While the lyrics of “Let it Snow” and “White Christmas” may not describe our sizzling climate, the Miami-Dade area boasts a number of chilly hot spots. When you’re ready to put a new edge on the holiday season, head over to one of these four ice rinks, where you can bust out that parka and beanie that have been hiding in the back of your closet and get your glide on in the 305.
Want some wiggle room for refining those skating skills? Then the largest ice-skating rink in Miami Beach is for you. Spanning nearly 13,000 square feet, the Barbara Medina Ice Rink hosts public skating sessions Friday through Monday. The fees run $7 to $11 for a two-hour session and skate rentals run $6 to $9. For skating newbies, there are private and group lessons available, too.
It’s been one of the Magic City’s best-kept secrets through the years: yes, there’s a 2,000-square-foot ice rink tucked below The Miami Beach Edition. But it’s more than just a sheet of ice—it’s a nightclub, a bowling alley, and a light show–enhanced ice-skating experience all in one magical space. For those wanting to vibe out, this is it. Skating sessions cost $30 for half an hour and include skate rental.
For a 305-accessible option in Broward County, try Pines Ice Arena. A popular regional destination for hockey leagues and birthday parties, this Pembroke Pines rink also has a daily public skating schedule with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. Its Friday and Saturday night sessions—from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.—are the spot’s most popular offerings, with ice access for $14 and skate rental fees of $6.
Head over to Kendall, and you’ve got two ice-skating rinks to choose from—plus more than 17,000 square feet of wintry fun. Kendall Ice Arena typically has at least two public skating sessions daily ($16, including skate rental), one in the morning and one in the evening. On Fridays and Saturdays, a live DJ spins at night for added pizzazz. For kiddos new to skating, the spot rents out “Bobby the Seal,” a blue plastic seal that little ones can ride as you push them safely around the ice.