We may never be able to walk to a local frozen pond, lace up some skates and take off across the ice like our neighbors way up north. However, North Texans have quite a few man-made ice rinks across the Metroplex where we can Figure 8 and Triple Salchow (or at least try) to our hearts content. Here are some rinks to check out.
The Galleria Ice Skating Center
13350 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
Admission: $9.00, Skate Rental: $3.00
This ice-skating rink isn’t just in a mall; it’s in the middle of a mall. Shoppers can look down from the levels above the ice rink and watch skaters twirling ‘round, and skaters can enjoy some ice time while loved ones go shopping. The Ice-Skating Center also offers lessons and hosts parties. There are public skate times everyday, though the hours can change. Check the website or call ahead to confirm times.
Americas Ice Garden
700 North Pearl Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Admission: $7.00, Skate Rental: $3.00
This ice rink is located in downtown Dallas, near the Arts District. It’s easily accessible by public transportation (DART Light Rail), and positioned between two office towers in the Plaza of Americas, below a 12-story atrium. You can also find shops, seating and a food court nearby. Public skating times vary and are subject to change. Please refer to the website or call ahead.
Dr Pepper StarCenter
1400 South Pipeline
Euless, TX 76040
12700 North Stemmons Freeway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
2601 Avenue of The Stars
Frisco, TX 75034
6993 Stars Avenue
McKinney, TX 75070
Admission: $7.00 for adults, $6 Children, Under 3 Free; Skate Rental: $3.00
The ice rinks are open nearly every day for public skating, though each location has it’s own public skating schedule. Be sure to check the website or call the location you plan to visit ahead of time.
The Ice At Stonebriar Centre
2601 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75034
Admission: $7, Skate Rental: $3
The Ice At Stonebriar Centre is attached to Stonebriar Centre Mall, located near the food court. It’s home to adult hockey leagues, private lessons and public skate times are offered daily. Since times are subject to change, please check with the website or call ahead to confirm rink availability.
We all know how fickle Texas winters can be. On an unseasonably warm winter day, why not head to an ice rink and pretend it’s not 80 degrees outside?
Jill Krause is a blogger, product ambassador and mother to 2 young children. You can find her humorous take on life as a parent at www.BabyRabies.com.