Are you looking for a place to take the family ice skating in Virginia? I have six places that I think are some of the best the state has to offer.
Here they are:
1. Prince William Ice Center
In my opinion, the Prince William Ice Center is one of the best ice skating facilities in the state. It is located in Woodbridge and features multiple Olympic and NHL regulation sized ice rinks. It opens daily. Admission prices range from $6 to $7 per person and rentals are $3. The best times to go are on Tuesdays and Thursdays when skate rentals drop to $1.
2. Harris Pavilion Ice Rink
The Harris Pavilion Ice Rink is located on Center Street in Manassas. It is a lovely open-air facility that smacks of small-town charm. Hours of operation vary, so it is best to call ahead or check out the facility's online calendar. Admission prices range from $6 to $7 per person and rentals are $3.
3. Ashburn Ice House
The Ashburn Ice House is located in Ashburn and features a pair of National Hockey League-sized ice rinks. It is open daily with varying hours of operation. For the most part, it tends to open at 9 a.m. during the week and around noon on the weekends. Admission prices range from $5 to $7 and rentals are $4.
4. Wintergreen Resort
The Wintergreen Resort is located in Wintergreen and features a 45x90-foot ice skating rink that is open daily. A 90-minute session on the ice will set you back $11 per person. Don't have ice skates of your own? No worries, you can rent a pair on site for $3. I'd encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance as the rink tends to fill up quickly, especially on the weekends.
5. Skate Nation
Families will love the Skate Nation in Glen Allen. It features a NHL-sized rink, as well as a large laser tag arena. It is open daily but the hours vary, so it is best to call the facility direct in advance of your trip or check the online calendar. You'll need to fork over $9 per person for a half-hour session.
6. Richmond Ice Zone
The Richmond Ice Zone in Richmond is another great place to go ice skating. It is owned by the same folks that run the Skate Nation in Glen Allen. I'd suggest that those with preschoolers give the Frosty Tots program a try. It will cost you $40 for four-week sessions.
My family enjoys winter sports and we have vacationed in Virginia.
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