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 Holiday Tree
Decoration stations for a holiday photo opt, including a 6ft lighted bulb display
Snack Bar with hot cocoa, beer, wine, sweet treats, and more
Giant jenga and cornhole game boards
Themed nights (throwback night, DJ nights, etc) and special programming on select days
Tickets are for 2-hour skating sessions and are available online or in person at the Duke Energy Center box office (M-F 10am-2pm).
The Red Hat Amphitheater box office will open 30 minutes prior to THE RINK hours of operation listed below. On site ticket availability may vary based on demand.
We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance, as there are only a limited number of timeslots available for each day.
Skater Admission: $11* includes skate rental
Non-Skater Admission: $6*
*taxes and fees may apply
Ages 2+ require a ticket to enter.
FIND WEATHER UPDATES
Click the above link to VIEW CALENDAR & select the event you are interested in viewing updates for.
All weather-related decisions will be monitored and determined on the day of the scheduled event.
Have a ticket for a canceled timeslot? Please check your email for important info.
HOURS OF OPERATION
November 19 – December 18
*Closed Thanksgiving Day
*Nov 25: 12pm-9:30pm
December 21- December 24
*Dec 24: 12pm-7pm
*Closed Christmas Day
December 26 - January 1
January 5- January 16
*Jan 16: 12pm-7pm
Q: How to purchase tickets?
A: Tickets are for 2-hour skating session. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as there are only a limited number of timeslots available for each day. 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 *availability may vary based on demand.
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 and those who bring their own skates must still sign a waiver.
Q: Do you have food and drinks?
A: Yes, we will have A Taste of Philly food truck on site. There are also additional food and drink options - see below for menus.
SPECIAL NIGHTS & PROGRAMMING
NEW THIS YEAR! We're working with community partners to bring special programming to THE RINK. Click below to view the full calendar.
Raleigh Night Market (Every Saturday starting Nov 26 from 5-10pm- Dec 24th 2-7pm)
College Day - featuring specialty drinks
Coat Drives - partnering with Helping Hand Mission
DJ nights - featuring DJ Luxe Posh
Brewery Nights - partnering with local breweries
Illuminate/Glow in the Dark Night - partnering with DRA Illuminate Art Walk
Summer in December Day
Ugly Sweater Day - partnering with NoDa
Throwback Thursday Night
When you're not skating, cozy up at one of the fire pits and enjoy some of the below snacks.