South Carolina December 12, 2017
5 Magical Places In South Carolina With Outdoor Ice Skating
Christmastime in the Palmetto State ushers in a variety of seasonal outdoor activities. From
drive-through holiday light shows to a magical walk-through light display and more, South Carolinians look forward to the change of pace the holiday season brings. If you’ve never tried ice skating, then the following spots will dish up some high adventure for sure. Check out these seasonal outdoor ice rinks (yes, outdoor!) for an activity that’s sure to be fun for the entire family.
1. Skating on the Square - Spartanburg
Now through January 15, 2018, downtown Spartanburg offers an annual holiday tradition: a magical open-air ice rink where you can skate all day (even leave and come back, if you want!) for only $10.00, which includes the cost of the skate rental. (It's also $10 if you bring your own skates.) You'll find the rink in Morgan Square in the heart of downtown. The hours are Monday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. On most Tuesdays they offer a buy one ticket, get a second person in for free. For more information, including special holiday hours, see their
2. Holiday Ice - Anderson
Hours of family togetherness and fun can be found each night in this outdoor ice rink. Downtown Anderson's Carolina Wren Park installed a synthetic ice rink in place of the spray plaza. The cost for ages 7 and up is $5. The kiddie rink is $3 per person. Hours of operation are Monday -Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. For more information, including school break hours and special holiday hours visit
. For a special occasion you can rent the whole rink for $100/hour during times that it's not scheduled to be open! Some limitations apply. Find out more on their
. The rink is located within Carolina Wren Park at 111 E Whitner St., Anderson, SC 29621.
3. Main Street Ice - Columbia
Holiday ice skating fun returns to Columbia's Boyd Plaza again this year with seasonal fun for the whole family! The rink will be open until January 15th with varying hours and prices. Monday through Wednesday are discount days with prices set at $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Every other day of the week the price is $10 for adults and $8 for persons 12 and under. If you're planning to partake in the New Year's Eve celebration downtown, then you can add skating to the party plans because the rink will be open until midnight on News Years Eve. The rink is closed on Christmas. Regular hours are Monday - Thursday 4:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Find out more on their
4. Ice on Main - Greenville
The Christmas season in Greenville never officially arrives until Ice on Main opens. Located in front of the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Greenville, Ice on Main is a favorite each Christmas season. Bring your own skates or rent them on site. Either way, the cost of admission is $10 per person, unless you have 15 people in your group and then it drops to $8. The hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. There are special hours for school break and for the holiday. You can view those, and any unexpected closings on their
. The rink is located at 206 S Main Street, Greenville, next to the courthouse.
5. Founders Holiday Ice Rink - Rock Hill
After wrapping up another eventful ChristmasVille weekend recently, the City of Rock Hill continues spreading holiday cheer with their annual Founders Holiday Ice Rink located at 205 Saluda Street. Ten bucks will get you a skate rental and up to two hours on this real ice rink. What's more, every Wednesday night is 'buy one, get one free.' And the night of January 12, 2018 is Harry Potter Night. If you missed the opportunity to kick up some ice with ordinary muggles last year, then here's your chance for a do-over. You'll find the daily hours for this ice rink are plugged into the calendar on
of their website.
It’s rare to find an ice rink in South Carolina, period – let alone one that’s outdoors. Have you kicked up some ice at any of these yet? We’d love to know. And if we missed any outdoor rinks please add them below in the comments!
For more holiday fun in the Palmetto State,
head to the only holiday lights safari in South Carolina.