Ice Skating

A graceful sport in a wintry wonderland

Step right into the classic Currier & Ives vision of early American ice skating outdoors, with friends and family around you, and a nip in the air.


Two High Country ski resorts boast enticing outdoor ice rinks surrounded by mountain vistas or striking resort architecture. That makes it convenient for some family members to head to the slopes or tubing runs while others try an equally invigorating outdoor sport.

Both resorts offer multiple sessions during the day, so you can choose to skate exactly when it fits your schedule. Skating after dark is a special experience, so step onto the ice during an evening session while your friends or family go night skiing.

Rental skates are available and instructors are on hand to teach you the basics. You can even learn the not-so-basic moves of figure skating taught by instructors with impressive professional credentials.



Lace up your ice skates and glide at the only ski area in North Carolina with a Zamboni-maintained ice rink. There's plenty of rink-side spectator seating and a bonfire to keep you warm. The rink sits on a scenic rise with spectacular views of the ski slopes on one side and rippling distant mountains on the other. Daily ice skating sessions and 1/2-hour private lessons are available during normal hours. 

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The resort's 10,000-square-foot ice rink is near Sugar's snow tubing facility and adjacent to The Sugar Mountain Sports Shop Annex and the pro shop for skate rentals. The Sugar Mountain Resort restaurant is on-site too and perfectly placed for a pre-or post-skate bite or just a cup of hot chocolate to warm up. Daily sessions are offered. Children 11 and under are required to have a parent skate with them and a waiver is needed. For more information on where to buy tickets and to download the required waiver, Click Here.