Are you planning on visiting Georgia this winter? If so, you'll want to pack a pair of mittens and your ice skates. After all, the Peach State is home to many ice skating rinks. Here's a brief rundown on some of the best ones:
Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park is located in downtown Atlanta. It features a seasonal ice skating rink that is always well decorated for the holidays. The rink traditionally opens in November and runs through January. Hours of operation vary and admission fees start at $10 per person. Admission fees are inclusive of skate rentals.
St. Regis Atlanta
The St. Regis Atlanta is located in Atlanta. It is home to the Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink. The hotel's holiday decorations are what make it a standout destination. Refreshments are available onsite. The hotel's seasonal rink typically opens in November and runs through January. Admission fees start at $18 per hour and advance reservations are recommended. Hours of operation vary.
Columbus Ice Rink
The Columbus Ice Rink is located in Columbus. It features an indoor ice hockey rink, a snack bar and a pro shop. It opens year round with varying hours of operation. Admission fees start at $5 per person. Ice skate rentals are an additional $3 per person.
Augusta Ice Sports Center
The Augusta Ice Sports Center is located in Augusta. It features an indoor ice hockey rink. Public skate sessions, ice skate lessons and Theater on Ice lessons are offered at various times throughout the year. Admission fees start at $7 and do not include ice skate rentals. Ice skate rental costs start at $3 per person.
There are two Ice Forum locations in the Peach State. One facility is located in Duluth. The other facility is located in Kennesaw. Both feature indoor ice hockey rinks, pro shops, locker rooms and snack bars. Ice skate rentals, ice skate sharpening services and ice skate repair are also available on premise. Admission fees start at $4 per person and skate rentals are an additional $3 per person. Hours of operation vary. The rinks open daily, year round.
Alpharetta Family Skate Center
The Alpharetta Family Skate Center, affectionately known as "The Cooler", is located in Alpharetta. It features two ice skating rinks, a concession area and a pro shop. The facility is open year round and hours of operation vary. Admission fees start at $8 per person and are not inclusive of ice skate rental. Ice skate rental fees start at $3 per person.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys winter sports and recreation with her family. She has also traveled extensively.
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