Discovery Green Has Opened An Outdoor Ice Rink In The Heart Of Downtown

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Discovery Green Has Opened An Outdoor Ice Rink In The Heart Of Downtown

Glide into the holidays this season!

Discovery Green in Downtown, Houston has returned their outdoor ice rink for the holiday season. From now until January 30, Discovery Green is hosting public skates at the foot of Houston’s skyline. [Featured image: @discoverygreen]

“Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and discover the holiday magic on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy,” the organization writes on their event page. “We have reinvented the experience to ensure that you can still make memories here with your family and friends.”

Tickets are now on sale. Due to the circumstances, Discovery Green is taking extra health and safety precautions, including:

  • increased frequency of sanitization
  • contactless buying
  • tickets sold in advance for timed slot
  • staff and visitors must wear masks at all times inside the venue

As per tradition, Discovery Green will be hosting a series of themed nights for skaters to enjoy on their renewable energy-run rink.

On Mondays, from 5 – 10 pm, visitors can enjoy Cheap Skate Night, when tickets will be available at reduced prices. On Tuesdays from 7 – 7:15 pm, Houston’s top figure skaters will perform for the crowds for Skating with the Stars.

On Wednesdays between 5 and 10 pm, Houstonians can enjoy skate to music from Houston artists for Clutch City Wednesdays. Plus, sport any Houston sports team threads and get a $2-off admission. Discounted tickets must be purchased in-person.

Good boys and girls can get some ice time with Santa on select Thursdays this December from 7 – 8 pm for their Skate with Santa! sessions. Other Thursdays will be reserved for Storybook Stars, wherein children can have the chance to visit with their favorite storybook characters.


On Flashback Fridays – save for Christmas Eve and NYE – DJ Mohawk Steve will be bumping all the nostalgic hits over the years from 7 – 9 pm.

Or, shake it and skate it on Dance/Skate Party Saturdays (excluding November 20, Christmas, and NYE) to DJ Boris as he whips up a playlist of the coolest pop hits!

And finally, skaters can witness greatness at Skate with the Stars, which feature Houston’s top figure skaters performing their routines from 7 – 7:15 pm on Sundays.

The Ice is now open. Forever Green Members can receive a $13 discount with online purchases. The discount also applies to Bank of America employees and customers, as well as Forever Green Members.  

First Responders and Military can receive a $2 discount for groups up to five people.

Check their website for hours of operation. Tickets are $15 including skate rental. All tickets must be purchased online.

See also: Merry Bunch Of Yuletide Pop-Ups Are Returning To Houston For The Holiday Season

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