Skating Under The Stars is a flurry of fun during Christmas In The Branch with the opening of the outdoor ice rink at the Children’s Health StarCenter in Farmers Branch. Opening day is November 27 and skating continues through January 3, 2021.  The hours vary throughout the holiday season and the facility is open with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

Due to COVID restrictions and to ensure the safest experience possible while maintaining a holiday tradition, ice occupancy will be limited to 60 skaters at a time during each session with each session being limited to 2 hours and 15 minutes.  Online registration is required for all skaters. 

Should anyone walk up for a session, they will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis contingent upon capacity limitations. If you are planning to walk-up, it is recommended that you call ahead to check ice availability for your desired time slot.   The Star Center can be reached at 214-432-3131.

Facial masks will be required on all skaters (ages 10 and up) while on the ice.

Skating Pricing & Hours

Admission (ages 4+): $10 per session
Youth admission (3 & under): FREE
Skate rental: $5

ONLINE REGISTRATION 

Group rates and private ice time is available. Perfect for company outings and parties. Please click here or contact the StarCenter at 214.432.3131 for more information if you need assistance. 

OPENING DAY November 27 – Noon – 9:45 p.m.
November 28 – December 20

Monday through Friday:
5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Saturday through Sunday:
12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

December 21   – January 3

Monday through Sunday:
12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day

In the case of inclement weather, please contact the StarCenter front desk to verify the outdoor ice rink is open at 214.432.3131

Farmers Branch residents receive FREE ice rink admission!

Farmers Branch residents who show proof of residency will be able to enjoy “Free Skate Sundays” during the Skating Under The Stars season. Dates listed below. Residents only have to pay the skate rental fee if needed. Limit 4 per household.

Due to COVID restrictions and to ensure the safest experience possible while maintaining a holiday tradition, ice occupancy will be limited to 40 skaters at a time during each session with each session being limited to 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Please note that online registration will be required for all “Free Skate Sundays” sessions.

Using your Farmers Branch address, please register here .  When reserving your session online, please note that each member of a household will be required to register. 

Should a resident walk-up for a session, they will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis contingent upon capacity limitations. Proof of residency required for all walk-ups; valid ID with current Farmers Branch address. Limit four per household.

If you are planning to walk-up, it is recommended that residents call ahead on that Sunday to check ice availability for their desired time slot. The Star Center can be reached at 214-432-3131.

Facial masks will be required on all skaters (ages 10 and up) while on the ice. The select dates for free ice rink admission are as follows:

Sunday, November 29
Sunday, December 6
Sunday, December 13
Sunday, December 20
Sunday, December 27
Sunday, January 3

Children’s Health StarCenter is located at 12700 N Stemmons Freeway in Farmers Branch.  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 featuring a different theme. Please note that the discounted rate is available only for walk-up skaters on a first come, first served basis. (No online advance registration/discount option.) When renting skates, notify the cashier that you’d like to redeem your discount. 

November 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.

December 1 First Responders Night: Thanks for your service! Present your employee ID and receive free skate rental.

December 2 Teacher Appreciation Night: Thanks for all you do! Present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 3 Local Business Night: Present a business card with a Farmers Branch address for free skate rental.

December 7 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 8 Stars season ticket holder | All current Stars season ticket holders receive free skate rental.

December 9 Veteran’s Appreciation Night: Thank you for your service! Present your active or retired military ID card and receive free skate rental

December 10 Brookhaven College Night-Schools out! Present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 14 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 15 Jersey Night: Gotta support your team, right? Show up in your team’s colors and receive free skate rental.

December 16 Ugly Christmas sweater night | Who are we to judge? Show up in your ugliest Christmas sweater and receive free skate rental.

December 17 Farmers Branch/Carrollton ISD night | Time to show off your school colors; present your school ID and receive free skate rental.

December 21 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 22 Date Night: Mention the word “date” when renting and your skates are on us!

December 23 Boy & Girl Scout Night | Wear or bring something that identifies you with your troop and receive free skate rental.

December 28 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 29 Ladies Night : Are you a lady? Mention the word “ladies’ night” when renting your skates are on us.

December 30 College Represent Night | Gotta support your college, right? Show up in your college apparel and receive free skate rental.

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