The Rink at Park Tavern, a brand new seasonal ice skating rink at Piedmont Park, opens Monday, Nov 21, and will continue service through Feb. 14. All water used in the creation and resurfacing of the 85 by 40-foot rink comes from harvested rainwater, and it sits under a heated tent with sound system, allowing 200 guests to skate in warmth and comfort.

The Rink will be open for evening skating at 5 p.m. most days, offering two 3 ½ hour sessions, with a half hour break to resurface the ice, while weekends and holidays offer four sessions, beginning at 9 a.m.  Tickets are $10 and guests can bring their own skates or rent a pair for $5.  There are also season passes available for $300.

Guests are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance and can do so online.  For more information, check out Park Tavern’s website, or call (404) 249-0001.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

2 replies on “Ice Skating at Park Tavern opens Nov. 21”

  1. The skating rink is not that great of a deal actually. The Rink is far too small, crowded, and poorly maintained. Each session is only 4 hrs, but you can’t skate the last hour of the session since they groom it again. But the grooming is awful; there’s no zamboni because the rink is too small for one. They have to manually pick up the lose crushed ice, and they don’t do a very good job. So when they drop more water, the resulting surface is very rough. Within 3 minutes of the start of a session, the surface is just awful and it will get worse until the session is over. 90% of the skaters are beginners, and they’re all over the place. Even the guy working there admitted it was bad, but there was nothing he could do about it. If you’re a Groupon holder, they only honor the groupon if they have room, but you have to go down there to find out.

  2. The skating rink is not that great of a deal actually. The Rink is far too small, crowded, and poorly maintained. Each session is only 4 hrs, but you can’t skate the last hour of the session since they groom it again. But the grooming is awful; there’s no zamboni because the rink is too small for one. They have to manually pick up the lose crushed ice, and they don’t do a very good job. So when they drop more water, the resulting surface is very rough. Within 3 minutes of the start of a session, the surface is just awful and it will get worse until the session is over. 90% of the skaters are beginners, and they’re all over the place. Even the guy working there admitted it was bad, but there was nothing he could do about it. If you’re a Groupon holder, they only honor the groupon if they have room, but you have to go down there to find out.

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