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Ice, Ice (Skating) Baby

we found the best places to ice-skate around Dallas-Fort Worth

If you’re like us, you enjoy taking part in the traditional wintery activities that come with the holidays. One in particular that we can’t wait to join in on is ice-skating. Sure, the first few minutes you’re trying not to fall down, but soon after you’ll be up for an ice-skating race with your kiddo in no time. To help make that a possibility, we found some must-try ice-skating spots around DFW.

Details are subject to change; make sure to check the location’s website before you go.

COLLIN

Allen Community Rink
Check website for open skate days and times.
$5 for entry; $3 for skate rental

Frisco Square
Christmas in the Square: Nov. 29–Dec. 20 Monday–Thursday from 4–9pm; Fridays from 4–10pm; Saturday–Sunday from noon–10pm; Dec. 21–Jan. 6 Monday–Friday from 3–10pm; Saturday–Sunday from noon–10pm
Weather permitting

Star Center Plano
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

Star Center Frisco
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

Star Center McKinney
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

DALLAS

Galleria Dallas
Available Monday–Sunday. Check website for times as it is subject to change.
$12 for admission; $3 for skate rental

Star Center Farmers Branch
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

City of Farmers Branch
Skating Under the Stars: Nov. 29–Dec. 19 Monday–Thursday 5–10pm; Friday–Sunday 2pm–midnight; Dec. 20–Jan. 5 Monday–Sunday 2pm–midnight; Jan. 6–Jan. 17 Monday–Thursday 5–10pm; Friday–Sunday 2pm–midnight
Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under; $5 for skate rental
Contact the Farmers Branch Star Center in case of inclement weather

Star Center Richardson
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

TARRANT

Gaylord Texan
Lone Star Christmas
Starting Nov. 15, hours and prices vary

Star Center Euless
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

Star Center Mansfield
Days and times vary. Check website for details.
$10 for ages 4 and up; Free for ages 3 and under

Parks Mall
Ice at the Parks
Open seven days a week
Monday from 11am–4pm; Tuesday–Thursday from 11am–5pm; Friday from 11:30am–5pm and 8–9:30pm; Saturday from 12:30–2:45pm, 4:45–6:30pm and 8–9:30pm; Sunday from 2–5pm
$10 for ages 14 and up; $8 for ages 6–13; Free for ages 5 and under; $4 for skate rental
All times subject to change; check website for details

Panther Island Ice
Nov. 22–Jan. 20; Monday–Thursday 3–10pm; Friday 3–11pm; Saturday 11am–11pm; Sunday 11am–10pm
Hours vary on holidays
$13 regular admission; $11 group discount; both include skate rental; various discounts available, check website for details


Not quite enough? Maybe you need some snow in your life. Check these options out.

Legacy Hall
Winter Onesieland Life Size Snow Globe
Dec. 13 from 9pm–midnight

Six Flags Over Texas
Holiday in the Park
Dates, times and prices vary

Gaylord Texan, Snow Tubes and Snow Throw
Lone Star Christmas
Starting Nov. 15, hours and prices vary

Know one we missed? Email us at editorial@dfwchild.com.

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