Discovery Green in Downtown, Houston is bringing their outdoor ice rink back for the holiday season. From Friday, November 10 at 6 pm to Sunday, January 28, Discovery Green is hosting public skates at the foot of Houston’s skyline for the newly-dubbed Frostival. [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.”
On opening night November 10, the first 50 skates skate for free. Green Members also skate for free between 5-7 pm.
While details have yet to be released, in previous years the organization hosted has hosted a variety of themed nights. Past events included Cheap Skate Nights, Skating with the Stars, Clutch City Wednesdays, Skate with Santa, Flashback Fridays, and Skate Party Saturdays.
Slated activities for this year include a Snow Zone, where skaters can make snow angels, hip-hop dance performances from J-Dance Company, DJ sets from DJ Mohawk Steve, art car photo-ops, and the opportunity to take pictures with Pancho Claus and Black Santa.
Frostival begins at Discovery Green on Friday, November 10. The event also gives visitors the opportunity to see the coming Bioluminaire by Input Output. Opening November 9, Bioluminaire is an audio-visual installation inspired by the live oak trees along Brown Promenade.
First Responders and Military typically receive a $2 discount for groups up to five people.
Check their website for hours of operation. Tickets are $17 including skate rental. All tickets must be purchased online.