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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.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd, Blowing Rock
Rink Size: 6000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: November 27 - March 22 (weather permitting)
Hours: noon-2pm, 2:30–4:30pm, 7–9pm
Cost: $18 weekday, $20 weekend/holiday includes admission, skate rental and helmet, $3 extra for hockey skates. Lessons, birthday packages and group rates available.

Sugar Mountain Resort
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk
Rink Size: 10,000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: early November through March, weather permitting
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 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
2019/2020 Season Dates: November 23 - March 21
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 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
2019/2020 Season Dates: November 19 - mid February
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.

Holiday on Ice 
NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Charlotte
Rink Size: 7000 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: November 15 - January 5
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
2019/2020 Season Dates: Grand Opening November 29th
Hours: see website
Cost: $12 per 2hrs, $5 skate rental, classes & lessons available

The Speedpark at Concord Mills
8461 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord
Rink Size: 4200 sq ft, Outdoor Rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: November 16 - January 21
Hours: see website
Cost: $12 per day, includes skates; season passes available

*UPDATED* Not happening 2019/2020 season

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: $8 per session, $2 skate rental; leagues & private instruction available

Forest City Christmas
108 East Main Street, Forest City
Rink Size: unknown, Outdoor Rink
2019/2020 Season Dates: November 28 - January 1
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 5-9 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: 11am-7pm daily, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from noon-7pm
Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 10 & younger, per 45 minute session, includes skates



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