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Skate Into the Holiday Spirit: 6 Must-Try Ice Skating Rinks in Atlanta, GA

Winter is here, and it's the perfect time to put on your skates and glide into the holiday spirit! Atlanta is known for its spectacular ice skating rinks, and this season, we've rounded up the six must-visit spots. From rooftop skating to private igloos, there's something for everyone! Whether you're a pro or just learning, grab your friends and family and head to one of these rinks for a day of festive fun. So, let's dive in and check out the cool features of these Atlanta ice skating rinks!

Skate the Station at Atlantic Station

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by lacing up your skates and hitting the ice? Atlanta has some of the best ice skating rinks around, and we've rounded up the top must-try spots. From Skate the Station at Atlantic Station to the Rink at Park Tavern, there's something for everyone.


Skate the Station at Atlantic Station: Location, Date and Time: Located in the heart of Midtown at Atlantic Station, you won't have to travel far to experience the magic of this outdoor skating rink. Open from November 17th through January 15th, 2024, you have plenty of time to plan your visit.

Features: Skate the Station is the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southeast, making it the perfect spot for a family outing or date night. With festive lights and picturesque views of the city, you'll feel immersed in a winter wonderland. The rink is open every day of the week, with different hours on the weekends.


Ticket Information: Tickets must be purchased online in advance, and walk-ups are not permitted. General admission is $17 plus a small reservation fee, but season passes are available if you plan on hitting the ice multiple times throughout the season. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Skate the Station at Atlantic Station is a must-visit spot this holiday season!





Avalon on Ice

Avalon on Ice is a beloved holiday tradition that returns every year to Avalon in Alpharetta. This Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is monumental and welcomes skaters of all levels to lace up their skates and glide on the ice. This year, the rink will be open from November 19th to January 15th, so don't miss the chance to indulge in the holiday spirit. With a range of events and activities, from couples' nights to family fun days, there's something for everyone. Ticket information is available on their website, so make sure to grab them before they sell out!




Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market

Skating on a rooftop? Only Ponce City Market can make that a reality! Skate the Sky transforms the roof into a winter wonderland, complete with an ice skating rink, private igloos, and a roaring fireplace. And this year, they’re introducing Friday Night Ice! Groove to classic tunes from the 80's and 90's while skating. The exact date for the rink's opening has not been announced yet, but it usually starts around Thanksgiving and runs till early January. Don't forget to grab your tickets in advance to avoid any disappointments. With its picturesque views and frosty ambiance, Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market is not to be missed! Get all the details in our article.




Lanier Islands

Location, Date and Time: Looking for a full day of wintery fun? Look no further than Snow Island at Margaritaville in Lanier Islands, Buford. From November 11th to the end of season (date TBA), enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, a snow play area, fire pits and so much s’more! This holiday makeover makes Margaritaville’s lakefront paradise look almost unrecognizable. Features: Whether you want to spend your day tubing down the snow hills, or gliding around the ice rink, Snow Island has got you covered. With a variety of snow inspired activities, there's something for everyone at Lanier Islands. Warm up by one of their fire pits or in their cozy food and drink cabins throughout the day.


Ticket Information: General admission starts at around $37 dollars for three hour sessions with varying discounts for children and seniors. You can also purchase a season pass at around $100 dollars if you plan on going regularly. Due to the high demand, booking tickets early is highly encouraged. So grab your mittens, bundle up and head to Lanier Islands for a day to remember!


The Rink at Park Tavern

The covered ice rink at The Rink at Park Tavern is the perfect spot for you to skate and relax or relax and skate during the holiday season. With a state-of-the-art sound system and an 85-foot-long and 40-foot-wide rink, it’s definitely a party at Piedmont at the Park Tavern’s beloved ice rink. Made possible by Pepsi Zero and with views of the Atlanta skyline, this experience is definitely one to write home about! Opening Thanksgiving weekend and remaining open through Jan. 15, 2024, The Rink at Park Tavern definitely deserves a spot on your holiday bucket list. General admission tickets are $17, plus a reservation fee. Book your tickets in advance because walk-ins are not permitted! Check out their website for all the rules and regulations.




Conclusion: Now that we’ve covered some of the most exciting ice-skating rinks in Atlanta, it’s time to head out and experience the holiday spirit! Whip out those skates, take your family, friends or significant other along, and have a blast skating on the ice. With a range of indoor and outdoor arenas and so many exciting events to attend, you’re sure to find a rink that fits your vibe.

Be sure to catch Skate the Station at Atlantic Station, revel in the majestic and elegant Avalon on Ice or experience Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market. For those looking for a full day of fun, head to Margaritaville at Lanier Islands or Sugar Hill's Have An ICE Day. And, of course, there’s the classic ice-skating experience to be had at The Rink at Park Tavern.

Whatever you choose, make sure you bundle up, wear plenty of layers, and have a great time! Don't forget to check the rinks' websites for updated information on safety protocols and rules. Skating into the holiday season has never been this much fun!


 


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