Christmas In The Branch officially kicks off on Friday, November 29 with the opening of Skating Under The Stars at the Children’s Health StarCenter outdoor ice rink in Farmers Branch. The hours vary throughout the 50 days of festive fun and the facility is only closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Last year thousands of skaters bundled up for magical evenings on the ice and memorable experiences during the holiday season. 

Skating Pricing

Admission for ages 4 and up is $10 and youth admission for ages 3 & under is free. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates.  The StarCenter also offers rentals skates in most sizes for $5 per person. 

Group rates and private ice time is available. This venue is perfect for company outings and holiday parties. Please contact the StarCenter at 214-432-3131 for more information on booking an event.

Farmers Branch residents receive FREE ice rink admission!

Farmers Branch residents get free skating admission on select dates with proof of residency. A valid ID with a current Farmers Branch address must be provided at check out. Skate rental is not included and there is a limit of four free skating admissions per household.  The select dates for free ice rink admission are as follows:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

Skating Under The Stars at Dallas StarCenter in Farmers Branch for Christmas In The Branch

Children’s Health StarCenter is located at 12700 N Stemmons Freeway in Farmers Branch.  Skate under the stars at the outdoor ice skating rink.  Open daily between November 29 and January 17 with specified hours.

Please note that on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve the outdoor ice rink will be open from Noon until 6:00 p.m. so that the StarCenter staff may enjoy the holidays with their families.

In the case of inclement weather, please contact the StarCenter front desk to verify the outdoor ice rink is open at 214-432-3131.

Skating Under The Stars StarCenter Farmers Branch Christmas In The Branch

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We offer several nights of discounted ice skating. Each night we offer a discount has a theme!

December 2 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5pm to 7pm.

December 3 – First Responder Night | Thanks for your service! Present your employee ID and receive free skate rental.

December 4 – Teacher Appreciation Night | Thanks for all you do! Present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 5 – Local Business Night | Present a business card with a Farmers Branch address and receive free skate rental.

December 9 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5pm to 7pm.

December 10 – Stars Season Ticket Holder Night | All current Stars season ticket holders receive free skate rental.

December 11 – Veterans Appreciation Night | Thank you for your service! Present your active or retired military ID card and receive free skate rental.

December 12 – Brookhaven College Night | School’s now out! Present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 16 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5pm to 7pm.

December 17 – Jersey Night | Gotta support the team, right? Show up in your team’s colors and receive free skate rental.

December 18 – Ugly Christmas sweater night | Who are we to judge? Show up in your ugliest Christmas sweater and receive free skate rental.

December 19 – Farmers Branch/Carrollton ISD night | Time to show off your school colors; present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 23 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

December 26 – Stars season ticket holder | All current Stars season ticket holders receive free skate rental.

December 30 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

January 2 – Farmers Branch/Carrolton ISD night | Time to show off your school colors; present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

January 6 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

January 7 – Local Business Night | Present a business card with a Farmers Branch address and receive free skate rental.

January 8 – Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Night | Wear or bring something that identifies you with your troop and receive free skate rental.

January 9 – College Colors Night | Gotta support the team, right? Show up in your team’s colors and receive free skate rental.

January 13 – Happy Hour/Cheap Skate | Are you a cheap skate? Then tonight’s your night to prove it! All skate rentals are free from 5 to 7 pm.

January 14 – Stars season ticket holder night | All current Stars season ticket holders receive free skate rental.

January 16 – Ladies Night | Are you a lady? Mention the word “ladies night” when renting your skates and it’s on us!

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