The ICE at Discovery Green
The ICE is the largest outdoor ice skating surface in the Southwest. Discovery Green uses water from Kinder Lake to freeze the ice, and all equipment runs on Green Mountain Energy’s renewable energy, ensuring The ICE is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Cheap Skate Nights
Mondays, Nov. 18, Dec. 2–16, 2019, Jan. 6–13 & 27, 2020, 5–10 p.m.
On select Mondays this winter, glide around The ICE at Discovery Green for just $8 per person or $15 for a pair (includes tax and skate rental).
Theme Night Tuesdays
Tuesdays, Nov. 19, Dec. 3–17, 2019, Jan. 7–28, 2020, 7–9 p.m.
Skating with a twist - and a theme -where costumes are encouraged. Skaters who dress the part can skate for a discounted rate of $11 (including skate rental).
- Skating Through the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s: Nov. 19, 2019
- Harry Potter: Dec. 3, 2019
- Princesses: Dec. 10, 2019
- Ugly Sweaters: Dec. 17, 2019
- Star Wars: Jan. 7, 2020
- Super Heroes: Jan. 14, 2020
- Super Villains: Jan. 21, 2020
- H-Town Pride: Jan. 28, 2020
Skate Then Sip
Wednesdays, Dec. 4–18, 2019, Jan. 8 & 15, 2020, 7–9 p.m.
Skate Then Sip a specialty $3 mulled wine from the Lake House while listening to some of your favorite songs by Houston artists. Skaters are invited to show their H-Town pride by wearing Houston Rockets, Texans, Astros, Dynamo or Dash merchandise to skate from 5 to 10 p.m. at a discounted rate of $11 (including skate rental).
Special Skaters and Wheelchair Wednesdays
Wednesdays, Nov. 20 & 27, Dec. 4 & 18, 2019, Jan. 1, 15 & 29, 2020
These special evenings provide a welcoming environment with designated times for skaters with special physical and developmental challenges to enjoy The ICE. Special skaters are invited to take to The ICE with a friend, caregiver or family member to skate or roll. Visit www.discoverygreen.com/specialskaters for times and details. Please note: Non-motorized wheelchairs are always welcome on The ICE.
Fridays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 20 & 27, 2019, Jan. 3, 17–31, 2020, 7–9 p.m.
DJ Mohawk Steve, a light show and other festive elements make for fun Friday nights.
Skate with Santa and Storybook Stars!
Saturdays, Nov. 16, 2019–Feb. 1, 2020, 5–6 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to skate with Santa Claus (through Dec. 24) and other favorite characters, including Spider Man, Queen Elsa, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman and more.
Skating with the Stars
Sundays, Nov. 17, 2019–Feb. 2, 2020, 6:30–6:45 p.m.
On Sundays this winter, Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on The ICE. No program on Dec. 15, 2019, or Jan. 19, 2020.
Family Fun with Academy Sports + Outdoors
Saturdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 6–10 p.m.
Outdoor family fun featuring games on The ICE, a DJ and s’mores for the first 200 skaters.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 6–10 p.m.
Discovery Green kicks off its winter season with Frostival, an annual park-wide celebration featuring ice carving by Reverend Butter and DLG Ice Factory, skating on the ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®, ice photo opps, interactive ice sculptures and more. Admission is free; skating fees apply.
Rainbow on ICE
Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, 7–10 p.m.
The annual LGBTQ celebration at Discovery Green returns to The ICE with music by DJ Joe Ross. Admission is free; skating fees apply.
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