Ice skating returning to U.S. National Whitewater Center this month

Ice skating returning to U.S. National Whitewater Center this month
An ice skating rink with 17,000 square feet of ice opened at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte Tuesday, Nov. 19. (Source: U.S. National Whitewater Center)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Ice skating is returning to the U.S. National Whitewater Center - just in time for chilly weather and Christmas music.

The skating rink, located in the Whitewater Center’s upper pond, features 17,000 square feet of ice with three different program areas. An on-ice airstream will also be serving hot and cold beverages.

Ice Skating will return November 11 and remain open through mid February. Ice Skating requires a Single Activity Pass ($20) or All Access Pass ($59 Day Pass; $219 Annual Pass). Skate rentals are included in pass purchases.

Ice Skating returns November 11th.

Posted by U.S. National Whitewater Center on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Due to impacts from COVID-19, ice skating capacity has been limited.

For those who prefer to keep their walking shoes on and stroll through Whitewater Center’s wooded trail, “Lights” will also return in November.

“Lights is an illuminated walking trail that leads viewers through a series of immersive light installations featuring webs, vines, crystals and other natural features integrated into the forest,” the Whitewater Center says. The experience offers multi-sensory works created by artist Meredith Connelly that are site-specific to the Whitewater Center.

Lights will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily from mid November through February and is free for all ages.

Lights created by a Charlotte artist will lead walkers on a trail at the Whitewater Center this fall.
Lights created by a Charlotte artist will lead walkers on a trail at the Whitewater Center this fall. (Source: U.S. National Whitewater Center)

The Whitewater Center introduced ice skating and the lighted trail last year.

Introducing Ice Skating and Lights, two new experiences coming to the Whitewater Center this Fall. Ice Skating features...

Posted by U.S. National Whitewater Center on Monday, September 30, 2019

The center is located on Whitewater Center Parkway off of Hawfield Road.

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