Where to Go Ice Skating in Atlanta
Originally published Nov. 2018. Updated Nov. 2020
Who says you can’t ice skate in the South? Not Atlantans. No matter whether you skate like a member of Team USA or you are a teeny bit unstable standing on top of two steel blades, you can add to your holiday cheer by grabbing the kids or your besties and gliding around one of these Atlanta skating rinks. This year, each venue has implemented safety protocols such as timed ticketing, limited capacity, face masks, enhanced cleaning and sanitation and more.
In-Town Ice Skating in Atlanta
Ponce City Market
Skate the Sky, on The Roof at Ponce City Market, runs through Jan. 18, 2021, including Christmas Day if you’re looking for something to do. Be sure to check out the website for hours of operation (including adult-only hours) and safety precautions. Please note that there is timed ticketing and reservations are required.
The Rink at Park Tavern Powered By Pepsi Zero, Park Tavern’s skating experience, continues through President’s Day, Feb. 15, 2021. Visitors skate beneath a heated garden tent with magnificent views of adjacent Piedmont Park. The rink features an abundance of festive and kitchy holiday decor with plenty of Instagrammable photo ops. Guests can enjoy rink-side seasonal cocktails and cozy fire pits. Open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Guests of all ages can enjoy skating experiences for $15 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday until 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., The Rink at Park Tavern becomes an ages 16 and up venue until midnight. Ice skating lessons are available. Visit the website for more information.
Skate the Station is back at Atlantic Station through Jan. 18, 2021. Skate beneath the stars at the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southeast. Skate the Station is open Monday through Friday from 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weather permitting. Holiday hours vary so be sure to visit the website for more information regarding hours as well as safety precautions. General admission is $15 and includes skate rentals.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
For something fun and a little different, Fernbank has an outdoor sock skating rink, where guests can skate without the skates. Open daily through Jan. 8, 2021 and included with general museum admission.
Ice Skating in Metro Atlanta
The Rockefeller Center-inspired ice skating rink, Avalon on Ice, runs through Jan. 18, 2021. The hours are Monday through Friday from 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 7 p.m. Holiday hours (Dec. 21-Jan. 4, 2021; and Jan. 18, 2021) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. General admission is $18 per person including skates; children age 9 and younger, $14 including skates. Visit the website for safety precautions prior to your visit.
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