5 Places to Go Ice Skating in Nashville (Prices and Reviews Included)

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The Ultimate Guide to Hitting the Ice in Nashville!

Winter in Nashville is all about simple joys and having a great time with your loved ones. After all, the city isn’t just a hub for music lovers — it’s a playground for fall and winter fun, offering everyone and anyone a chance to make the most of the chillier months and still spend some well-deserved time outside.

And that includes slipping on a pair of skates and gliding on the ice!

One of the best things to do in Nashville in the fall is lacing up your skates ready for the chilly season. From the rinks with the best snacks to spots offering skating lessons for beginners, we have all of the must-dos and must-knows for you to enjoy an active day out. 

Ready? Let’s take a closer look at five awesome places you can hit up for some ice skating fun in Nashville. 

Close-up of ice skating shoes

1. Ford Ice Center

Address: 7638 B Hwy 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221

Price: $12, includes rental skates

Managed by the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the Ford Ice Center stands as a testament to Nashville’s growing love for ice sports. Home to two NHL-sized ice rinks that are perfect for a casual day of skating — as well as organized sports like hockey and figure skating — registration for public skating must be done online prior to your arrival.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Skate Rental: Your skate rental fee is included in the entry price, and there are various sizes available to fit all.
  • Pro Shop: Get your skating accessories and merchandise from the well-stocked pro shop.

Visitor Tips

  • Lessons: Consider booking a lesson if you are new to ice skating!
  • Session Timings: Make sure you check the Ice Center’s website for public skating times and possible events that might interfere.

2. Centennial Sportsplex

Address: 222 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Price: $6-7 depending on age & a $3 rental fee

Centrally located in Nashville, the Centennial Sportsplex offers not one but two full-size ice rinks — making it a haven for ice-skating enthusiasts. Favored for both recreational skating and serious training, the venue is a great spot to spend a day honing your skating skills or simply enjoying a leisurely skate with friends and family.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Rental Gear: Skates and other necessary gear are available for rent, starting from just $3.
  • Training Programs: Structured programs and skating lessons — from beginner to competitive level — are available at the Sportsplex, courtesy of the Nashville Skating Academy. 

Visitor Tips

  • Parking: With ample parking space available, there’s no need to worry about finding a spot.
  • Safety: Consider wearing a helmet and/or pads for safety if you’re still a beginner skater. Safety always comes first!

3. Gaylord Opryland

Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

Price: $23.99 for a full-day 

Nestled inside the expansive Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, this 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink is made with real ice. Operating from mid-November all the way up to January 1st,  the venue sets the right mood with a picturesque backdrop — creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for skaters of all levels to enjoy. 

Facilities and Amenities

  • Rental Gear: Skates are available for rent within the entrance fee, so there’s no need to bring your own.
  • Dining Options: Once you’ve had your fill of skating, you can refuel at one of the many dining options available within the resort, ranging from quick snacks to fine dining.

Visitor Tips

  • Timing: In order to avoid the crowds and have a more peaceful experience, try visiting during weekdays or during off-peak hours.
  • Dress Appropriately: Given that the rink is outdoors, be sure to dress warmly and in layers to stay comfortable while enjoying your skating session.
People ice skating at night

4. Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway

Address: 1500 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Price: $12-15 depending on age, for a 90-minute skating session

Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings a winter wonderland to Murfreesboro — located just 40 minutes outside of Nashville. This seasonal event typically runs from November through January and sees the surrounding area decked out in festive lights and decorations to help get everyone in the holiday spirit. The rink itself is well-maintained — including an ice chiller in case the weather warms up.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Skate Rental: The venue offers skate rentals with a range of sizes to accommodate all visitors. You’re also welcome to bring your own skates!
  • Events: Winterfest hosts various events throughout the season — including themed skate nights — which add a fun twist to the traditional ice skating experience.

Visitor Tips

  • Weather Updates: Although a light drizzle won’t affect your skating, make sure you keep an eye out on their social media to stay in the loop about potential closures.
  • Booking Process: Online bookings are not necessary to enjoy an ice skating session. Simply show up and purchase your tickets at the door!

5. Enchant Nashville

Address: 19 Jr Gilliam Wy, Nashville, TN 37219

Price: Ticket prices vary

Once a year, the Sounds Stadium fills up with the cheers of the world’s largest Christmas Light Maze and Village: Enchant Nashville. The epitome of winter, the event has a little bit of everything: from ice skating to an interactive light maze, plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping, cocktails for the adults — and so much more. 

Facilities and Amenities

  • Tickets: The event is incredibly popular with locals and visitors alike, so make sure you purchase tickets beforehand to guarantee entrance.
  • Location: The event takes place at the Nashville Sounds’ stadium — also known as First Horizon Park. This means there are plenty of parking spots, as well as basic facilities and amenities for you to enjoy a comfortable visit.

Visitor Tips

  • Activities & Events: Enchant Nashville covers more than 10 acres, which means you’re sure to find something for you (or your family) to enjoy while you’re there.
  • Spirit of Christmas: With more than 4 million twinkling lights and a 100-foot Christmas tree as the centerpiece, the event is a sight to behold.

Getting Ready to Hit the Ice?

As you get ready to embrace the colder months in Nashville, the city transforms itself into a haven of outdoor enjoyment and vibrant festivities. But the enjoyment doesn’t stop at the rinks! 

The city’s surrounding nature and vibrant cultural spots are equally inviting, encouraging visitors and locals alike to indulge in everything from picturesque waterfall hikes to visiting the Nashville Zoo and checking out some of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods.

Whether hitting the rinks or exploring the natural wonders around the city, let Nashville Luxury Stay be your home away from home! Fully furnished to provide the utmost comfort, our Music City-inspired accommodations have everything you need to relax after a day full of adventures.

Book your stay today and get ready to experience the best of Nashville in style!

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We are Kush & Ana Ratwani. We moved to Nashville in 2020 for Kush’s fellowship at Vanderbilt. When we moved here, the once vibrant music city, full of aspiring songwriters trying to be the next Carrie Underwood and pedal taverns full of brides to be was in a state of hibernation due to COVID. However, that was short-lived, and Nashville is now back to full speed! 

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