- This event has passed.
The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy
January 17 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2021
The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy
Ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy returns through January 31, 2021!
Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and discover the holiday magic on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy! We have reinvented the experience to ensure that you can still make memories here with your family and friends.
Safety protocols include increased sanitation and contactless ticket buying. A reduced number of tickets will be sold to maintain social distancing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists outdoor activity while wearing a mask as a less risky way of gathering. With that in mind, the following safety procedures and protocols will be followed to further minimize the risk associated with COVID-19:
- Tickets for a specific time must be purchased in advance online to ensure contactless ticketing and to minimize overcrowding. Tickets are on sale now!
- Skaters will be required to sign a waiver online after purchasing tickets. The E-tickets will not be sent until the waiver is completed.
- All skaters must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the venue. (Skating guests under the age of 12 may have one parent or guardian accompany them. This person will be asked to stay in a public viewing area while the minor skates.)
- Staff and skaters will be required to wear a mask at all times within the venue. If a guest does not have a mask, one will be provided.
- Ice rink capacity is restricted to 50 percent to allow for social distancing.
- Expanded seating areas provide social distancing while changing shoes and skates.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for guests. Equipment and touchpoints in the facility will be thoroughly sanitized at regularly scheduled intervals.
- Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11pm)
Saturday & HISD School Holidays*: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
Christmas & New Year’s Eve: 11 am-7 pm
Christmas & New Year’s Day: 1-7 pm
*HISD school holidays include: Nov. 23-27; Dec. 21-31; Jan. 1-3; Jan. 18
$15 admission, skate rental included
Cheap Skate Mondays: $8, skate rental included
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE
Ticket sales support Discovery Green Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of park visitors and other friends to maintain the park and to fund free events held here every year.
The ice rink may be closed or delayed at times due to weather conditions. Call 713.434.RINK (7465) for updates and check discoverygreen.com for closures and other delays. Guests holding tickets will be notified via email and their tickets refunded if weather closures are necessary at their reserved times.
Green Mountain Energy Employees
$2 off with current employer ID. Offer good for up to four people. Discounted tickets must be purchased in-person.
Green Mountain Energy Customers
$2 off with copy of current electrical bill (electronic or hard copy) and ID. Offer good for up to four people. Discounted tickets must be purchased in-person. If the desired time is fully-booked, there may be a wait.
Cheap Skate Nights
Mondays, Jan 4, 11 & 25
On select Mondays this winter, glide around The Ice at Discovery Green for just $8 per person (includes tax and skate rental.)
Skating with the Stars
Dec 15, 22 & 29; Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26
Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on The Ice.
Music Trends Through the Decades with DJ Mohawk Steve
Dec 16 – 1980’s: Glam rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Country
Dec 23 – Holiday cheer
Dec 30 – 2000’s: Adult Contemporary and R&B
Jan 6 – 2010’s: Latin Music and Hip-Hop
Jan 13 – 2020’s: Top 40
Jan 20 – 1940’s – 2010’s
Jan 27 – Houston Themed Music
Skate with Santa!
Thursday, Dec 17, 7-8pm
Dec 24 12—1pm
Children of all ages are invited to skate with Santa Claus.
Friday Nights DJs
Fridays (Excluding Christmas Day)
7:30-10 pm (3:30-6:30 pm on New Years Day.)
If you are a non-motorized wheelchair user, you are welcome to enjoy the rink in your own wheelchair. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on the ice rink. Motorized wheelchairs are not permitted on the ice rink. Admission for the wheelchair user is free.
Ice Rink Events
Ice Rink Events, a Houston-based designer, manufacturer, installer, and operator of ice rinks around the globe, transforms Kinder Lake’s model boat basin into a holiday skating destination each winter season at the park. The expanded rink uses equipment that runs on renewable energy and even the ice rink border is made from recycled plastic materials. Want to work at the Ice rink? Employment information here.
Discovery Green Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.