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Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green

Glide along The ICE at Discovery Green through Jan. 30. (Photo courtesy of Discovery Green)

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and discover the holiday magic on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green! 

Safety protocols include increased sanitation and contactless ticket buying. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists outdoor activity as a less risky way of gathering. With that in mind, the following safety procedures and protocols will be followed to further minimize the risk associated with COVID-19:

  • Tickets for a specific time must be purchased in advance online to ensure contactless ticketing and to minimize overcrowding. Tickets on sale beginning November 5. 
  • Skaters will be required to sign a waiver online after purchasing tickets. The E-tickets will not be sent until the waiver is completed.
  • All skaters must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the venue. (Skating guests under the age of 12 may have one parent or guardian accompany them. This person will be asked to stay in a public viewing area while the minor skates.)
  • Expanded seating areas provide social distancing while changing shoes and skates.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests. Equipment and touchpoints in the facility will be thoroughly sanitized at regularly scheduled intervals.
  • Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11pm)
Saturday & HISD School Holidays*: 11 am-11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm

Christmas & New Year’s Eve: 11 am-7 pm
Christmas & New Year’s Day: 1-7 pm
*HISD school holidays include: Nov. 22-26; Dec. 22-31; Jan. 17
The ice rink will be closed on Dec. 19 from 4 - 8 pm for a private event. 

Frostival featuring Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green
Friday, Nov 12
5 – 10 pm 
Enjoy the crisp winter air on the ice opening night! The first 50 skaters in line skate for free. (Don’t purchase tickets ahead of time.) Forever Green Members skip the line and skate for free 5 – 7 pm. (Maximum 5 family members.) Reverend Butter will craft an ice sculpture with his trusty chainsaw beginning at 6:30 pm. Sir Woman will perform from 8 – 9 pm.

Cheap Skate Nights
Mondays, Nov 15 & 29; Dec 6 & 13; Jan 3, 10 & 24
5 – 10 pm
On select Mondays this winter, glide around Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green® for just $8 + tax per person (includes skate rental.)

Skating with the Stars
Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green.

Clutch City Wednesdays
5—10 pm
Skate to music by Houston artists and wear any Houston sports team gear to receive $2 off admission. Discounted tickets must be purchased in-person. If the desired time is fully-booked, there may be a wait.

Santa at the Ice!
Thursdays, Nov 18; Dec 2, 9, 16, 23
7-8 pm
Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa Claus.

Storybook Stars
Thursdays, Dec 30; Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27
Children of all ages are invited to visit with their favorite storybook characters.

Flashback Fridays
Fridays (Excluding Christmas Eve & NYE)
7-9 pm
Whether you remember exactly where you were when you heard your favorite song or you are experiencing it all for the first time, DJ Mohawk Steve will connect you to the power of some of the greatest hits through time.

Dance/Skate Party Saturdays
Saturdays (Excluding November 20, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
7-9 pm
(Dec 11, 8:30-10:30pm)
Listen to the coolest pop hits by DJ Boris while skating on the ice.

Skating with the Stars
Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green.


Friday, November 12, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, January 30, 2022 (All day)
Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

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