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Ice Skating & Hockey in Dallas and Plano: The Best Places to Go

Get into your skates or learn to Ice Skate or play Hockey year-round thanks to the multiple rinks open across the Dallas and Plano area.

Kids playing Hockey at StarCenter
Photo Credit: StarCenter

The best places to go Ice Skating and play Hockey around Dallas and Plano

These are the best places to go ice skating – for open skating times, private or group lessons, and even learning to play hockey.

Learn to Skate and/or a Try for Free Program is the best place to start.  

Rental skates are available at all rinks, and are definitely the right skates to start with until you feel confident that your child is enjoying themselves! 

Rentals are, however, known for not being particularly comfortable so if your kiddo seems to like skating but their feet hurt, you might consider buying a pair of inexpensive or used skates. 

Skates are available for purchase at StarCenters and you can often find used skates at Play it Again Sports, on Facebook Marketplace, or on the bulletin board at the rinks.  

Ice Skating Rink Allen
Photo Credit: City of Allen

Choosing an Ice Skating Coach

Your child will meet different instructors as they progress through the Learn to Skate Levels and will likely have a favorite or two! 

Start by asking those instructors if your child is ready for a private lesson. 

Private lessons generally start around $40/hr and many children start with a 15 min or 30 min private lesson once a week.  

Competing in Ice Skating

There are figure skating competitions for all levels, with increasing time and monetary commitment as your child progresses.

Competitions are not all super competitive and are a great way for a child to show off their skills. 

Ice Skating Rink

The Best Ice Skating Rinks nearby

There are five StarCenters in Plano, Mckinney and Frisco, Richardson, and Farmers Branch

StarCenter Plano

Location: 4020 West Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093

StarCenter Frisco

Location: 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX 75034 

StarCenter Richardson

Location: 522 Centennial Boulevard, Richardson, TX 75081

StarCenter McKinney

Location: 6993 Stars Avenue, McKinney, TX 75070

StarCenter Farmers Branch

Location: 12700 North Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch TX 75234

The StarCenter has a large ice skating rink and a calendar with time slots allocated to Hockey lessons, teams, and public skate times.

You can also book lessons with Skating Teachers or take part in a Learn to Skate program


Ice Skating for Free

At all of the StarCenters, they offer this great Skating for Free program. You can also take part in a fun themed holiday public skate event or skate during a public skate session.

These are the steps to book your Ice Skating Session

  • Choose Public Skating (No Rentals) or Public Skating with Skate Rental and click “Enroll Now”
  • All available sessions for the month will be listed, click “Enroll Now” to choose your sessions
  • Login to ActiveNet or create an account
  • Choose your participant and press “Select dates” to choose your sessions
  • Click the checkmark next to each session you would like to enroll in, and Add it to Cart

Public Skating Pricing

  • Admission (ages 4+): $10.00
  • Youth admission (3 & under): FREE
  • Skate rental: $5.00

You can book ahead at any of the local StarCenters.


Learn to play Ice Hockey
Photo Credit: StarCenter

Learn to play Ice Hockey

If you’re not yet ready to join a hockey team, you can take a beginner hockey program and also start playing as an adult.

You can also try one of their Hockey for Free programs

Private coaching is available for students as they advance, for figure skaters and hockey players


Allen Community Ice Rink, Allen

Location:  Credit Union of Texas Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road, #1350, Allen, TX 75002

Admission Fee: $5 General Admission | $3 Skate Rental

This Ice Skating Rink is operated by the City of Allen and offers public skating, regular themed public skate events, and Learn to Skate programs.

It’s also home to the Home to the Dallas Figure Skating Club

Learn to play Ice Hockey in Allen

Based at the Allen Community Ice Rink, in Allen, you’ll find Hockey teams and Adult Hockey

Private coaching is available for students as they advance, for figure skaters and hockey players


Galleria Dallas Ice skating

Galleria Ice Rink Dallas

Location: inside Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy #200, Dallas, TX 75240

Top Tips for Ice Skating at the Galleria Dallas

  • All skaters using rental skates are required to wear socks.
  • There is no time limit on how long you skate during a public session but remember there is no “in and out policy” so be sure to shop or eat before you head onto the ice rink.
  • Be sure to check their Ice Skating calendar before you head out.

Pricing: The rate is $12.00 for Admission and $5.00 for Skate Rental.

Purchase 10 public sessions for only $10.00 per session! Purchase 10 skate rentals for only $35.00. Cards expire one year from the date of purchase. 

Learn how to Ice Skate at the Galleria Dallas

Enrollment includes free unlimited admission to public sessions 7 days a week for practice, free skate rental on class days, 3 free admission passes for friends and family, make-up privileges, certificate of achievement/report card/ribbon upon completion each semester, and a short informal recital to show parents/friends what the student has learned throughout the semester, and much more!

To register, or if you have any questions, please call (972)-392-3361.

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