THE RINK presented by UNC Health

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Come enjoy the thrill of ice skating in a winter wonderland created in the heart of downtown Raleigh! THE RINK presented by UNC Health features a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline.


Activities to Enjoy

  • Winter Wonderland themed Ice Rink
  • Cozy Stations featuring outdoor lounging furniture and heat warmers
  • Fire pits that are perfect for warming up 
  • 20ft Decorated Christmas Tree
  • Decoration stations for a holiday photo opt
  • Snack Bar with hot cocoa, beer, wine, sweet treats, and more
  • Giant jenga and cornhole game boards


Skater Admission: $11* includes skate rental

Non-Skater Admission: $6*

*taxes and fees may apply

Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts box office Monday through Friday 10am-2pm, online here, or by phone 1-800-982-2787. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as some days do sell out.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Red Hat Amphitheater box office beginning 30 minutes before gates open each day. 

Ages 2+ require ticket to enter. 



Looking for a fun group outing? Groups of 10+ receive 10% off on the skater ticket price and enjoy reduced fees.

Click here to purchase group discount tickets and enter the promo code “GROUP” to get the discount.

*Please note group tickets can only be purchased in advance online only. They are not available on site at the Red Hat Amphitheater box office.


Q: How to purchase tickets?

A: We recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as some days do sell out. Below are the options to purchase:

  • Online via Ticketmaster
  • Duke Energy Center Box Office
  • Onsite at Red Hat Amphitheater during THE RINK hours of operation


Q: What size skates do you offer?

A: Children's size 9 and up, Men's up to size 13, Women's up to size 11


Q: Do you offer skate mates to assist small children with skating?

A: Yes, we have a limited number of skate mates available.


Q: Is skate rental included?

A: Yes, a skater admission ticket includes skate rental.



Q: Can I bring my own skates, and if so is there a discount?

A: You are welcome to bring your own skates. Skater admission is still $11.



Q: Do you have food and drinks?

A: Yes, please see below for available food and drink options as well as food truck schedules.






November 20 – December 19

Thurs: 5-9pm

Fri: 5-10pm

Sat: 12-10pm

Sun: 12-7pm

*Closed Thanksgiving Day

*Sold Out December 4

December 20- January 1

Mon-Wed: 3-9pm

Thurs: 12-9pm

Fri-Sat: 12-10pm

Sun: 12-7pm

Christmas Eve: 12-7pm

NYE and New Years Day: 12-10pm

*Closed Christmas Day


When you're not skating, cozy up at one of the fire pits and enjoy some of the below snacks. You can also find our Food Truck schedule below as well.



  • Holiday Cookie Box 

  • Pretzels


  • Nachos  

  • Pretzel Crisps 

  • Kettle Corn 

  • Ms. Vickies Chips 

  • King size candy 



  • Hot Cocoa

  • Frothed cappuccino 

  • Spiked Hot Beverages 

    add on: Whiskey, Bailey’s, Rumple Minze

  •  Soda & Water 

  • Wine

  • 16oz Draft Domestic Beer

  • 16oz Draft Import/Craft Beer 



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