Ice Skating Atlanta 2024: The Best Rinks for Kids, Teens & Adults

There’s still plenty of wintertime fun to be had!

If you’re ready to go ice skating, Atlanta has some great options for you!  Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, or a quiet date night, there are plenty of great rinks with real ice to choose from in and around our great city, along with some others in Georgia. We’ve got you covered!

Ice Skating Atlanta 2023: The Best Rinks for Kids, Teens & Adults
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ICE SKATING ATLANTA

ATLANTIC STATION ICE SKATING

Atlantic Station | 1380 Atlantic Dr NW | Atlanta
Dates: Nov. 17, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024

It’s back! Ice skating amid gleaming skyscrapers on a chilly winter evening is magical, and that’s what you’ll get at Skate the Station at Atlantic Station.

Outdoor ice skating in Atlanta has become quite popular over the years, and Atlantic Station has a 10,000-square-foot track-style rink that is sure to surpass your expectations.  It’s the largest outdoor ice rink in the southeast!

Skate the Station at Atlantic Station is the closest you can get to skating at Rockefeller Center without hopping a flight to NYC. Read all our tips and tricks to make your visit to one of our favorite ice skating rinks in Atlanta the best it can be.

Tickets are subject to sell out and therefore may not be available for walk-ups. Coming on the weekend? Buy online in advance to guarantee your spot. Skating is weather permitting.

Best for All Ages, Tweens and Teens.

THE RINK AT PARK TAVERN

500 10th St NE | Atlanta | 404-249-0001
Dates: Thanksgiving Day 2023 until Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2024)

Park Tavern’s ice skating rink is a nice-sized rink with good amenities and spectacular views.

This holiday season, Park Tavern in Piedmont Park is bringing back the power of miracles, whimsy, and holiday cheer to Atlanta’s most popular ice-skating rink in the heart of Midtown. The Rink Powered by Pepsi will bring patrons unobstructed views of Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline.

Skaters will stay warm under the heated Garden Tent, enjoy a state-of-the-art sound system, and an 85-foot long and 40-foot wide rink. Park Tavern’s location off Piedmont Park can’t be beat and has a beautiful view of the Midtown Skyline. The state of the rink at Park Tavern stays nice due to the resurfacing the ice team does throughout the day.

Park Tavern is thrilled to bring back “A Miracle on 10th Street,” a holiday extravaganza that adds a sprinkle of whimsy and a dash of cheer to your winter celebrations. Relish unobstructed views while you skate or grab a drink from the Park Tavern bar. The Park Tavern offers an array of seasonal cocktails in playful glassware. Try a Cheek Warmer or a Drunken Girl Scout as you cozy up by our fire pits. They also offer delightful non-alcoholic beverages, hot chocolate, s’mores and more! Pets welcome on the patio!

Tickets for Park Tavern ice rink must be ordered online. You can order them prior to going, or use a computer that has been set up at The Tavern for that purpose.

The price includes skate rentals, which are hockey skates.  So if your little princess (or prince) wants skates like Olympic skaters, better bring your own. The Park Tavern does not have trainers or other assistance for young skaters.

  • All Ages Monday- Friday 4:30pm-8pm (16+ 8:30pm-Midnight)
  • All Ages Saturday – Sunday 11:30am-8pm (16+ 8:30pm-Midnight)

Tip: Go ahead and pay for parking in the lot, they actively boot around the park.

PONCE CITY MARKET SKATE THE SKY

Ponce City Market | Atlanta
Dates: November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Back for a seventh year, The Roof at Ponce City Market invites guests to Skate the Sky. Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue, the Rooftop Terrace will feature a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink open seven days a week.

High above Ponce de Leon Avenue and overlooking the Atlanta Beltline and Old Fourth Ward, Rooftop Terrace will transform into a rooftop winter wonderland. Guests will be able to enter the ice rink as a walk-in from Skyline Park or Nine Mile Station.

Tickets can be purchased as early at 11:00 a.m. and for skating as late as 11:00 p.m. Pay attention though if you have children, because typically family hours will be every Saturday and Sunday from during the daytime and visitors can skate and sing along with The Roof’s resident Ice Queen. But, starting at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, visitors 21 and over will be able to dance the night away to music spun by local DJs.

All-access tickets will be $30 for adults and $22 for children, and include ice skating, unlimited gameplay and admission to The Roof. Reservations include 50 minutes of skating, ice skate rentals and unlimited gameplay at Skyline Park. Skaters must be at least five years of age to skate, and individuals under 12 must be accompanied by an adult skater. Hours for the rink will be the same as The Roof’s regular operating hours, available here. 

Skyline Park Atlanta invested in a cooler for this rooftop terrace ice rink, which sits below the ice. This means that when the other rinks are melting, Skyline Park Atlanta will be solid ice. There’s also a tent covering so you can skate when it’s raining outside. We loved the views of the city too…and having Nine Mile Station right there. Light snacks, hot chocolate and a full bar are right off the rink.

Don’t forget about Skate the Sky igloo reservations! Choose between an All Ages reservation or a 21+.

Ages 5+ during the day, 21+ in the evenings.

AVALON ICE SKATING RINK

Avalon | Alpharetta | 770-765-1000
Dates: November 19, 2023 – January 15, 2024

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice! Avalon on Ice is similar to Atlantic Station, in that they are both outdoor rinks.  This family-friendly rink has bathrooms nearby, plenty of seating, and an indoor soft playground for little ones.  Free parking is nearby.

There are also plenty of shops, including Goldberg’s where you can get a hot coffee and watch the skaters.  You can comfortably watch the skaters, or just sit in front of the fireplace on a comfy couch (although you won’t see the skaters from there).

General Admission: $18/person and children (9 years old & under): $14/child, includes skates.

If your child wants to skate, but they don’t have skates small enough, ask about blades only that can be attached to their shoes. For more about Avalon Ice Skating, see our full post here: Festive Ice Skating at Avalon

Read More: Avalon Ice Skating Rink: Festive Holiday Skating in Alpharetta

FROSTY’S ICE RINK AT LAKE LANIER

7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy | Buford | 678-304-3120
Dates: November 11, 2023 until February 25, 2024

Ready for some snowy fun? Take a spin on Frosty’s Ice Rink at Lake Lanier!

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and transforms this summertime destination into a winter wonderland – License to Chill: Snow Island.

There’s something about gliding around the skating rink goes hand in hand with the holidays! If you’ve never tried ice skating before, try it this winter, it’s a fun way to spend time with family or friends and great for date night too.

Find out all the different activities available at Lake Lanier during the holidays in our post.

Best for All Ages, Tween and Teens

BLUE RIDGE ON ICE

787 Summit Street| Blue Ridge
Dates: November 18, 2023 until January 7, 2024

Ice Skating is back at the Blue Ridge Farmers Market, located next door to The Swan Drive-In. Ice skating will be open daily, and they’ll even have special hours on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Cost is $15 for ages 13+, $12 for ages 12 and under, and $10 for active military. The price includes skate rentals. Check their website for hours.

They’ll have concession stand items available for purchase — like hot chocolate, burgers and fries, and deep-fried Oreos.

Read More: 50+ Top Things To Do in Blue Ridge Ga in 2023

ICE RINK AT SUGAR HILL

5039 W Broad Street | Sugar Hill | Behind the City Hall Building
Dates: November 10, 2023 – February 18, 2024

The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill is the same size as the ice rink at Rockefeller Center in NYC! Back again behind the City Hall building in Sugar Hill, you’ll find free parking, free skate trainers for kids, music, snow machines, and lots of “cool” fun.

The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill offers both public and private skate days, so check their schedule for updates before heading out. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for kids ages 8 and under, and $3 for skate rental. They also offer a season pass. Concessions available onsite.

ICE SKATING IN GEORGIA

  • Olde Town Conyers Pavilion. (Conyers) Located at the Randy Mills Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers and nestled next to a beautiful botanical garden setting, they are the only open air ice skating rink in the Southeast with real ice that has covered and uncovered skating. Snack bar onsite. Dates: Nov. 17, 2023 until February 11, 2024.
  • Ice Days in Covington. (Covington) Ice Days’ newest location will open in for its third season in Covington at Legion Field Fair Grounds. Real ice, snack bar onsite. Dates: November 16, 2023 until February 11, 2024.
  • Athens on Ice.  (Athens) Ice skating returns to the Classic City in November! Athens on Ice will be back at the 440 Foundry Pavilion at The Classic Center this holiday season. We love skating here, and my daughter thought skating with the “seal” skating helper was the best! Dates: Begins November 25, 2023
  • Evans on Ice. (near Augusta) Ice Skating at Evans Towne Center Park is a can’t-miss holiday event. Evans on Ice features a large outdoor skating rink. They also have a cozy fire pit that will operate on weekends and holidays throughout the season. Dates: November 9, 2023 until January 15, 2024
  • Reynolds Lake Oconee. (Lake Oconee) If you happen to be staying at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee this year – and holy cannoli, do they have some great holiday packages and events – then you can experience ice skating and a life-size gingerbread house. WOW! Guests can glide across the 5,000 square-foot ice rink, holding hands and laughing as they take in views of Lake Oconee. Ice Skating is complimentary for all registered resort guests within the Resort Fee. Dates: November 22, 2023 – January 1, 2024
  • Ice Skating at the Macon Coliseum. (Macon) Public Ice Skating is back at the Macon Coliseum. Ice skating sessions will be limited to 150 individuals per session. Each session is one (1) hour long with a break in between to clean and sanitize the ice rink and surrounding public spaces. Tickets for venue entry are $10 per person and include your skate rental. They even have public skating times after the conclusion of their Macon Mayhem hockey games — so you can make a whole night of it! Dates: Select days November 25 until December 29, 2023

ADDITIONAL ICE RINKS WE HAVEN’T YET VISITED

  • The Cooler (Alpharetta). This is an indoor ice skating rink and hockey facility, not a holiday rink. They do offer public skate dates, though!
  • Ice Forum (Duluth). IceForum operates Georgia’s finest two sheet ice skating facility. The ice surfaces are regulation NHL size and the facility boasts a full service snack bar, a pro shop,  skate sharpening and repair service, skate rentals (figure and hockey skates), seating for spectators and locker rooms with showers. They also have public skate sessions for fun, too! Want to learn to skate? Try out their skate school! Open year-round.
  • Center Ice Arena (Sandy Springs). Learn to skate, play hockey, or just enjoy gliding across the ice during one of their public skating dates.

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Ice Skating Atlanta 2024: The Best Rinks for Kids, Teens & Adults