It rarely gets below freezing in Dallas, Fort Worth, and cities in between. Not to fret. You have many great options for ice skating. Whether you want to be as graceful as an Olympic ice skater or go fast like a hockey player, you can get your fix on at these best places for ice skating in DFW.
Allen Community Ice Rink
200 E. Stacey Rd.
Allen, TX 75002
This ice rink is 85 feet by 200 feet seats more than 300 spectators. It offers open skate, ice skating classes, hockey, and rentals. They also set time aside for figure skaters who want to work on their spins and jumps. Visit the website for details, pricing, and hours.
Dr. Pepper StarCenter
Five locations in DFW
Dr. Pepper StarCenter is located in Euless, Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, and Richardson. All locations offer public skating, hockey, and figure skating. Euless, Farmers Branch, and McKinney have an hour-long Holiday Ice Show in which skaters can skate with Santa and the cast after the show.
Beginner skaters can learn how to skate in bucket zones. The StarCenter sets aside times for bucket zones when beginner skaters will hold on to buckets to help them gain confidence as they learn to ice skate.
Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center
13350 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75240
You don’t have to wait until the holiday season to enjoy ice skating indoors at the Galleria because it’s open year-round. During the holiday season, you’re treated to a giant Christmas tree in the center of the rink. And it’s most certainly Texas-sized at 95-feet tall!
Be aware that the hours change during the holiday season. Visit the website for details on the schedule and pricing. Meanwhile, you can go shopping before or after since it’s right inside a beautiful mall.
Ice! at the Gaylord Texan
1501 Gaylord Tr.
Grapevine, TX 76051
You may know about the Gaylord Texan’s famous ice exhibit where you can see beautiful and intricately carved ice sculptures telling a story. But did you know this hotel’s winter wonderland also has a 6,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink? The hotel has a variety of pricing plans if you plan to visit Ice! and other features. Or you can just go ice skating.
ICE at The Parks
3815 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76015
Like the Galleria, this one is inside a shopping center. The ice rink is NHL regulation-sized. It’s the only ice skating rink in Arlington. If skating isn’t your thing, you might try Broomball. No skates required. The rink offers classes, rentals, lessons, hockey, skate camp, and more.
Panther Island Ice
223 NE 4th St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Panther Island is the place to go ice skating in Fort Worth. Held at the Coyote Drive-in complex, it’s the only place that offers outdoor ice skating in Fort Worth. If you’d like to save a few dollars, go on Tuesday for the aptly named Cheap Skate Tuesdays.
When you visit the websites, check for discount options. Some offer group and veteran discounts. They may have lower rates on certain dates and times like Cheap Stake Tuesdays at Panther Island.
Looking to do something else besides ice skating? Discover fun holiday events in DFW. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Boxing Day, Happy Festivus, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year from the Sandlin Homes Family!