The temperatures are dropping and we are definitely feeling the chill. It means the family fun on the skate at outdoor ice skating rinks in Atlanta is here. Yes.. I know we live in the south, but believe it or not, we have several outdoor ice skating rinks in Atlanta. That means that you can still enjoy ice skating without having to deal with sub-zero temperatures.
It’s so cold that I feel like we have been cheated for not having a snow day. But an outdoor ice skating ring might be a great alternative.
Admittedly, there are not that many choices when it comes to Outdoor Ice Skating rinks around Atlanta. Don’t worry. We have other fun holiday events around town for non-skaters like Holiday Lights Displays in Atlanta or the Nutcracker performances in Atlanta area.
Five Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Atlanta
Atlanta: Ice Skating Rink @ Centennial Olympic Park
Celebrate your family holiday tradition in Atlanta with Centennial Olympic Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink where kids will enjoy ice skating with theatrical lighting on the real ice and holiday music.
Place: The Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Avenue West , Atlanta, GA
Date: November 19, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Time: Hours varies. See calendar for detail.
Cost: Admission – $10 per person, 90 Mins include Skate rental. Lockers are available for $1
Atlanta: Southwest Rink @ Park Tavern in Piedmont Park
Check out new holiday attraction at Piedmont Park that I’m sure will be one of Atlanta’s family favorite for years to come. The Southwest Rink offers modern amenities for day and night skating, including a heated tent, a state of the art sound system, and rink-side dining. The Southwest Rink has the best leather hockey skate available made by Bauer. This skate is perfect for the beginner or someone who is just getting back on the ice. Check out Southwest Rink, one of family favorite outdoor ice skating rinks in Atlanta.
Place: Southwest Rink at Park Tavern, Piedmont Park, 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: November 25, 2012 – February 14, 2013
Time: Check website for available sessions.
Cost: $15 per session including skate rental
Buford: Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink @ Lake Lanier Islands Resort *New*
New this year, Lake Lanier Islands Resort includes the Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink to the Magical Nights of Lights Holiday Light Displays event for this holiday season. Perfect for large and small groups alike, this new outdoor ice skating rink in Atlanta is the perfect addition to transform your experience into a Winter Wonderland!
Place: Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Date: November 16, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Time: Open nightly during Magical Nights of Lights (Nov. 16-Dec. 31) & Open on weekends, Thanksgiving week & School holiday (Dec. 17 – Jan. 6)
Cost: Admission – $10 per person (skate rental included)
Conyers: Olde Town Conyers Ice Skating
The Have an Ice Day production returns to Olde Town Conyers for a family fun outdoor ice skating at Conyers. Families can enjoy skating together this holiday.
Place: Conyers Olde Town Pavillion, 949 North Main Street, Conyers, GA
Date: November 16, 2012 – February 3, 2012
Time: Hours varies. See calendar for detail & free skating day.
Cost: $7 Skate fee & $2 Skate rental
Atlanta: Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink @ St. Regis
Most expensive of all outdoor ice skating rinks in Atlanta on this list is Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink at St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead. But with smaller rink at just 30 ice skater per hour, it will give the more intimate fun and less crowd for unexperienced kids.
The Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink harkens back to the elegant era of the distinguished Astor family who founded the flagship St. Regis New York in 1904. Under the warm glow of twinkling lights, glide around the exquisite ice rink to sounds of holiday melodies and enjoy seasonal favorites including hot cocoa and s’mores.
Place: Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink, St. Regis Hotel, Buckhead
Date: November 21, 2012 – January 2, 2013
Time: Mon-Fri: 12pm-9pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-9pm
Cost: $30 per hour for adults and $18 per hour for children under 16