It rarely snows in Austin, but that doesn’t mean Austinites can’t enjoy some traditional winter fun! If you’ve already bought your Christmas tree and have seen spectacular holiday light displays around Austin, the next thing you should add to your list of fun activities are some local ice skating rinks! To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled the perfect list of ice skating rinks for you. So, grab a jacket and get ready for some winter adventures!
Best Ice Skating Rinks in Austin:
- Chaparral Ice
- Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating
- Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods
- Ice Skating on the Plaza
- Sights & Sounds of Christmas
- The Pond Hockey Club
2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
Chaparral Ice is Austin’s premiere ice facility that has been a fixture of the Austin community for over 20 years! The facility hosts over 71,000 visitors annually through its diverse programming and a wide variety of activities. The NHL-regulation rink, with 17,000 square feet of ice in total, is the only publicly accessible rink of its kind in the city. Chaparral Ice is the perfect gathering place for communities of figure skaters, hockey fans, kids’ camps and curious Texans looking to learn how to ice skate!
122 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Eisbahn has become an integral part of the Christmas season in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country. The rink attracts hundreds of visitors, skaters, and spectators from local communities and metropolitan areas who come to Fredericksburg to share some holiday spirit. Last year Eisbahn welcomed more skaters than ever, and this year they are anticipating to break previous records! It is only through family volunteerism that Eisbahn is successful year after year. A portion of the proceeds from Eisbahn is donated to two great causes: Lifeline Foundation supporting cystic fibrosis research and the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg. For many families, Eisbahn has become an annual family holiday tradition!
17530 Henderson Pass, San Antonio, TX 78232
Lace-up your blades and ice skate on Golf Center at Northwoods’ ice skating rink! Whether you’re new to the ice or looking to train competitively, they have the rink for it. If ice skating isn’t enough, they have an arcade, miniature golf course, concession stand, and a sports bar. With over 17,000 square feet of ice to spin, slide and glide, it’s guaranteed you’ll become a pro skater by the end of the day! Bring the whole family out for a day of activities the entire family can enjoy.
525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
A must-do for locals and visitors alike, Ice Skating on the Plaza at Whole Foods Flagship store on Lamar has become one of Austin’s most anticipated events of the holiday season! The ice rink is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm, beginning November 23rd through January 21st. The cost is $10 per person and includes skate rental. Every Friday throughout the ice rink season, the skating soundtrack is curated by KUTX for the KUTX Music Fridays series, so don’t miss out!
401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
The City of San Marcos is excited to welcome you to one of the most anticipated holiday events in San Marcos; The Sights & Sounds of Christmas! Every year this family-friendly Christmas festival brings the holiday spirit to San Martians and visitors from across Texas and beyond. At Sights and Sounds, you’ll find popular carnival rides for all ages, an outdoor ice skating rink, a variety of delicious festival food, live performances, and even a visit from Santa Claus. All events take place amidst a sea of beautiful Christmas lights spread throughout the park. Sights & Sounds has something for everyone to help celebrate the holiday season!
9402 United Dr, Austin, TX 78758
The game of hockey was originally played outdoors on frozen ponds during the winter, and it’s still played that way today. Informal pickup games that happen on frozen ponds or backyard rinks can last for hours, and The Pond Hockey Club was created to recapture some of that magic and winter fun all year long in Austin! The Pond Hockey Club is an ice rink and hockey training facility serving the hockey community in Austin and Central Texas. They have a full sheet of ice known as “The Barn” and a 3/4 sheet of ice known as “The Pond” when hockey players can play hockey or where family members can enjoy a day of ice skating.
Map of Best Ice Skating Rinks in Austin