Complex
8220 Willow Place Drive N.
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 847-5283

The Aerodome is the perfect ice skating facility for those who want to relax and have some fun all while getting in some exercise. Everything from learn-to-skate lessons, hockey camps and clinics to hockey leagues, for children or adults, are available. In addition to the hockey program, visitors may also learn to figure skate, take ice skating lessons, participate in public skating sessions or have a party at the Aerodome Ice Skating Complex. This facility is an excellent place to take the family or to celebrate a birthday.

The ICE at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 434-7465

The ICE at Discovery Green has returned to Houston once again. This skating rink is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest, using only recycled water from Kinder Lake and boasting 7,716 square feet of ice. Kinder Lake has been transformed for winter fun and is equipped with recycled materials while running on renewable energy. Houston residents and visitors will have an amazing experience here with a wide variety of programs and events that will not only cater to skaters, but also the spectators. Planned activities include skating with Santa, outdoor movies that include a selection of all-time favorites for the holidays, live music, ice carvings, a well-stocked snack shop serving hot cocoa and Belgian waffles to satisfy a hungry appetite and the little ones will have their own toddler-friendly skating rink. Weekly special events will also include music from local radio stations playing jazz, Latin and a mix of music for skaters to enjoy. Skating lessons, group events and birthday parties are available by reservation. Hours of operation vary depending on weather conditions such as heat, lightning and rain.

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Ice Skate Memorial City Mall
902 Memorial City Way
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 463-9296

The Memorial City Mall in Houston is the host of a very active ice skating facility. Set inside one of the most popular shopping facilities in the area, visitors can take a much-needed break from their shopping and enjoy some winter fun on the ice. Ice skating lessons, public skating sessions, birthday parties, hockey and special events are all a part of the fun at Ice Skate Memorial City Mall. 
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