Ice skating offers a fun way to mix up your fitness routine and cross-train. Whether you’re a skating novice or revisiting the figure skating or hockey glory days of your childhood, there are several rinks near Katy, Texas, to choose from.
Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center
The Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center at 16225 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land, bills itself as the Southwest's premier facility for skating and hockey. It features dual rinks, lessons, and a pro shop. Skaters of all abilities can enjoy open sessions at various times throughout the week. There’s also a comprehensive hockey program with year-round adult and youth leagues for all experience levels, plus stick and puck sessions where players can work on their skills.
Ice at the Galleria
Located in the center of the Galleria mall at 5015 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Ice at the Galleria offers a unique setting and an excuse to go shopping afterwards. It’s one of the best places to learn how to skate with both group and private lessons available. Beginner adult classes focus on forward and backward skating, swizzles, one-foot gliding, and the snowplow stop. This rink also offers daily public skating sessions where beginners and experts alike can hit the ice, or you can try broomball: a game combining elements of hockey and soccer that’s played on the ice in tennis shoes instead of skates.
Ice Skate Memorial City
Whether you’re interested in figure skating, hockey, or just shuffling around the edge of the rink with a death-grip on the railing, Ice Skate Memorial City at 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, has you covered. This large indoor rink offers open skating or group lessons via a monthly membership in their academy, and both adult and youth hockey leagues.
Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex
Once the practice facility of the Houston Aeros, the Aerodrome at 8220 Willow Place Drive North, Houston, is a two-rink facility offering hours of skating fun. Public skating opportunities include low-key afternoon sessions or evening sessions with a more party-like atmosphere with mood lighting and lively tunes. There are also figure skating lessons, exhibitions, and hockey leagues and camps available.
So lace up those skates, pull on that spandex outfit (or don’t!) and start gliding. You’ll feel yourself using different muscles and getting a good cardio workout in. With a big dose of fun and a dash of adrenaline and danger mixed in if you’re a newbie and afraid of falling. For more fun recreation suggestions in the Katy area, check out the Olympus Grand Crossing blog.