Since 2006, ice-bound visitors have laced up their hockey and figure skates and shined their curling rocks before taking to the rinks at Extreme Ice Center. The center’s pair of NHL regulation-size rinks hosts public-skating sessions each day of the week, as well as private figure-skating lessons, broomball and curling matches, and USA Hockey–sanctioned programs for youths and adults. The center is the practice facility of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers.
Off the ice, visitors will find a fitness center and ballet academy, as well as Center Ice Tavern, located between the ice rinks. It slings chicken wings, quesadillas, and draft beers to help skaters overcome the hunger developed during a multihour sit spin.
In the 1960s, husband and wife John and Kate Grice strolled around Rankin Lake, wondering what they could do to help the kids in their neighborhood find gainful entertainment. John whimsically suggested roller-skating, and his idea took root. The pair soon opened the doors to the brand new Kate's Skating Rink. Their creation became the family business, and is now run from two locations by their grandchildren. The rink entertains fun-lovers of all ages with an arcade, multi-level indoor playground, and, of course, the vast and well-maintained skating rink.
For most of the year, the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza is merely a slab of brick and concrete. But around the holidays, it transforms into something magical: Holiday On Ice. Starting November 20, skaters can zip around the freshly laid ice that stretches across the plaza.
Dig out those old skates collecting dust in the closet and try out those old skating tricks on the rink at Ice House in Charlotte.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're up for an exhilarating work-out or maybe just a casual skate around rink with the kids, check out Statesville Skateland in Statesville.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Seasoned skaters and amateurs will both appreciate the well-maintained, well-lit rink at Kate's Skating Rink in Shelby.
Looking for a bite to eat? This club also has an awesome restaurant.
Bring the whole clan to this club — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.