Lace up those skates and grab a hat, it’s time to go ice skating, Atlanta families

Atlanta is known as “Hotlanta” for a reason—our summer’s are all about sun and heat. And while we may not get snow in the winter, Atlanta still offers up plenty of wintry fun for families. Whether you head out of town to ski for the weekend, take a day trip to a nearby tubing hill, or head to one of the seasonal Atlanta ice skating rinks that pop up around this time of year, there’s no denying Atlanta knows how to play it cool. So chillax Hotlanta, and check out the coolest spots around.

Here’s Where to Go Ice Skating in Atlanta This Winter

1. 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 a holiday highlight.

Cost: $16/person, price includes skate rentals
Dates & Times:
Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. noon-8 p.m.

1380 Atlantic Dr.

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2. The Rink at Park Tavern

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, families can hit the ice, relax in private cabanas and bubble tents, gather round stone fire pits to cook s’mores, and catch their favorite teams and holiday movies on numerous flatscreen TVs.

Insider Tip: The rink has extended ice skating hours from December 19-30. 

Cost: $15-$20/person
Nov. 25, 2022-Jan. 16, 2023

500 10th St. N.E.

3. 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. Afterward, grab dinner at one of the nearby restaurants—look for the outdoor igloos for extra points—and enjoy the lights. 

Cost: $18/person; $14/kids (9 & under); includes skate rentals
Nov. 20, 2022-Jan. 16, 2023

400 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA

4. Covington Ice Days

You are going to love the real ice that's featured at this spot. And if you time your visit right, you may even get to spot the zamboni. This outdoor rink is 100% covered, so it's open no matter the weather. Plus families can just show up and skate—no reservations or waiting necessary. 

Cost: $12/person; $3/skate rental
Dates: Nov. 17, 2022-Feb. 19, 2023

Legion Field
3173 Mill St. N.E.
Covington, GA

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5. 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.

Cost: $30/adult; $22/kid
Through Jan. 8, 2023

Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E.

6. 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. No reservations are required.

Cost: $12/person; $3 rental skates
Nov. 18, 2022-Feb. 12, 2023

949 S. Main St.
Conyers, GA

7. 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 addition to ice skating, families can go snow tubing, enjoy carnival rides, make snow angels, and taste delicious s’mores and hot chocolate when the visit this seriously amazing destination. It's the winter wonderland Atlanta families crave this time of year.

Insider Tip: Santa will be there to take winter wishes December 3, 4, 10, 11 & 17-20.

Cost: $35-$50
Nov. 19, 2022-Feb. 26, 2023

650 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
Buford, GA

8. Pullman Yards

New this year, families can skate outside at Pullman Yards open-air ice rink. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays it's a great spot to take the kids for some fresh air and exercise in the winter. Kids skate for just $12 and rentals are available. And if you live in the area, take advantage of $2 Skate Tuesdays. 

225 Rogers St. N.E.

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Additional reporting by Taylor Clifton

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