The Ice is nice at Discovery Green

- The winter season kicks off tonight at Discovery Green 6:00 - 10:00pm and the Ice rink officially opens.

Ice Rink Hours:

  • Monday – Friday:  5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11pm)
  • Saturday & School Holidays*: 11 am-11 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
  • Thanksgiving Day: 11 am-11 pm
  • Christmas & New Year’s Eve: 11 am-7 pm
  • Christmas & New Year’s Day: 1-7 pm
  • MLK Day: 11 am – 10 pm (Jan. 21)

*School Holidays (HISD) include: Nov. 19-23; Dec. 24-28 & 31; Jan. 1-4 & 21

The ICE rink hours will be affected by private events 12/16, 1/13 and 1/20.

The ice rink may be closed or delayed at times due to weather conditions. Call 713.434.RINK (7465) for updates and check for closures and other delays.


  • General admission: $11 admission. $4 skate rental. (Tax Included)
  • Members: $11 (Free skate rental)
  • Group Rate: $13 includes tax and skate rental (Parties and groups request)
  • Cheap Skate Night: $15 for 2 or $8 for 1. Not available during school holidays.

Ticket sales support Discovery Green Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of park visitors and other friends to maintain the park and to fund the more than 600+ free events held here every year.

This is a Houston tradition open to everyone. 

The "Ice Box" is a separate, pint-sized rink for skaters shorter than 45" tall or below the age of 4.

If you are a non-motorized wheelchair user, you are welcome to enjoy the rink in your own wheelchair. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on the ice rink. Motorized wheelchairs are not permitted on the ice rink. Admission for the wheelchair user is free. 

Ice Rink Events, a Houston-based designer, manufacturer, installer, and operator of ice rinks around the globe, transforms Kinder Lake’s model boat basin into a holiday skating destination each winter season at the park. The expanded rink uses equipment that runs on renewable energy and even the ice rink border is made from recycled plastic materials

Want to make it a group event? The ICE at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy is perfect for church groups, daycare and school field trips, scout outings, birthdays, and company parties. Advance reservations are REQUIRED. Click here to complete your Group Registration Request. Email: or call 713-434-RINK (7465) if you have any questions. 



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