Imagine ice skating in Atlanta outdoors during the Holiday Season or inside on a brutally hot day in summer. Fortunately, Atlanta is home to many seasonal outdoor ice rinks. Of course, we have indoor rinks catering to ice skating enthusiasts interested in figure skating, speed skating, hockey, tournaments, parties, and events.
The largest outdoor Ice Skating Rink in Atlanta is opened to all during the Holiday Season. Whether skating the ice or just observing, the annual Atlanta Event is sure to bring out the holiday spirit in you. The ice rink is nestled among hundreds of thousands of twinkling and gleaming lights thanks to the annual Holiday in Lights Festival. There’s also theatrical lighting along with splendid holiday music for all to enjoy.
The Ice Rink has become a time-honored Atlanta tradition. Located amidst the skyscrapers at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta, the skating rink evokes memories of other famous holiday spots such as New York’s Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park.
When ice skating outdoors at Centennial Olympic Park or The Rink at Park Tavern one can’t help but think of other popular holiday destinations. Atlanta’s outdoor rinks remind me of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Bryant Park in New York City. Ice skating during the Holiday Season is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s favorite activities and traditions.
Seasonal Outdoor Ice Rinks in Atlanta
Astor Holiday Rink, the highest and most intimate of the outdoor rinks features hot cocoa and s’mores. Open from Nov. 24–Jan. 3. $30 per hour for adults, $18 per hour for children under 16. Located at The St. Regis Atlanta hotel in the beautiful Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Phone 404-563-7951, www.stregisatlanta.com.
Centennial Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink, the largest outdoor ice skating rink in Atlanta. Open through Jan. 30. $7 admission, $2 skate rental, select $6 college nights. Located amidst the skyscrapers at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta. Phone 404.222.7275, for more information please visit our article on the Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink here.
The Rink at Park Tavern, the newest outdoor ice rink. This is also the greenest Atlanta Ice Rink because it uses harvested rainwater to make the ice.
Nov. 22-Feb. 14. $10 admission, $5 skate rental. $300 season pass. The Park Tavern Ice Rink is located under the Garden Tent at 500 10th St. in Midtown Atlanta. Phone 404-249-0001.
Top Atlanta Indoor Ice Rinks
Atlanta Ice Forum. official practice facility of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers and ECHK Gwinnett Gladiators. Also home to the famous Breakaway Grill that overlooks the Thrashers practice rink. Located in Duluth, Ga. the IceForum is open 365 days a year. Phone 770.813.1010, www.iceforum.com.
Ice Forum At Town Center, one of two IceForum locations with NHL size ice rinks. Both facilities have a pro shop, snack bar, knife sharpening, repair service, skate rentals, spectator seating, and locker rooms. The IceForum Youth Hockey Association it is the largest house league recreational facility in the state of Georgia. Located in Kennesaw, Ga. Phone 770.218.1010, www.iceforum.com.
The Marietta Ice Center, Atlanta’s home to cosmic ice skating featuring lasers, fog machines and music. Located in Marietta, Ga. Phone 770.509.5067, www.themicice.com.