Ice Skating during the Christmas Holidays is one of my favorite activities! You can bundle up in warmer clothes, lace up your skates, and pretend it is winter, no matter the temperature outside.
Here in Lakeland, you can actually ice skate year round at Lakeland Ice Arena, Polk County’s only permanent indoor ice skating rink. This family friendly local business offers a great kids activity when you’re looking for things to do in Lakeland.
For many years, it was a tradition to go ice skating at the Lakeland Center over Christmas break. The RP Funding Center in Lakeland is not hosting holiday skating this year, however we’ve put together a list of other places in Central Florida where you can lace up your skates and hit the ice for a day of family fun. All of these rinks offer public ice skating times and are “real ice” meaning you’ll be skating on a real sheet of ice, nothing synthetic.
Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities for a full list of things to do this holiday season in Lakeland and Polk County including Christmas Light Displays, Santa Photos, Christmas Tree Lots, Christmas Parades, Holidays Concerts, Live Performances, Holiday Markets, Ice Skating, Toy Donation Needs, and more.
Ice Skating in Lakeland
863-617-0077 | 3395 West Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
This Lakeland ice rink offers year-round ice skating, professional coaching for figure skating and ice hockey, camps, travel hockey, and more. Lakeland Ice Arena is also open for public ice skating. Visit the website for upcoming Lakeland Ice Arena open skate times.
Ice Skating in Tampa
(813) 803-7372 | 3173 Cypress Ridge Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
Florida Hospital Center Ice is home to four full-sized rinks and one kid-sized rink. Open year round for public ice skating (check website for schedule)
(813) 684-7825 | 10222 Elizabeth Place, Tampa, Florida 33619
The Ice Sports Forum is the official practice facility of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The facility contains two NHL regulation rinks and a state-of-the-art laser tag arena. Located in Brandon, Florida. Check website for Public Ice Skating times.
255 Forest Lakes Boulevard, Oldsmar, FL 34677
14044 Icot Boulevard, Clearwater, FL33760
27001 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33761
Tampa Bay Ice offers three premier ice rink facilities in the Tampa Bay area: Clearwater Ice Arena, TBSA – Oldsmar, TBSA – Countryside Mall. We offer daily public ice skating, Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs as well as Figure Skating sessions and private instruction and Hockey leagues for all ages of beginner through travel hockey player.
Ice Skating in Orlando
(407) 933-4259 | 2221 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Public Ice Skating, Ice Skating Lessons, Youth and Adult Ice Hockey and Speed Skating all available at The Ice Factory of Central Florida. Open Year Round.
(407) 916-2550 | 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32810
Open year round for Public Ice Skating in the Orlando area.
Seasonal Ice Skating for Christmas
600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Open seasonally from mid-November through early January.
27839 Saint Joe Rd., Dade City, FL 33525
Snowcat Ridge – Tampa’s Alpine Snow Park and tubing hill – has added the Crystal Ribbon, an outdoor ice skating ribbon and beginner oval for 2021. Each Snowcat Ridge General Admission ticket includes all-day access to the Crystal Ribbon. Ice skates are not included, but can be rented separately ($9.95) or guests may bring their own.
12777 Gemini Boulevard North , Orlando, Florida 32816
Enjoy holiday cheer at CFE Arena and the University of Central Florida with the annual holiday festival, Light Up UCF. Offers ice skating, a world-class choreographed light show sponsored by Duke Energy, featuring new music, free holiday movies, live entertainment, rides like the Ferris Wheel and Light Up Express kids train, and much more. Seasonal in November – December.
Map – Ice Skating Rinks Near Me
Ice Skating Tips
- Dress for cold weather! Most indoor rinks average between 40-60 degrees. Pants are good for beginners who might fall often.
- Wear tall socks so the skates don’t rub your lower legs. Ankle socks or multiple pairs of socks can cause blisters.
- Many places recommend kids wear a helmet when they are learning. Bring a bicycle helmet with you.
- Be sure your skates fit and are tied snug to support your ankles.
- Have fun!
Lakeland Civic Center ice skating is not open in 2021. Visit Lakeland Ice Arena for ice skating in Lakeland.
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