Local Places for Ice Skating Fun

January 27, 2024

Whether you're looking for a fun family outing or a romantic date night, ice skating is a fun winter activity and a memorable holiday tradition. We compiled below a list of rinks around the nearby area so you can go ice skating in and around Charlotte, the High Country and Western North Carolina. Plan a day trip for a fun activity to enjoy together and get a great workout too!

Please keep in mind that while every effort is made to provide the most up-to-date information, events are subject to change with or without notice so it's always best to confirm before attending.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd, Blowing Rock
Rink Size: 6000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
Hours: 12-2 PM, 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM- reservations required
Cost: $24 weekday, $24 weekend/holiday includes admission, skate rental and helmet, $3 extra for hockey skates. Lessons, birthday packages, and group rates are available.

Sugar Mountain Resort
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk
Rink Size: 10,000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
Hours: sessions offered at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm
Cost: $22 weekdays, $30 weekends & holidays per 1.5-hour session, ages 3 & 4 free with a ticketed adult, includes skate rental. Must be 3 or older to skate.

U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte NC 28214
Rink Size: 24,000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink and *NEW* Ice Trail!
Hours: 12pm -10pm
Cost: $25, Includes Skate Rental, Ice skating Single Activity Passes will only be available for purchase on-site.

Birkdale on Ice *NEW 2022*
Where: The Plaza at Birkdale Village, Birkdale Commons Parkway and Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC.
Season: November 19th, 2022, to January 16th, 2023.
Hours: Weekday 3 PM- 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 7 PM
Cost: $18 for adults and $14 for kids 12 and under. Includes skate rental

Pineville Ice House
400 Towne Centre Boulevard, Pineville
Rink Size: 17,000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
Open year-round
Hours: see public skating schedule on website
Cost: $15 per session, leagues & private instruction available

Forest City Christmas
108 East Main Street, Forest City
Rink Size: unknown, Outdoor Rink
2022/2023 Dates:  December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 6 PM - Close.
Cost: $8 per person, includes skates (Could not confirm, may have increased since 2021)

Iceless Skating Rink
201 S. Main St, Hendersonville
Rink Size: unknown, Outdoor Iceless rink
Hours:  Dec 2nd 3PM- 6 PM, Dec 3rd 1 PM - 4 PM
Cost: Free

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