November 29 – December 22, 2019 (weather permitting)
Session Times: sessions begin on the hour (see Operational Times)
Ages: 3 & up (figure skate sizes: 9T – 10, hockey skate sizes: 9T – 13)
Cost: skate for free (*cost for “Thursday nights”, no refunds) • small cost for concessions
Location: Downtown at Alamance Arts • 213 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253

Join Graham Recreation & Parks at Downtown Graham’s Ice Skating Rink for this 3-week event held annually in November and December! This event features an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink and multiple special events. Real ice skates are used on the synthetic ice. Skate rentals are free. Wearing thick socks is recommended. Maximum of 40 participants on the ice.

Operational Hours – 45 minute sessions begin on the hour* (weather permitting)
*updated to allow time for ice rink preparations before each session

Opening Day (11/29/19)  12:00pm – 9:00pm
Sundays  1:00pm – 8:00pm
Mondays  5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesdays  5:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesdays  5:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursdays*  5:00pm – 8:00pm • Skate with the Characters – $5 per 45 minute session
Fridays  5:00pm – 9:00pm • Campfire Night & Theme Night
Saturdays  12:00pm – 10:00pm • Campfire Night


Special Events

Campfire Nights
Every Friday & Saturday
Beginning at 5:00pm
S’mores: $1.00
The City of Graham Fire Department may even stop by for a special lesson in fire safety!

Skate with the Characters
Cost: $5 per 45 minute session – tickets for can be purchased at the ice rink during operational hours, no refunds
Thursday, December 5 – Skate with Princess Tiana & Princess Rapunzel Princess Elsa (45 minute sessions) – UPDATED 12/02/19
Thursday, December 12 – Skate with Superheroes (45 minute sessions)
Thursday, December 19 – Skate with The Grinch (45 minute sessions)

Friday Theme Nights
Friday, December 6 – College Night (support your school!)
Friday, December 13 – Ugly Christmas Sweater
Friday, December 20 – Festive Headwear Night

Downtown Graham Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7
Begins at 10:00am

Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
Sunday, December 8
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:30pm (fireworks will follow the lighting of the tree)
For All Ages
Cost: Free
Location: Front Lawn of the City of Graham Municipal Building (City Hall) • 201 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253
Join the City of Graham for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting tradition at City Hall followed by lighting the sky with fireworks. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be there as well! (Rain Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019)

School, After School, & Youth Group Reservations

The Graham Recreation & Parks Department (GRPD) offers free private skate sessions for school, after schools, and other youth groups. Monday – Friday, December 2 – 20. Groups can skate for 90 minutes and bring a maximum of 40 skaters. In order to fully staff the rink, we ask that you make reservations at least one week in advance of your planned visit. Groups are responsible for supervision of their participants. All participants must have parent/guardian sign a “Waiver & Release of Liability”.

Online Reservation Request
Waiver & Release of Liability Form 

Choose One 90 Minute Session:
Session 1: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Session 2: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Session 3: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Inclement Weather Updates

Any changes in the schedule and/or cancellations will be posted on the Graham Recreation & Parks Facebook page.

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Questions about the Ice Rink? Please call Brandy McCandless, Marketing Supervisor, at (336) 513-5510