When you live in the South, ice skating is not a commonplace activity. Wondering where to ice skate in Greensboro or Winston-Salem? True diehards can skate, play hockey, and practice their curling/broomball skills at indoor ice rinks that are open year-round, like the Greensboro Ice House, but those are few and far between. If you're a northerner or just like to imagine you're a figure skating pro for an hour or so, wintertime brings several fun opportunities to dazzle your friends and family with your Salchow and triple-axel jumps...or laugh at yourself when you trip over your own skates!
If you're trying to buy and/or sell your home this winter, please "skate on over" to the Vincent Group at GreatNest! We’d be honored to be your real estate agency of choice, and we are confident we can save you money.
Ice Skate Outdoors in Downtown Greensboro
We love Downtown Greensboro's Piedmont Winterfest, which is a temporary ice rink set up in the VF Seasonal Plaza at LeBauer Park at 208 N. Davie St., next to the Greensboro Cultural Center and Greensboro's Central Public Library. For the winter of 2016-17 the rink is open from Nov. 18, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017, but be sure to check the full schedule here for details about open skate hours. (Sometimes, the place is in use for private parties or other special events.) Here are just a few reasons we love Piedmont Winterfest so much:
- It's a small rink, but not too small. It's just large enough that experts can get a little speed up and do a few tricks, but small enough that it's not too far to a wall for those of us who are less sure-footed.
- Two words: Ice slide. Kids especially love this, but adults enjoy feeling like kids whizzing on mats down the slide made of...you guessed it...ice!
- It's not too expensive. Kids 5 and under skate for $6. Kids 6-12 years old skate for $8. Regular admission is $10 per person. All prices include skates and an ice slide saucer. Prices remain the same whether you bring your own skates or use ours.
- Snacks at the Snack Shack aren't too expensive, either. There's no price-gouging here for a cup of hot chocolate, a bag of chips, or a candy bar; nothing is more than $2.
- There are some fun Special Events planned, including weekly Sunday Family Fun Days and the Friday Night Disco.
- If all the skating gives you an appetite, you have two great food options right next to the rink: Ghassan's and noma, as well as other downtown favorites like Cafe Europa in the Cultural Center nearby.
Ice Skate Indoors in Winston-Salem
If you're closer to Winston-Salem, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds ice skating rink is open to the public on dates through December 31 (be sure to check the website or Facebook page for public skate dates and times). We haven't been over to skate there yet, but it looks like fun--and it's indoors! Prices listed on the site are reasonable: $7 for admission, and $3 for skate rental. Have a wintertime birthday? You can have a birthday party there for just $13 a person!
Know of other places to channel your inner Evan Lysacek, Michelle Kwan, or Brian Boitano, or Sasha Cohen? Let us know by commenting below!
The Vincent Group at GreatNest is a full-service real estate company serving buyers and sellers in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Jamestown, and other Piedmont Triad areas. We look forward to saving you money by charging a low set fee instead of a percentage commission. Please get in touch with our experienced real estate professionals by calling (336) 790-5210 or by emailing Steve Vincent. Visit our website at greatnest.com.