Although there are many indoor ice rinks in the metro area that operate year-round, there is something idyllic about open-air skating. It may or may not be cold, but the skating will be great.
Here are the places across the Atlanta area where you glide through the holiday season.
Note: Outdoor ice rinks often close due to warm or inclement weather, so call ahead to be sure the venue is open.
Open Nov. 21 through Feb. 14; 4-10 p.m. Mon-Thurs.; 3 p.m-11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays; 3 p.m. to 9p.m. Sundays. Atlantic Station. District Street at 17 1/2 and 18th streets.$13, adults, unlimited skating. $10, seniors, military, students, children under 5. Group rates available. 404-410-4010 atlanticstation.com/event/skate-atlantic-station/
Astor Rink at St. Regis Hotel
Open Nov. 21 through Jan. 3; noon-9 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends; Special hours December 19 through December 24: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; December 25: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Adults $30 per hour; Children under 13, $18 per hour plus tax and 20% service charge ( includes skate rental) Reservations recommended. St. Regis Atlanta. 88 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-563-7797, www.stregisatlanta.com.
Avalon on Ice
Glide across an outdoor ice rink similar in size to the famous Rockefeller Center in New York. Nov. 22-Jan. 24. 3:30-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; noon-7 p.m. Sundays. $18 including skates, kids $12 (only valid Mon-Thursday 3:30-6PM). Group and private lessons available. 770-765-1000, www.experienceavalon.com.
Southwest Rink at Park Tavern
Nov. 26 through Feb. 17; 4:30 - midnight Mon. Fri. Sat. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight. (Adults only 8:30-midnight; 10:30 p.m. session is 21 and older); $15 (includes skates). $20 Friday and Saturday.; Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-0001, www.parktavern.com/ice-rink.
Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink
Opens Nov. 21 through Jan. 10; Monday-Thursday 4:30 -10 p.m.; Friday 4:30-11p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; $12, includes rental. $9 for students/ military; Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W. Atlanta. 404-223-4412, www.centennialpark.com.
Ice Rink @ Sugar Hill
Opens November 13 through Jan. 31, hours vary; adults (13 & up) $10, kids, $8. $2 skate rental. Behind Sugar Hill City Hall, 5039 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill, (770) 945-6716 icerinkatsugarhill.com.
Olde Town Conyers Pavilion
Opens Nov. 14 through Feb. 9; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; weekends vary; Adults, $10, children 7 and under $8, includes skate rental. Olde Town Conyers Pavilion, 949 S. Main St., Conyers. 706-237-9796, www.icedays.com.
Winter Adventure at Lanier Islands
Opens Nov. 20 through Jan. 5 with selected dates through Feb. 15. Hours vary, check the calendar. A variety of winter attractions including ice skating. Adults $20-$35, children & seniors $15-$25. 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 770-945-8787, www.lanierislands.com/winteradventure.