THE RINK presented by UNC Health is open for the 2021 holiday season

View of empty ice skating rink
Lace up your skates, Raleigh — THE RINK is officially open | Photo provided

Looking for Thanksgiving weekend plans? How about ice skating in a winter wonderland in the heart of downtown Raleigh? 

Enter: THE RINK – Presented by UNC Health (Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 South McDowell St.), featuring a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline.​ THE RINK presented by UNC Health officially opened for the season on Nov. 20 and can be enjoyed through Jan. 1. Here’s everything you need to know before you lace up your skates:

Hours 🕑

Through Dec. 19​:

  • Thurs. 5-9 p.m.​
  • Fri. 5-10 p.m.​
  • Sat. 12-10 p.m.​
  • Sun. 12-7 p.m.
  • Closed Sat., Dec. 4

Holiday hours (Dec. 20-Jan. 1):

  • Mon.-Wed. 3-9 p.m.​
  • Thurs. 12-9 p.m.​
  • Fri.-Sat.: 12-10 p.m.​
  • Sun. 12-7 p.m.​
  • Christmas Eve: 12-7pm​
  • New Year’s Eve + New Year’s Day: 12-10 p.m.​
  • Closed Thanksgiving + Christmas​

Admission 🎟️

Skater admission is $11, including skate rental. Don’t feel like skating? You can still enjoy the festive atmosphere for $6 — taxes + fees may apply.

THE RINK presented by UNC Health at Red Hat Amphitheater is open now through Jan. 1, featuring a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline.​ 

Skaters (and non-skaters) can purchase tickets online or at the door up to 30 minutes prior to opening.

Group sales 👪

Groups of 10+ receive 10% off, so if you’re bringing the whole crew, call (919) 996-8700 or email ahead to save some money for hot chocolate. 

THE RINK presented by UNC Health also offers special Mon.-Wed. availability for corporate groups, along with food and beverage package options. Hello, A+ holiday office party. Interested? Contact Mara Craft at (919) 996-8509 or via email.*