Check Out These Ice-Skating Rinks in DFW

The Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) area is a winter wonderland when it comes to ice skating. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a beginner, there’s a rink for you. From year-round indoor rinks to seasonal outdoor options, DFW offers a variety of ice-skating experiences that are perfect for family outings, date nights, or solo adventures. Let’s dive into some of the best places to lace up your skates!

Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center

Located at the Galleria Dallas, this rink is open daily year-round and offers a unique skating experience. During the holiday season, you’ll be skating around the nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree! They offer group classes and the cost for admission is $12 with an additional $5 for skate rental. Learn more

Children’s Health StarCenters

With 8 locations across DFW, these StarCenters offer public skating for $15 and free for kids three and younger. They also offer ice skating lessons and hockey camps. Skate rental is an additional $5. Learn more

Allen Community Ice Rink

Located inside the Allen Event Center, this rink is open year-round and offers introductory ice-skating classes for kids three and older. Public skating admission is $7 plus a $3 skate rental. Learn more

Ice at the Parks

Situated inside The Parks at Arlington Mall, this rink is open daily year-round. Public skating starts at $11 for youth and $13 for adults, and skate rental is $5. They offer group lessons for kids as young as three. Learn more

NYTEX Sports Centre

Home to the Lone Star Brahmas hockey team, this rink offers learn-to-skate lessons for children three and up. They also offer figure skating and hockey courses for kids starting at age six. Learn more

Stockyards Rodeo Rink

This seasonal rink in Fort Worth offers a unique skating experience with a Western twist. Open from late November to early January, admission is $20 for children ages 3–12 and $25 for adults, with skate rental included. Learn more

Peace Plaza Ice Rink

Located in historic downtown Grapevine, this outdoor rink is open from mid-November to early January. Admission is $20 and includes skate rental. Learn more

Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

This rink is part of the Gaylord Texan’s winter festivities and is open from early November to late December. Ice skating tickets are $22.99 per person. Learn more

Skate the Square

Located in the City of Frisco’s Frisco Square, this real ice-skating rink is open from mid-November to early January. Admission is $20 per person, with or without skate rentals. Learn more

Skating Under the Stars 

Located outside the Children’s Health Star Center in Farmers Branch, this outdoor rink is open from late November to early January. Admission is $10 per session, and skate rental is $5. Learn more


DFW offers a plethora of ice-skating options for everyone, from beginners to pros. Whether you’re looking for a year-round rink or a seasonal adventure, you’ll find it here. And remember, if you’re new to ice skating or getting back into it, it’s always a good idea to consult with professionals like those at The Hand and Wrist Institute for any concerns or injuries. Happy skating!


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Dr. John Knight

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