HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Dust off those skates as ice skating rinks return to Hampton Roads for the holiday season.

Here’s a list of some of the coolest places in town!


MacArthur on Ice returns for 2021. The outdoor ice skating rink, located outside of MacArthur Center Mall, opens Friday, November 19, 2021 and continues through January 17, 2022.

Pricing: $15 per person (includes skate rental), $12 per person – Cheap Skate TUESDAYS. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Mac on Ice Hours of Operation:

Regular Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. -7 p.m.

Extended Skate Days:

  • November 26, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • November 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • December 20-23, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • December 27-30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Holiday Skate Hours

  • Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • January 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day


The Liberty Ice Pavilion returns to the historic Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchant Square starting November 19, 2021 through February 27, 2022. Skate rental and concessions will be available. The Liberty Ice Rink is sponsored by Dominion.

Parking is available at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, in the nearby hourly Merchants Square lots or in the paid parking garage on Henry Street.

Ice skaters can enjoy refreshments including hot cider, coffee, and more from concessions stands. There are also nearby bonfires that are lit at night. The outdoor table area also has heaters.

The ice rink is also made of real ice.

The ice rink has one-day passes which allow skaters to come and go throughout the day to skate.

Skating 1-day ticket prices:

– Adult: $15
– Youth (3-12): $13
– Child Under 3: Free

Skate rental: $5.61 for all ages

For more details, click here.

View the full ice rink operating schedule here.

Each Friday throughout December, Merchants Square hosts an open house from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with the Colonial Williamsburg Yule Log ceremony.

This list will be updated as more places open for the season.