Ice Skating

It’s time to lace up those skates and zip around on the ice. Create wonderful memories with the whole family while bundled up and jolly. Get ready to glide your way through the season at these special rinks.

Astor Holiday Rink at St. Regis Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Ave., Atlanta; 404-223-4412
Hours: Through Jan. 19. Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-10 p.m.; Fri., 4:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Holidays have special hours; see centennialpark.com for details.
Cost: $10 per person for 90 minutes; includes skate rental.
Downtown Atlanta’s largest outdoor rink offers covered observation seating, theatrical lighting, real ice and holiday music.

The Rink at Park Tavern

500 10th St. NE, Atlanta; 404-249-0001
Hours: Through Feb. 18. Mon.-Fri., 4:30 p.m.-midnight; Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-midnight. Additional times during school holiday breaks.
Cost: $15 per person for all day; includes skate rental.
Inside the heated tent, groove to the sound system and enjoy rink-side dining.

Atlantic Station

17th St., Atlanta. 404-410-4010.
Hours: Through Feb. 15. Opens daily at 3 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $13; ages 5 and younger, $10
A 10,000-square-foot, open-air ice skating rink.

Avalon

2200 Avalon Blvd. Alpharetta. 770-765-2000.
Hours: Open through Feb.28. Visit experienceavalon.com for hours.
Cost: Admission including skates, $16.
A rink surrounded by twinkling lights, a gingerbread house and other holiday decorations.

Astor Holiday Rink at St. Regis Atlanta 

88 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta; 404-563-7797
Hours: Through Jan. 4. Mon.-Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: Pre-register. Adults, $30 per hour; ages 15 and younger, $18 per hour; price includes skate rental. Reservations recommended.
 Ice rink is set atop the outdoor pool and covered, on the sixth-floor terrace of the St. Regis hotel. Families can purchase hot cocoa-and-s’mores refreshment packages; other items available from the menu.

The Pavilion in Olde Town

949 S. Main St., Conyers; 770-554-7506; icedays.com
Hours: Through Feb. 8. Check website for hours.
Cost: $8 per person; skate rental, $2.
Enjoy festive tunes while you skate with “Penny Penguin.”

The Polar Rink at Lake Lanier Island Resort

7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford; 770-945-8787; lakelanierislands.com
Hours: Through Dec. 31. Visit website for holiday hours.
Cost: Skating is free after 5pm with purchase of entry into Lanier Islands Christmas. Car of 1-9 passengers, $30 entry fee.
Enjoy skating at this Coca- Cola themed rink.

-- Hayley Markowitz