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3 Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks to Add to the Holiday Festivities

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What better way to welcome the holiday season than with some outdoor ice skating fun around the rink. With jackets, scarfs, mittens, and laced up skates you’re ready to take to the ice to cool down and enjoy the sights and sound of Christmas as you skate among the starry nights. The following rinks are offering some fun outdoor skating complete with special evening events at some and Christmas music to skate along to. Fun for the whole family. Relive some old memories as you skate around the rink a time or two and enjoy the night air among the brightest stars of the night.

1. Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Photo: Facebook/Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Enjoy the beauty of Fredericksburg as you stroll among its quaint little shops and restaurants by day and take in a little skating by night. An annual family holiday tradition. Eisbahn’s Outdoor Ice Skating is open beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving through the weekend of New Year’s Day. The rink draws skaters from all across Texas and the Hill Country. Locals and tourist alike enjoy the holiday celebration and proceeds of Eisbahn benefit the Heritage School, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg.

Located in Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, the downtown square at the corner of W Main and N Adams. $15.00 Come-and-go all-day pass. For more visit

2. The ICE at Discovery Green in Houston, Texas

Discovery Green

Photo: Facebook/Discovery Green

The ICE presented by Green Mountain Energy Company is a holiday favorite among Houstonians. Skate beneath the stars to the tunes of Christmas music as you take in the sight and sounds of the Christmas season beneath the beautiful downtown skyline. “This 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface is the largest in the Southwest,” states its Facebook page. They use “recycling water from Kinder Lake to freeze the ice, all equipment runs on renewable energy and even the ice rink border is made from recycled plastic material.”

Running from November 18th- Jan. 20, 2018, the ICE is fun for the whole family with theme nights and special events planned throughout. For tickets and more information on this quaint little rink nestled in downtown Houston visit

3. Arctic Fun at Moody Gardens: Ice Skating

Moody Gardens Ice Skating

Photo: Facebook/Moody Gardens

Feel the winter chill in the air as you lace up those skates and glide around the rink with the nearby view of Moody Garden’s festival of lights in the background. The areas only outdoor skating rink opens its doors each holiday season and invites you to enjoy the festivities of Moody Gardens and throws in your ticket to the rink in its Festival of Lights admission.

For tickets and more information on this holiday favorite by the beachfront of Galveston, Texas visit