6 Top Places to Go For Ice Skating in Gatlinburg (2024)

Jan 10, 2024

6 Top Places to Go For Ice Skating in Gatlinburg (2024)
By Westgate Resorts

6 Top Places to Go Skating Near Gatlinburg [2024]

During the summer, whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg, TN, is a beloved pastime. But year-round at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, there’s always a chance to take a dip and splash at the Wild Bear Falls water park. No matter what time of year, if you’re looking to hit the town and indulge in a local activity, skating is the way to go.

From the snowy mountain peaks of Ober Gatlinburg to the kid-friendly roller rinks in cozy Tennessee neighborhoods, you’re in for a treat when visiting Gatlinburg, no matter the season.

Skating in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If you’re looking for something to do besides checking out the best hikes in Gatlinburg, why not try roller skating or ice skating? You might even pick up a new hobby. And it’s not just for young people, the whole family can enjoy it, too!

So, who’s ready to lace up their skates and read more to find the best places to go skating in Gatlinburg!

1 | Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park | Ober Gatlinburg opened in 1962, and since then, it has been a wintertime staple for residents of the community.

You’ll find many families from Gatlinburg with fond memories of skiing down the mountain, ice skating on the indoor rink and enjoying many of the fun games at the built-in amusement park.

WHERE: 1339 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: (865) 436-5423



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2 | Ice Chalet | An hour away in Knoxville, you’ll find the Ice Chalet. This beloved ice-skating rink has been in business since 1962. It’s a beautiful indoor rink that feels cozy and perfect for some winter family time.

The Ice Chalet hosts public sessions for both family skates and even holiday hockey!

Throughout the year, you’ll often find schedules for freestyle practice that allow ice skaters for all levels to enjoy the ice.

WHERE: 100 Lebanon St, Knoxville, TN 37919 | WHO: (865) 588-1858


3 | Skatetown | From birthday parties to weekend skate sessions, families love Skatetown in Knoxville. It offers seasonal roller skating events throughout the year, like New Year’s Eve Late Skate, as well as daily hours in the evening.

You can rent a pair of skates or bring your own! Skatetown has been a neighborhood staple since 2007, and there’s no doubt you and your family will love a trip to the rink yourself.

WHERE: 5713 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918 | WHO: (865) 688-1981


4 | Roll Arena Party Zone | Looking for fun things to do near Gatlinburg? Head over to Maryville for a skate session. They’re even home to their own team of competitive inline skaters who compete in Tennessee Speed, a statewide, famous competition!

Interested? You can sign up for a free practice session (or two!) at the front desk or by calling the rink.

For those looking to swing by for some family fun, the Roll Arena Party Zone is open throughout the week.

WHERE: 2801 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37804 | WHO: (865) 724-1652


5 | Twi-Lite Roller Skating Rink | The Twi-Lite Roller Skating Rink features plenty of space for skaters of all ages to enjoy the music and colored lights. They also offer skate rentals, arcade games, a snack bar with a good selection of foods that will hit the spot after an hour on the rink! This rink only accepts cash, so plan ahead!

WHERE: 112 S Sugar Hollow Rd, Morristown, TN 37813 | WHO: (423) 581-6160


6 | The Change Center | Built to offer local youth a fun, safe space to enjoy, The Change Center is also a family-friendly destination when you’re looking for a low-cost activity.

You’ll find The Change Center an hour and a half away in Knoxville, but the expansive, modern rink, climbing wall, games and Change Center Café are worth the trip!

WHERE: 203 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, TN 37915 | WHO: (865) 951-1567


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Best Places to Go Skating in Gatlinburg

This skating guide is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the fun things to do in Gatlinburg and nearby towns!

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* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.

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