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Green Mountain Energy Ice Opens at Discovery Green® With One of Houston's Largest Winter Celebrations

Posted: October 18, 2022

Chilling at Frostival features live music, mural painting by Big Walls, Big Dreams,
circus performers, art cars, live ice carving and more

HOUSTON, Texas, October 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, announces the opening of the popular Green Mountain Energy Ice. Houstonians are invited to embrace the holiday magic and skate under the glittering lights of downtown Houston beginning Friday, November 11 through Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Kicking off the winter season and opening of Green Mountain Energy Ice, Chilling at Frostival with Big Walls, Big Dreams will be on Friday, November 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual winter festival will feature a live mural painting by Big Walls, Big Dreams, Cirque Mythos circus performances, Reverend Butter’s live ice carving, art cars, and music by Break Free.

“At Green Mountain Energy, we’re excited to continue our long-term partnership with Discovery Green to advance sustainability,” said Mark Parsons, vice president and general manager for Green Mountain Energy. “We look forward to helping our community celebrate another holiday season at the ice rink, powered with 100 percent renewable energy.”

Throughout the season, Green Mountain Energy Ice will host themed events each evening including Skate with Santa, DJ Nights, and more.

Back by popular demand, Special Needs Skate Night grants free entry to those with special needs. The rink will be closed to the public to create a safe environment for attendees. Special Needs Skate Night is on Sunday, January 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Non-motorized wheelchairs are always allowed on the ice. An adult must accompany the wheelchair user.

New this year, College Nights offers students with college IDs a $2 discount on tickets. Discounts are also available during Clutch City Wednesdays to those wearing sports gear from Houston teams and Cheap Skate Nights on select Mondays.

Tickets are $17 + tax, skate rental is included. All ticket sales go to support Discovery Green Conservancy, a nonprofit that maintains the park and provides free cultural programming. During the season, the ice rink may be closed or delayed at times due to weather conditions, please visit to check for updates.

Discovery Green Winter Schedule

Chilling at Frostival with Big Walls, Big Dreams
Friday, November 11
6 – 10 p.m.
Discovery Green's annual winter celebration dreams big! Enjoy a live ice carving by Reverend Butter, live mural paintings by Big Walls, Big Dreams, performances by Break Free, Cirque Mythos and more!

The first 50 people will skate for free and Forever Green Members will skate for free from 5 to 7 p.m.

Green Mountain Energy Ice Programming
Friday, November 11, 2022 - January 29, 2023

Skate with Santa!
Saturdays, November 19 & 26; December 3, 10 & 17
7 – 8 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to skate with Santa Clause and embrace the holiday spirit.

Saturday Night Skate Party
Saturdays, November 12, 19 & 26; December 10; January 7, 14, 21 & 28
8 – 10 p.m. (December 3, 9 – 11 p.m.)
Come skate while listening to the coolest pop hits spun by DJ Boris.

Skating with the Stars
Sundays, November 13 & 27; December 4 & 11; January 8, 22 & 29
Tuesdays, November 15, 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27; January 3, 10, 17 & 24
7 – 7:15 p.m.
Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green.

Cheap Skate Nights
Mondays, November 14 & 28; December 5, 12 & 19; January 9 & 23
5 – 10 p.m.
On select Mondays this winter, glide around Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green for just $8 + tax per person (includes skate rental).

Special Needs Sunday Night
Sunday, January 15
6 – 8 p.m.
Ice rink will close to the public at 5 p.m. and Houstonians using non-motorized wheelchairs, and others with special needs, are invited to enjoy Green Mountain Energy Ice in a safe environment. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The special needs skater skates for free.

Clutch City Wednesdays
Wednesdays, November 16 & 30; December 7, 14 & 21; January 11, 18 & 25
5 – 10 p.m.
Skate to music by Houston artists and wear any Houston sports team gear to receive $2 off admission.

College Student Night
Thursdays, November 17; December 1, 8 & 15; January 12, 19 & 26
5 – 10 p.m.
On select Thursdays, college students can show their current college ID to receive $2 off admission. Movies will be featured at 7 p.m.

Music Trends Through the Decades
Fridays, November 18 & 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; January 6, 13, 20 & 27
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Whether you remember exactly where you were when you heard your favorite song or you are experiencing it all for the first time, DJ Mohawk Steve will connect you to the power of the greatest hits.

Skate with Storybook Stars
Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21 & 28
7 – 8 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to skate with Storybook Stars.


Flea by Night at Discovery Green
Saturday, November 19 & 26, December 3, 10, 17
6 – 10 p.m.
Flea by Night is an open-air market featuring local artisans and small business owners selling vintage, handmade, recycled, repurposed and local goods. While you’re there, enjoy live music and food trucks.

Carols on the Green
Saturday, December 3
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Songs of the season will fill the air with scenes from the mariachi opera El Milagro del Recuerdo, music from local children’s ensemble Segundo Barrio, and selections presented by the Houston Grand Opera Chorus, HGO Studio, and Bauer Family High School Voice Studio.


Bank of America’s Screen on the Green
Thursdays, November 17; December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; January 5, 12 & 19
7 – 10 p.m.
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and enjoy a family movie under the stars in the city’s coolest park. Lineup available at

Free outdoor fitness classes
More information is available at

Gentle Yoga Flow and Sound Meditation
Tuesdays, Nov 15 – Jan 31, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Strengthen your body and relax your mind with a flow yoga sequence.

HIIT class with FitMix
Wednesdays, Nov 16 – Jan 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
A fun and challenging bodyweight interval training class.

Thursdays, Nov 17 – Jan 26, 6 – 7 p.m.
Increase strength while improving flexibility. All skill levels welcome.

Hatha Yoga 
Saturdays, Nov 12 – Jan 28*, 9 – 10 a.m.
A basic vinyasa yoga class for enhanced awareness and a strong, healthy body.

Tai Chi 
Saturdays, Nov 12 – Jan 28*, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
The Chinese internal martial art focuses on slow, meditative movements.
*(No classes Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve)

Recycling Saturdays
Saturdays, November 12 – February 11 (except holidays), 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bring your sorted glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum to a recycling station provided by the City of Houston.


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Discovery Green® is a highly acclaimed 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the nonprofit Discovery Green Conservancy in downtown Houston, Texas. Since opening in April 2008, the park has welcomed more than 20 million visitors. Discovery Green® features sprawling lawns, a one-acre lake, an interactive fountain, a playground, public art installations, gardens and an allée of century-old live oaks. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present artistic, musical, educational, family-friendly and health-focused events each year, most of which are presented free to the public. The park also features two on-site restaurants, the award-winning destination restaurant The Grove and the fast-casual The Lake House, providing visitors with an array of dining options. As a nonprofit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. For more information, please visit Arts programming is made possible in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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