Where do you go in the Charlotte area when you want to don your ice skates, glide around the ice (we hope), and enjoy some smiles and laughs doing something just a little bit out of the ordinary? An ice rink, of course! It’s the perfect winter-time fun, but don’t worry… you can go year-round. Here is a great reference list for those of us brave enough to join in on the fun!
Please make sure to get all the information you need before heading out to one of these locations. Times are prone to change, and each rink has their own schedule including those for open skating and training. Prices vary, too, so please call ahead.
Extreme Ice Center
4705 Indian Trail – Fairview Road
Indian Trail, NC
Visit the website or call ahead for open skating times. They also offer private lessons if you have no idea what you’re doing or just are a little rusty.
The Ice House at Eastland Mall
5595 Central Ave.
Connected with the mall, it’s a great place to plan your entire day! Kids love it, as well as adults… and it has a fine reputation behind it as being a fun family place. People who are walking by in the mall stand above on the 2nd and 3rd floor and look down onto the rink while everyone skates, which is rather exciting. You can skate all day for just $6!
Pineville Ice House
400 Towne Centre Blvd
Pineville, NC (just outside of Charlotte)
They have a great public schedule, which you can view at http://www.pinevilleice.com/schedules.htm. They also offer private lessons by various teachers, which you may enjoy. There’s a lot going on at this rink, so call ahead to find what you’re looking for, or visit their website at www.pinevilleice.com.
Ice Castle Skating Rink
1901 Northwest Blvd Ste N
Located just outside of Charlotte, it’s not too far and it’s family-oriented. There’s also a shop there selling finds like tactical flashlight and other necessities where I immediately buy!