Indoor and outdoor rinks are open for the holiday season.
Lace up your skates for frosty fun on the ice, no matter what the temperature is in North Texas. Destinations this year include indoor and outdoor rinks, and an ice trail at the Enchant Christmas festival at Fair Park. Please check each venue’s COVID-19 precautions. Most locations require advance purchase of timed tickets to limit capacity, as well as socks for rented skates.
Skate the Square
Go for a spin on Frisco Square’s real-ice staking rink, one of the attractions offered during the Christmas in the Square festival. The outdoor rink is open daily through Jan. 3, except on Christmas, for public skating. Timed advance reservations are recommended, but walk-ups will be accommodated as space allows. The rink is also available for private parties. Check the website for more details.
Daily through Jan. 3 (except Christmas), Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12:15 to 10 p.m. at Frisco Square, at Main Street and Coleman Boulevard, Frisco. $15 for an hourlong session, with or without skate rental; free for spectators. friscosquare.com/ice-rink.
Panther Island Ice
Located at the Coyote Drive-In north of downtown Fort Worth, Panther Island Ice offers skating seven days a week through Jan. 17, including holidays. The rink is under the pavilion at the drive-in movie site. To limit in-person contact, advance online ticket purchase is required. Snacks and drinks, including beer and wine, are available from the Coyote Canteen.
Daily through Jan. 17; times vary (check the website) at 223 NE Fourth St., Fort Worth. $13 for a 75-minute session, includes skate rental; free for spectators. pantherislandice.com.
Skate around the giant Christmas tree at the Galleria’s indoor ice rink. Coordinate your ice time with the daily Illumination Celebration (daily at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.) and you will get an up-close look as the lights on the tree are synced to happy holiday tunes. Skaters who have purchased a ticket can stay on the ice as long as they like during a public session, but there is no in-and-out access. All skaters are asked to wear a mask on and off the ice.
Holiday skating continues daily through Jan. 2; times vary (check the website) at 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. $12 admission, $5 skate rental; free for spectators. galleriaiceskatingcenter.com.
Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord
Visit the Gaylord Texan for holiday skating on a 6,000-square-foot indoor ice rink. Young skaters can hold on to a teddy bear skating aid to steady themselves on the ice. A Christmas tree in the center of the rink makes a perfect backdrop for pictures. Skating can be bundled with other holiday attractions at the resort hotel for a discount.
Daily through Jan. 3, times vary (check the website) at the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. $17.99, includes skate rental; free seating around the rink for spectators. christmasatgaylordtexan.marriott.com.
Enchant Ice Skating Trail
Skate the ice trail at Enchant Christmas Village and wind your way through an icy maze illuminated with millions of sparkly lights.
Nov. 26-Dec. 19, open Thursdays through Sundays; Dec. 20-Jan. 2, open daily. Hours are from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. At Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas. Skating is $8 for all ages, skate rental included, in addition to general admission to Enchant Christmas: $20-$35 for adults; $20-$32 for ages 65+, military and EMS workers; $25 for ages 3-17; free for children 2 and younger. enchantchristmas.com.