Take a Spin! Ice Skating Rinks Near Atlanta for Fresh Air & Frosty Fun

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When you need some fresh air this winter, frozen fun can be found at one of Atlanta’s nearby outdoor ice skating rinks. From Rockefeller-inspired to sweetly small town, you’ll find just the right scene for your skaters to slice the ice. Keep reading on our favorite outdoor Atlanta ice skating rinks, below.

Avalon on Ice

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice! This monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back and just calling you to hit the rink. Afterwards, grab dinner at one of the nearby restaurants—look for the outdoor igloos for extra points—and enjoy the lights.

Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 12-7 p.m., holidays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; $18/ person or $14/ ages 9 & under, includes skate rentals

400 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, Ga
Online: experienceavalon.com

The Rink at Park Tavern

Following safety protocols and guidelines from the CDC and State and Georgia, the 85-foot long and 40-foot wide covered rink at Park Tavern is heated and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. Complimented by Park Tavern’s dog-friendly, expansive patio overlooking Piedmont Park and the Mid-town skyline, guests can hit the ice, relax in private cabanas and bubble tents, gather round stone fire pits and cook s’mores, and catch their favorite teams and holiday movies on numerous flatscreen TVs.

Mon.-Fri. 4:30 p.m.-midnight, Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m.-midnight; $15-20/ person

500 10th St. NE
Atlanta, Ga
Online: parktavern.com

Skate the Station

Lace up for Atlanta’s largest outdoor ice rink at Atlantic Station, situated near the great lawn. With holiday music, twinkling lights, and plenty of places to pick up hot cocoa (or get your holiday shopping done), we guarantee it’ll be holiday highlight.

Mon.-Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 12-8 p.m.; $15/ person, price includes skate rentals

1380 Atlantic Dr.
Atlanta, Ga
Online: atlanticstation.com

Skate the Sky

With breathtaking views of Atlanta’s skyline, The Roof at Ponce City Market is transforming the Rooftop Terrace into a Winter Dreamland featuring an ice skating rink high above Atlanta, private igloos for rent, and festive hot cocktails to keep you warm under the winter sky! Ice skating reservations include general admission to The Roof, ice skate rentals with 50 minutes of ice skating, and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park (when available).

Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. most days, but 21 & up in the evenings—check website for special events and times during the season; Adult tickets are $30 (12 and older) and Child tickets are $22 (5-11 years old).

675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, Ga
Online: poncecityroof.com


Olde Town Conyers on Ice

Olde Town on Ice Conyers is the longest running outdoor ice rink in Georgia, with real ice. Enjoy the small town atmosphere and stay for the concession stand. Private party areas for birthday parties or gatherings are also available.

Schedule varies by week, see online calendar for details; $13 per skater includes rental skates if needed; No Reservations Required; Credit and Debit Cards accepted

949 S. Main St.
Conyers, Ga
Online: icedays.com

Frosty’s Ice Rink at Lake Lanier

Safe Harbor Development has invested 3.5 million into Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and transformed the summertime destination into a winter wonderland – License to Chill: Snow Island. In the past the holiday rink has been plastic, but now it’s back to real ice!

Go snow tubing, practice skating on the ice rink, enjoy carnival rides, make snow angels, and taste delicious s’mores and hot chocolate, in addition to hitting the rink. See website for hours. $49.99; ages 3-7, $39.99; ages 2 and younger, free; activity/ride ticket, $2.50 each; gate fee, $20.

7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
Online: margaritavilleresorts.com

Featured image by iStock.

—Shelley Massey



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