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10+ Nearby Places for Ice Skating Fun

November 19, 2019


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.

Catawba Farms
1670 Southwest Blvd, Newton
Rink Size: 3200 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
Hours: 12 PM - 8 PM, W-Sun
Cost: $10 Kids, $15 Adults, skate rental included. 

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: $18 weekday, $21 weekend/holiday includes admission, skate rental and helmet, $3 extra for hockey skates. Lessons, birthday packages, and group rates available.
See COVID safety precautions 

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: $19 weekdays, $26 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.

Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain

Rink Size: 7000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
2020/2021 Season Dates: Dec. 11 - Jan 2
Hours: sessions offered at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, (Fri & Sat) 8pm
Cost: $20 weekdays, $22 weekends & holidays per 2-hour session, 4 and under free with a ticketed adult, includes skate rental.

U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte NC 28214
Rink Size: 17,000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
Hours: weekdays 12pm -10pm weekends 10am - 10pm
Cost: $20, Includes Skate Rental, Ice skating Single Activity Passes will only be available for purchase on-site.
COVID info: Limited capacity, reservation required.

Holiday on Ice  
NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Charlotte
Rink Size: 7000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
Canceled for 2020, may return in 2021
Hours: see website
Cost: $12 admission (per day), $4 skate rental (Card only on-site)

SouthPark's Winter Wonderland 
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte
Rink Size: 5000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
RETURNS IN 2021
Hours: see website
Cost: $12 per 2hrs, $5 skate rental, classes & lessons available

Pineville Ice House
400 Towne Centre Boulevard, Pineville
Rink Size: 17,000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: open year-round
Hours: see public skating schedule on website
Cost: $15 per session, leagues & private instruction available
COVID Info here

Forest City Christmas
108 East Main Street, Forest City
Rink Size: unknown, Outdoor Rink
2020/2021 Dates: Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 6- 8:45 PM.
Cost: $8 per person, includes skates

Iceless Skating Rink
201 S. Main St, Hendersonville
Rink Size: unknown, Outdoor Iceless rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: December 18 - January 1
Hours: 11 am - 6 pm daily, Christmas Eve 11 am-3 pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11 am-3 pm, and New Year’s Day from 1 pm - 6 pm
Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 10 & younger, per 45 minute session, includes skates. 



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