5 Places to Go Ice Skating


Looking to start a new holiday tradition or continue one of ice skating? Here are five places where you can go ice skating.

Gaylord Opryland Resort

opryland skating2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville

If you are visiting Opryland Hotel to take in the over 3 million lights on display, you can also ice skate. They have 8,000 square feet of real ice. The rink opens at 10 a and closes at  9 p during the week and 10 p on the weekend.

Find more information here. 


glow nashville19 Jr. Gilliam Way, Nashville

It’s a new holiday experience at First Tennessee Park. You can enjoy the lights, tube park, Santa’s workshop and ice skating. A crystal-clear, three-story-tall frozen fortress viewing platform is the centerpiece of the outdoor ice skating rink. There’s a free skating program presented by the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy, Ford Ice Center, Nashville Predators, and Industry Growth Fund, first-time skaters from ages 5 – 12 to learn how to skate at no additional cost. The next event will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 3:15 p.

Find more information here. 

Winterfest at the Fountains

winterfest ice skating1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro

The third-annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro now until January 20. Each admission provides complimentary skates, and you can even take a photo with Santa. The rink opens each afternoon at 4 p but on December 20, it will open at noon until 9 p.

Find more information here. 

Ford Ice Center

ford ice center5264 Old Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch
7638B Highway 70 South, Nashville

Ford Ice Center offers two locations for indoor ice skating. The latest facility to open is located in Bellevue which opened in October. There are daily public skate sessions at each location. Skate rental is not included with admission, the cost is $3 for skates. Allow fifteen minutes before the public skate session begins to complete the waiver.

For those who want to learn to skate, there are several free 30-minute lessons for ages 4 and up. You must register online for the class, find more information here. 

Find the open skate schedule here. 

Centennial Sportsplex

centennial sportsplex222 5th Avenue North, Nashville

Centennial Sportsplex is a Metro Government Parks facility. There are two indoor ice rinks open year-round with public skate sessions. If you don’t own your own skates, you can rent regular skates or ice hockey skates. They also have lockers for your items and a concession stand. Skate rentals, $2.00, Admission, $7.00 for 13 and up, children ages 5 – 12, $6.00 and four and under are free.

Find the open skate schedule here.