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The Top 5 Ice Skating Rinks in Houston

The Top 5 Ice Skating Rinks In Houston

How We Picked

Reasonable Rates – This is primarily based on admission and rental fees. We also looked into the kinds of discounts available at each place.
Facilities – We assessed the cleanliness, safety, and comfortability of each rink. This includes waiting areas, toilets, meeting rooms, and lockers.
Location – Aside from the maintenance of its own facilities, we looked at the surrounding establishments. We wanted somewhere that was safe, kid-friendly, and convenient.
Customer Service – This is based on the professionalism of the staff at each venue. We’re looking for friendliness, promptness, knowledge, etc.

1. Ice at the Galleria

Ice at the Gallerias' Homepage

Website: https://www.iceatthegalleria.com/ 

Address: 5015 Westheimer Rd Suite #1260, Houston, TX 77056, United States

Contact Information: +1 713-621-1500

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday 12:15 AM–7 PM
  • Monday 11 AM–8:15 PM
  • Tuesday 11 AM–8:15 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM–6 PM
  • Thursday 11 AM–5:30 PM
  • Friday 10 AM–9 PM
  • Saturday 11:15 AM–9 PM
Google Reviews Score4.4/5
TripAdvisor Reviews Score4/5
Total Reviews Score5/5
Score Consistency4.2/5
Reasonable Rates4/5
Customer Service4/5


  • No time limit for skate sessions
  • Convenient location


  • No ‘In and Out’ policy
  • Crowded facilities

Ice at the Galleria is a year-round indoor ice rink in the Center Food Court of the Houston Galleria. It’s a pretty good place for ice skating in public.

They also offer Learn to Skate classes, Broomball, group events, birthday parties, and camps. We appreciate the efforts to interact as a community.

One thing we like is that after paying admission and rental fees, you can skate for as long as you like! We really made the most out of our time there.

However, you should remember that they have a ‘no in and out’ policy. If you have to leave, you’re going to have to pay the admission fees again, which would be pretty inconvenient.

General admission is $15.50, with skate rental being $5.25. Meanwhile, children 5 years and under can get in for $13, which is great for parents.

This is a fairly reasonable price, especially given the unlimited skate time. There’s also a military discount of $18 for both admission and skate rental.

However, there are some cheaper admission fees on our list, if you’re on a tighter budget.

There can also be a lot of people in and around the ice rink. If you’re after a calmer or more private experience, this may not be the place for you.

The crowd also means that the ice isn’t as well-maintained as other places. This means that the ice can get really wet, dirty, and warm, which definitely isn’t ideal.

2. The Ice Rink at the Woodlands Town Center

The Ice Rink at the Woodlands Town Center's Homepage

Website: https://www.thewoodlandsicerink.com/ 

Address: 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381, United States

Contact Information: +1 281-419-5630

Operating Hours:

  • Sun 12PM-6PM
  • Mon-Thurs 3PM-9PM
  • Fri 3PM-11PM
  • Sat 10AM-11PM
Google Reviews Score4.1/5
TripAdvisor Reviews Score3.5/5
Total Reviews Score4/5
Score Consistency3.9/5
Reasonable Rates4/5
Customer Service4/5


  • Well-maintained ice
  • Varying prices


  • May be overcrowded

The Ice Rink at the Woodlands Town Center is a 21,000-square-foot multipurpose facility. It sits at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at the corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines.

 It’s only open seasonally, usually from November to January, which makes sense. Still, we would love to see this place open in the hotter seasons.

They recommend booking your session in advance to assure a spot. We like that you have this option, because nothing dampens your spirits more than when you get to the rink and have to wait a couple hours.

The admission fee will get you 1 hour and 45 minutes of time on the ice and skate rental. Pricing varies depending on the week, but it’s usually around $9-$13.

We noticed that the rental skates are pretty old, so we recommend bringing your own pair if you can.

The ice is nice and cold, which means it’s well-maintained. We really appreciate this because it’s not only comfortable but also generally safer for skating.

However, the place can definitely be overcrowded sometimes. This means longer waiting times, and poorer service quality as well.

You also can’t skate very fast in crowded rinks, so pros who are looking to warm up and practice a little may not have the best time here.

3. Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex


Website: http://www.aerodromes.com/ 

Address: 8220 Willow Pl Dr N, Houston, TX 77070, United States

Contact Information: +1 281-847-5283

Operating Hours: Daily 10AM-9PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews Score4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5
Reasonable Rates4/5
Customer Service4/5


  • Parking area
  • Group discounts


  • Overcrowded
  • No outside food allowed

The Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex is a pretty big establishment dedicated to ice skating. Aside from public skating, there’s skate lessons, figure skating, and hockey.

Admission is $11 a person, with registered Aerodrome program members having a discount at $8. Skate rentals cost $6, which is a pretty reasonable price.

They also have military and first responder discounts at $8. We also learned that if you come in a group of at least 12, you can pay $11 for both admission and skate rentals per person!

There are also walker rentals for $5-$10 on a first come, first served basis. We unfortunately arrived at peak hours, and there was a long line waiting for the walkers.

The place can also get pretty crowded at these times. Big groups come in, and this usually means a group blocking big sections of the ice, which we don’t love.

There are rooms for rent at $75 per hour. You’re not allowed to bring food from outside (except for birthday cakes) but you can order from their own restaurant, Ice Box.

There’s pizza, hotdogs and corn dogs, nachos, churros, popcorn, and snacks. It’s pretty convenient that there’s a restaurant right there, for after-skate snacks with your friends.

4. Ice Skate Memorial City


Website: http://skatememorialcity.com/ 

Address: 303 Memorial City Way #902, Houston, TX 77024, United States

Contact Information: +1 713-463-9296

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday 12:30–5 PM
  • Monday 11 AM–1:45 PM
  • Tuesday 11 AM–5 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM–1:45 PM
  • Thursday 11 AM–5 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 1:30–6 PM
Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Facebook Reviews Score4/5
Total Reviews Score4/5
Score Consistency4.1/5
Reasonable Rates5/5
Customer Service4/5


  • Affordable fees
  • No time limit for skate sessions


  • Parking can be difficult

Ice Skate Memorial City is inside, you guessed it, Memorial City Mall. They’re operated and maintained by Rink Management Services Corporation.

Aside from open skate hours, they also have a range of other fun activities. These include skate lessons, freestyle figure skating, and co-ed hockey games.

These all sound like a lot of fun, so we were happy to hear about that. They also have meeting rooms for events, team gatherings, and birthday parties.

Admission is $10, and if you need to rent skates, they’re available for an extra $5. There’s no time limit on the skate sessions, as long as they stay within the open skate hours.

It’s pretty good pricing, if we do say so ourselves. There are also skate aids available for beginners, for $10 an hour (which we definitely took advantage of).

We had a lot of fun skating here, but we do recommend bringing your own skates. A lot of the rentals aren’t in the best condition anymore, and a few of them are missing laces.

We should note that parking can be a little difficult, considering it is inside Memorial City Mall. We, unfortunately, had a pretty hard time getting a good spot!

So if you don’t want to deal with that problem, there may be a better place for you.

5. Bellerive Ice Rink


Website: https://www.belleriveice.com/ 

Address: 7300 Bellerive Dr, Houston, TX 77036, United States

Contact Information: +1 713-360-6946

Operating Hours: See calendar

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Chamber of Commerce Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews Score3/5
Score Consistency4/5
Reasonable Rates4/5
Customer Service5/5


  • Very well-maintained facilities
  • Great classes for seasoned skaters


  • No public sessions

Bellerive Ice Center is a great place if you want to get skate lessons. They have Freestyles, Adult Hockey, Youth Hockey Camps, Curling, and Hockey programs.

We were ecstatic to see that the facilities were kept very clean. Even the locker rooms and the showers are pretty well-maintained, making it a much more comfortable experience.

The ice was also smooth, cold, and perfect for our skating lesson! We love that the coaches here are very experienced, knowledgeable, and patient.

Admission fees depend on the class or event that you are attending. We recommend checking out their calendar to see what they’ve got lined up.

They offer a lot of classes and events for more seasoned skaters, so you don’t have to deal with crowds, families, and big groups of friends.

They offer a more private experience than free-skating in a mall. If you like that kind of atmosphere, then this could be the place for you.

However, you won’t be going on spontaneous group skates with your friends here. They don’t offer public sessions and beginner classes, so if that’s what you’re looking for, we recommend the other rinks in this list.

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