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Where to Go Ice Skating in Atlanta

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. Check websites for safety protocols.

In-Town Ice Skating in Atlanta

Ponce City Market 

Skate up, up, up in the sky at Ponce City Market.

The Roof at Ponce City Market invites you to “Skate the Sky” starting Nov. 26 and running through Jan 5, 2022. Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue, the Rooftop Terrace features a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink open seven days a week. Skaters can also enjoy unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park while donning a faux fur coat provided by The Roof.  Ice skating is $15 for adults and children (plus admission to The Roof). Reservations are available now and include 50 minutes of skating, ice skate rentals and unlimited game play at Skyline Park. Skaters must be at least 5 years old to skate, and those younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult skater. Hours for the rink will be the same as The Roof’s regular operating hours; check the website for specifics.

Park Tavern 

Take the fam to Park Tavern for ice skating fun.

The Rink at Park Tavern Powered By Pepsi Zero, Park Tavern’s skating  experience, opens Nov. 25 and runs through Feb. 21, 2022. You skate beneath a heated garden tent with views of adjacent Piedmont Park. The rink features festive and kitchy holiday decor with plenty of Instagram-able photo ops. You can enjoy rink-side seasonal cocktails and cozy firepits. Check the website for hours because certain times are reserved for older skaters. Ice skating lessons are available.

Atlantic Station

Skate beneath the stars at Atlantic Station.

Skate the Station returns to Atlantic Station. The rink opens Nov. 19 and remains open through Jan. 17, 2022. 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 noon to 8 p.m. weather permitting. Exceptions to the hours are as follows: Thanksgiving Day, 4 to 11 p.m.; Black Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 20-23, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Christmas Day, 4 to 11 p.m.; New Year’s Eve, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; New Year’s Day, 4 to 11 p.m.; and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 11 a.m. to 11 pm. General admission is $15 and includes skate rentals.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Giant snow globes, up to 7-feet tall, are part of the holiday festivities at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. (📷 Fernbank Museum of Natural History)

For something fun and a little different, Fernbank Museum of Natural History includes an outdoor sock skating rink as part of its Winter Wonderland exhibit. Sock skating? That’s were where you can skate without the skates. It might remind you of “skating” in your socks across smooth hardwood floors. Sock skating is included with general museum admission. Winter Wonderland opens Nov. 20 and remains open through Jan. 9, 2022.

Season on the Square at Colony Square

New this year, Colony Square introduces Season on the Square, a collection of activities including ice skating, a seasonal speakeasy, Santa and a tree-lighting ceremony. Festivities run from Nov. 19 through Jan. 17, 2022. Hours of operation for the skating rink are Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 7 p.m.; and on school holidays from noon to 10 p.m. Tickets, which include skates, are $18 per adult and $14 per child (12 & under).

Ice Skating in Metro Atlanta

Avalon

Travel a few miles north to try your luck at Avalon on Ice.

The Rockefeller Center-inspired ice skating rink, Avalon on Ice, opens Nov. 21 and runs through Jan. 17, 2022. 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 (Nov. 22-26; Dec. 20; Jan. 3 and 17, 2022) are 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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Originally published November 2018.

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