The Ice at Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010 Directions
Today 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
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Report | 4 days ago
Bring change for the lockers! The food stand next door will not break a 20 and the change machine was broken as well. It cost a $1.50 for the lockers and you'll definitely need it for your shoes, purse, etc.
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Nice place to be with family
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Went on a Wednesday and the crowd was minimal. My kids had an absolute blast!
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Report | 2 months ago
come prepaired with gloves/mitts, cap and thick socks on cold days.
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Perfect on weeknight- not too crowded
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Bring cash/quarters for the lockers for your personal items! Be ready for lots of fun!
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Report | 2 months ago
Great time!
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Report | 2 months ago
we had dinner at "The Lake House" before skating. Very reasonable.
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Report | 2 months ago
The Ice was slightly melted, and the staff should have taken the machine around to smooth out the ice. Outside of that, it was a lot of fun!
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Bring a change of clothes in case you fall
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As daylight hours wane and temperatures drop, Discovery Green transforms Kinder Lake?s model-boat basin into a 7,200-square-foot open-air ice rink, beckoning visitors and locals alike to embrace the winter season. The cheerful sounds of Christmas carols, upbeat world music, and swing tunes emanate from the sound system as skaters gracefully glide past the site's colorful glass railings and mural-bedecked kiosks. In a separate children's area beside the main rink, toddlers and their parents can play on their own section of ice while safely avoiding faster-paced skating traffic. Special events also lend their own festive air to the attraction, where guests can watch live jazz bands or skate alongside Santa Claus.

To keep the ice at a constant and chilly 22 degrees, the rink conceals more than 17 miles of cooling pipes beneath its friction-defying surface. Recycled water from Kinder Lake helps create a cool, even skating surface, and the entire attraction siphons its power from renewable energy sources instead of coal buttons stolen from snowmen. Additionally, an onsite snack shop keeps bellies warm and cheeks ruddy with cups of coffee and hot cocoa, as well as hearty snacks including roasted peanuts, cookies, and belgian waffles.

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