5 Skating Rinks In Columbia, SC Offer Memory-Making Family Fun

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Are you looking for a skating rink in or near Columbia, SC? Not only is skating a great way to stay indoors this winter but also a thrilling activity that the whole family can enjoy! We’ve found both ice skating and roller skating options all throughout Columbia.

Most of these places include more than just skating with options for mini golf, trampoline add-ons, inflatables, lessons, and more! 

Skating in Columbia, SC

Ice Skating Rink: Columbia, SC 

Flight Adventure Park – Irmo 

Address: 1019 Broad Stone Road, Irmo – 803.732.1900
Cost: Ice Skating prices – $10/person Monday – Friday at 5 pm, $13/person Friday at 5 pm – Sunday and $4 skate rental 
Details: Flight Adventure Park – Irmo, is home to the only public ice skating around Columbia! They offer open, freestyle skating as well as ice hockey and skating lessons. Along with ice skating, your family can also enjoy a trampoline park, inflatables, an arcade, and more! 

*Please be aware that the ice rink’s hours and times change weekly. Be sure to check their website or give them a call ahead of time.

Flight Adventure Park – Irmo

Roller Skating in Columbia, SC 

Skateland Fun Center 

Address: 800 Bookman Road, Elgin – 803.736.0606
Cost: Price based on age – from $6 to $12 (additional fee for skates) 
Details: In business for more than 30 years, Skateland Fun Center is the perfect indoor roller rink for you and your family! They have a huge monthly calendar with fun, daily activities, and events such as adult skate nights, teen night skating and pizza nights, after-school care, summer camps, birthday party packages, and more! 

Skateland Fun Center

Three Fountains Recreation 

Address: 2724 Emanuel Church Road, West Columbia – 803.359.1123
Cost: From $6 to $12
Details: At Three Fountains Recreation you can play mini golf AND roller skate! Be sure to ask about the “Frequent Skater Miles” card. After 10 stamps, you will get a free admission pass during your next visit. They also have birthday party options, homeschool skating, and more! 

Three Fountains Recreation

Sports & Skate Station USA 

Address: 129 Oak Drive, Lexington – 803.356.3500
Cost: $6 admission, $3 skate rental; under 5 is free 
Details: Keep it rollin’ at Sports & Skate Station USA! Here you will find tons of family fun, an after-school program for $75/week, roller derby, group packages, and great concessions. They also run weekly deals such as:

  • Monday – Family Night
    • From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
  • Friday – Teen Night
    • From 7 pm to 11 pm
    • Ages 12 and older 

Sport & Skate Station USA

Day Trip Ice Skating Options 

While Columbia doesn’t have many options for ice skating, there are a few ice skating rinks within a few hours of here. If you find yourself near any of these cities listed or maybe if you’re just really wanting to give ice skating a try, these could all make for a super fun day trip with your family! 

Carolina Ice Palace 

Address: 7665 Northwoods Boulevard, North Charleston – 843.572.2717
Cost: Weekends & Holidays – $12/person, $5 skate rental; Weekdays – $10/person, $4 skate rental
Details: The Carolina Ice Palace is a HUGE facility featuring 2 full-sized ice rinks, concession stands, a lounge, pro shop, and more! Along with public skating, they also offer figure skating classes, hockey, curling, and birthday party packages. 

Only about 2 hours from Columbia, Charleston is a great option for a day trip! Head to the Carolina Ice Palace for some great family fun; then continue your adventure by strolling through downtown, sightseeing, or even planning a trip to the aquarium!

Carolina Ice Palace

The Pavilion Recreation Complex 

Address: 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors – 864.322.7529
Cost: Ice skating rates – $7.50 ages 12 and under and Seniors; $9.50 ages 13 and older; $4.25 skate/walker rentals
Details: Head to The Pavilion for ice skating, tennis, sports fields, bounce houses, and more! There are several opportunities for public skating, but be sure to double-check their monthly schedule for open skating dates and times. 

If you find yourself in Greenville, The Pavillion might be the perfect place for you and your family to go! While there, be sure to check-out our Kidding Around Greenville page for more ideas on kid-friendly fun! 

The Pavilion Recreation Complex

Whitewater Center- Charlotte, NC

Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC
Cost: $25 per skater, includes skates
Details: Not your typical ice rink! Enjoy lots of unique outdoor skating spaces, ice trails, and loops. Our family had a great time when we visited in January 2024. Find out all about it in our Kidding Around Review of Ice Skating at the Whitewater Center. Skating is open mid-November through mid-February annually.

Whitewater Center Website: Ice Skating

Does your family enjoy skating? Where is your favorite place to go for ice or roller skating fun?

Kayla Simmons
About the Author
Kayla grew up right outside of Charleston, SC and is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Columbia for a combination of 5 years. Kayla has a background working with special needs children, but now enjoys nothing more than being a stay-at-home mom of two. She enjoys keeping her kids busy by finding unique play spaces and events, involving them in hands-on activities and watching them learn about the world through play. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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