The frosty rink at Americas Ice Garden is always abuzz with wintry activity, hosting skaters ready to carve out figure eight8s during public hours or rehearse for impending competitions at freestyle skates. Athletes just breaking into the sport can attend skating and hockey classes, or commit to two weeks of drama and vocal exercises of saying "triple lutz" 10 times fast at ice-theater camps. The fun but demanding camps culminate in a production staged on the ice for a crowd of spectators. When thespians clear out, the rink is free to once again host parties or broomball matches.
Sunlight streams through 12 stories' worth of glass prisms, exploding into rainbows that dance on the trees, plants, and spouting fountains that fringe the well-chilled oval at its home in the heart of the Plaza of the as. The prisms are suspended in a next-door atrium, home to many shops and cultural attractions near the ice garden, including the Dallas Museum of Art.
In the summer of 2002, a fire devoured the walls of Super Skate, and from those ashes a revived facility was born. In 2003, skaters found it freshly equipped with modern technology and a rink of maple hardwood. Atop the gleaming surface, athletes clad in rental skates or rollerblades perfect their figure eights during open hours and birthday parties. Even the teensiest skaters can glide around with the help of wheeled support apparatuses or the hands of their imaginary friends. A rinkside snack bar replenishes dwindling energy beside an arcade and a prize counter loaded with colorful toys and trinkets. After hours, adults seize control of the space for BYOB bashes that stretch into the wee hours. A projection TV splashes scenes across an expansive canvas, entertaining attendees at fundraising events and other large gatherings.
Whether a tiny size 2 or a giant 15, feet of all sizes can slip into renter roller skates and take to the rink at Southern Skates. Skaters of all ages are encouraged to glide, twirl, and show of their foot wheelie skills during a variety of open skate times, including times specifically designated for kids. Groups can rent the entire rink for a birthday party or corporate event, and the snack bar onsite sates appetites with pizzas, funnel cakes, and beverages.
For more than three decades, the Hudson family has fostered a fun, safe environment for exercise at Red Bird Skateland. The glossy roller rink welcomes the public during open skate hours, and hosts birthday parties as well. Bashes can be held during public skate hours, or birthday kids can opt for private celebrations, which lets partygoers skate unimpeded by strangers after feasting on cake.
A coalition of ice arenas endorsed by the Dallas Stars, Dr Pepper StarCenters help nurture athletes of all ages and skill levels with activities on or off the ice. Dr Pepper StarCenters house NHL-regulation ice-hockey rinks that host hockey leagues for players of all ages, eradicating the need to play on dangerous frozen lakes dotted with irritable frozen geese. StarCenters' skate academies instill students with the fundamentals of ice hockey or figure skating, allowing them to progress to hockey leagues and local skating competitions if they choose. To warm up after laps around the Euless ice rink, skaters can check out the onsite baseball stadium, batting cages, soccer fields, and Texas Star Golf Course. All locations are open for birthday parties and special events; see each location's website for details.
Forum Roller World’s vast polished hardwood floor stretches below a similarly vast ceiling outfitted with festive lights. And between the two? A scrum of roller skaters gliding, weaving, and figure-eighting to the tune of music such as hip-hop and gospel. This large facility welcomes skaters of all levels to slip into a pair of skates and cruise the floors. On Sunday nights until 1 a.m., adults rule the roost, where they can skate at their own speed without having to dodge children or re-oil their training wheels.