It rarely snows in Austin, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some winter fun!
Here is a list of the best ice-skating rinks around town!
1. Ice Skating on the Plaza
525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
A must-do for locals and visitors alike, Ice Skating on the Plaza at Whole Foods Flagship store on Lamar has become one of Austin’s most anticipated events of the holiday season! The ice rink is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm, beginning November 23rd through January 21st. The cost is $10 per person and includes skate rental. Every Friday throughout the ice rink season, the skating soundtrack is curated by KUTX for the KUTX Music Fridays series, so don’t miss out!
2. Chaparral Ice
2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
Chaparral Ice is Austin’s premiere ice facility that has been a fixture of the Austin community for over 20 years! The facility hosts over 71,000 visitors annually through its diverse programming and a wide variety of activities. The NHL-regulation rink, with 17,000 square feet of ice in total, is the only publicly accessible rink of its kind in the city. Chaparral Ice is the perfect gathering place for communities of figure skaters, hockey fans, kids’ camps and curious Texans looking to learn how to ice skate!
3. Sights and Sounds of Christmas
401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Although not in the city, our next pick is so much fun and worth the drive! The Sights & Sounds of Christmas is a family-friendly Christmas festival that brings the holiday spirit to San Martians and visitors from across Texas and beyond. At Sights and Sounds, you’ll find popular carnival rides for all ages, an outdoor ice-skating rink, a variety of delicious festival food, live performances, and even a visit from Santa Claus. All events take place amidst a sea of beautiful Christmas lights spread throughout the park. Sights & Sounds has something for everyone to help celebrate the holiday season!