The Ice at Discovery Green

Downtown

1492 Ratings

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The 7,200 sq. ft. open-air rink enables visitors to celebrate the festive winter season amid artistic murals and glass railings

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Promotional value expires Feb 2, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Only valid January 2 - February 2, 2014. Subject to weather. The ice rink may be closed at times due to weather conditions, such as unseasonably warm weather, lightning or rain. On the warmest days, the rink may be covered to protect the ice until 4 p.m., with opening delayed to that time. We apologize for any inconvenience. No refunds or exchanges due to weather. Not valid for express line. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Since its invention, ice skating has brought us countless thrilling hockey games, scores of inspiring figure-skating routines, and one unforgettable NBA season. Be like Darryl Dawkins in the '82–'83 season with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $12 for a 90-minute admission pass and skate rentals for two, valid Monday–Thursday ($24 value)
  • $15 for a 90-minute admission pass and skate rentals for two, valid Friday–Sunday ($24 value)
  • $24 for a 90-minute admission pass and skate rentals for four, valid Monday–Thursday ($48 value)
  • $30 for a 90-minute admission pass and skate rentals for four, valid Friday–Sunday ($48 value)

The lace-up and Velcro rental-skate sizes range from children's 9 to adults’ 14. Click here to see a list of special events as well as times when the rink is open to the public.

The Ice at Discovery Green

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.

Customer Reviews

1492 Ratings

Bring cash/quarters for the lockers for your personal items! Be ready for lots of fun!
Melanie W. · February 2, 2015
Great time!
Odila L. · January 31, 2015
Wear Big socks!
Derek W. · January 24, 2015
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    1500 McKinney St

    Houston, TX 77010

    +17134347465

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