Where to go ice skating in Indy

Ready to live your Nancy Kerrigan or Michelle Kwan fantasy? Here are some local ice skating rinks where you can polish your skills (or barely scoot along — we get it).

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The Ice Rink at Holliday Park will be open through Feb. 29, 2024.

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You know what December means: The return of the rink. Indoor and outdoor ice skating sessions have opened up all around Indy, and here are a few places that can offer you an unforgettable icy afternoon or evening (that’s hopefully bruise-free).

Elevance Health Rink on Bicentennial Unity Plaza | 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis | $11-$17 | Create a new holiday tradition at this ice skating wonderland in the heart of downtown, complete with concessions + a gorgeous Christmas tree. Sessions are 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to traverse the massive rink.

The Ice Rink at Holliday Park | 6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis | $14 | This real ice rink in the great outdoors stays frozen even in warmer temperatures. It also hosts special programming, including skating lessons for both kids and adults + a free eight-week Learn to Play Hockey program starting in January.

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Skate, eat, or drink your way into the holiday season at Carmel’s ever-popular Christkindlmarkt.

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The Ice at Carter Green | 10 Carter Green, Carmel | $9-$15 | This skating experience in the center of Carmel Christkindlmarkt feels straight out of a Hallmark movie. Finish up your session by browsing the wide selection of charming German wares + delicious cuisine.

Ice Ribbon at Grand Junction Plaza | 225 S. Union St., Westfield | $10-$12 | Westfield’s brand new reservation-only skating experience is friendly for all ages + experience levels. The rink is made of a synthetic ice alternative that isn’t cold, wet, or as slick as traditional ice — meaning that even if you do fall, you stay dry and warm. The shape, more like a track than a round rink, also makes it easier to spread out and navigate the ice safely.

Perry Park Ice Skating Rink | 451 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis | $5-$10 | More of an indoor person? Check out this NHL-sized ice rink on the south side, which features four locker rooms + a concession stand.

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center Public Ice Skating | 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis | $12+ | Whether you’re interested in private figure skating lessons, stick + puck practice, beginner skating tutorials, or just a jaunt around the rink, the Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion is a great place to hit the ice. Pro tip: If you plan on revisiting multiple times, you can purchase a session pack to save some cash.

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