For some, gliding over a smooth ice surface on steel-bladed skates is a form of exercise or recreation but for others it’s a highly competitive sport. No matter the reason, the feeling you can get from the activity is adrenaline rushing! This seasonal winter activity is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. We’ve gathered a list of where to go ice skating around Austin this holiday season.
Bee Cave on Ice
Enjoy the year's coolest holiday attraction at the Hill Country Galleria. Now through January 2, book a 75-minute ice skating session at their large and festive rink. While you're there, grab a gift for your loved ones at their Holiday Arts Market—open to the public Fridays and Saturdays in December.
Reservations for ice skating are strongly encouraged.
Chaparral Ice & Field
This year-round ice skating rink is the perfect place to show off your skills or gain some new ones during this Christmas season. Chaparral Ice and Field is a premier facility that offers ice skating, figure skating, ice hockey, curling and much more. Public skating and adult only skating is offered almost every day with daily admission and skate rental charges.
View their schedule here to plan your visit.
Ice Rink at the Long Center
Skate under dazzling lights with one of the best views of the Austin skyline at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Feeling chilly? Warm up with a cup of cocoa or a hot toddy, popcorn and holiday cookies.
Make your reservation here. Space is limited daily.
Four Seasons Austin has launched a new, immersive winter event in 2022. Ice skate on a real-ice outdoor rink overlooking Lady Bird Lake alongside larger-than-life decor and holiday art installations. If you're looking for something more intimate, book one of their luxe lakeside "cabins" where you can gather over festive bites and drinks.
Purchase tickets here.
Whole Foods Market Rooftop Rink
Get a taste of holiday excitement at the downtown flagship Whole Foods Market store at their rooftop ice skating rink. This local and visitor favorite will not be open for the 2022 season, but check back for more information on dates, times and ticket prices in 2023.
For more information and updates, visit their site here.
Are you looking to participate in more festive activities during the winter season? Check out our ultimate winter bucket list to discover fun things to do in and around Austin!