Can’t get enough Ice? Best Ice Skating in Dallas-Fort Worth

Ice skating at the Galleria Ice Rink

The metroplex has certainly received its fair share of ice over the last week. The hashtags #Icemageddon and #Icepocalypse2013 were trending for days. We did enjoy some great family time because of it. Honestly, though after day #3  cabin fever began to settle in hard. Now that we can get out of our houses again( well, most of us anyway), we are ready to enjoy family activities on the ice the way they were intended.  Here are some of the best outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks in  Dallas – Fort Worth.

Panther Island Ice   Fort Worth, Texas
Panther Island Ice will be Fort Worth’s FIRST outdoor ice skating rink. Complete with real ice, Panther Island Ice will offer public skating, Santa Claus appearances, seasonal music and fun for all ages. Come out this season and make ice skating a new holiday tradition!
Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 military discount) Skate Rental: $8.00
Klyde Warren Park  Skating Rink  Dallas , Texas
The rink is made of a synthetic ice skating surface called Super-Glide.  The rink is scheduled to be open December 13 through January 31. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 am-8 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10 am–10 pm; and Sunday, noon-6 pm. Free skate rentals on December 13 and free skating lessons on December 14-15. Skating will also be free every Tuesday.*
Admission: free Skate Rentals: $5.00 weekday/$10.00 weekends       **Anyone who owns ice skates can use the rink for free
Ice at the Parks Arlington, Texas
Arlington’s only Ice Skating rink. Opened in December of 2002. The skating surface is a full size regulation NHL size hockey rink.
Admission: $8.00 Adults/ $7.00 youth (6-13)/ Children- free Skate Rental: $3.00
Galleria Ice Skating Center Galleria Mall, Dallas Texas
Nestled among tons of restaurants and shops is the Galleria Ice Skating center. Come skate while admiring one of the tallest and beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the country. And, the Ice Skating Center gets much media acclaim as the “best place to people-watch in Dallas. All skaters using rental skates are required to wear socks. Once skaters have purchased the admission and skate rental tickets, you’re welcome to skate as long as you like during the public session. However, there is a ‘NO IN AND OUT POLICY’. Skaters are not allowed to come in and skate for awhile, leave the rink, and then come back later and skate on the same ticket.
Admission: $10.00 Skate Rental: $3.00


Polar Ice Grapevine Mills Mall, Grapevine Texas
Everything about Polar Ice is huge, including the outlet mall it’s connected to. The facility houses two NHL-regulation-sized rinks and offers a variety of organized activities to keep ice enthusiasts entertained. Known for offering the best skating and hockey classes in the area, there’s a program for all ages, even one for parents and their tots. On Friday and Saturday nights there’s a laser light show and a DJ spinning great tunes. Get a group together for some broom ball action on ice without skates, or reserve the snow day skate party so you and your friends may spin around in a snow-filled rink any time of the year.
Admission:$9.00 adult/$8.00 children(5 & younger)  Skate Rental: $4.00
NYTEX Sports Centre  North Richland Hills, Texas
Featuring 2 NHL-regulation-sized rinks and an Olympic-sized one, there’s plenty of space to enjoy all of the activities offered. Skating classes, hockey classes, clinics, birthday parties and events. Once you have worked up an appetite  slide over to the Italian restaurant inside and grab a pizza before you attempt your next Olympic skating move.
Admission: $7.00 adults/ $6.00 children  Skate Rental: $3.00 or bring your own
 Allen Community Ice Rink Allen,  Texas
Allen Community Ice Rink is a full- size, state-of-the-art ice surface measuring 85’ by 200’ with a general seating capacity for over 300 spectators. Amenities include locker rooms, skate sharpening, Pro Shop, meeting rooms, off-ice training areas, and skate rental. An on-ice harness is available as well.
Admission:  $5.00 admission for all  Skate Rental:$3.00