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. 

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. 

Children and adults skating at Dreamland's covered, synthetic ice skating rink.
Courtesy of Dreamland

Dreamland’s Lights & Delights

Dreamland, a one-of-a-kind outdoor entertainment, recreation, and arts venue, will be transformed into a festive winter wonderland from November 20th - January 4th. Guests can participate in a range of seasonal activities such as enjoying a limited-time synthetic ice skating rink, shopping at the Artisan Walk, taking sips from the featured seasonal beers, and indulging in the first-ever holiday light display. 
Admission is free and open to the public.

The Winter Ice Skating Rink

Are you looking for a new holiday tradition? From November 19, 2021 until January 1, 2022, the Winter Ice Skating Rink in Lakeside Park will feature fun activities such as skating, exploring the Walkway of Lights, and shopping spots. After all the festive fun, tie the evening together by grabbing dinner at a local restaurant in Downtown Marble Falls. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10, while day-of tickets are $12 and will run from 5-10 PM depending on the weather.
Purchase tickets in advance 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 2021 season, but check back for more information on dates, times and ticket prices in 2022. 
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!

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Contributed by Brooke Lewis.
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