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Enjoy ice skating at Snow Flake Lake during Carowinds' WinterFest!

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Snow Flake Lake at Carowinds' Holiday Event

Snow Flake Lake

Location: Snow Flake Lane (Near Harmony Hall)

Jack Frost invites you to Snow Flake Lake to test your skills on our ice skating rink. Located in front of Intimidator, this is one of the most unique ice skating venues you'll find anywhere. This picturesque holiday activity is family-friendly. Santa has even provided ice skates, and skate guides for beginner skaters. Your spirits will lift as you glide along the ice, amid giant projected snowflakes gracefully swirling over the icy surface.

This traditional ice skating rink allows participants to skate in a counter-clockwise direction around the ice rink. Ice skates are required for all participants to be on the ice. Speed skating, roughness, excessive speeding or weaving through other skaters is prohibited. Guests with a cervical collar or neck brace, full arm cast, braced arm cast, or full leg cast are not permitted to participate at this attraction.

Alternate Access is available through the entrance. Guests must be able to take several steps on the ice on their own or with the assistance of a companion. Guests in wheelchairs can transfer and participate with the use of a chair designed to be on the ice. Please see an ice rink associate for details.

Additional fee required.

Requirement: 10 years of age to skate alone or accompanied by a supervising companion at all times.

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What does the time session mean?

Ice skating is unlimited during your time session. Make sure you allow extra time for turning in your voucher and signed waiver, and for skate fitting before you enter the ice. At the end of each session the ice will be cleared for the Zamboni.

What are the times of the sessions?

Current time sessions:

When Park Opens at 2 PM

  • 2:00-3:00pm
  • 3:00-3:45pm
  • 4:15-5:00pm
  • 5:00-5:45pm
  • 6:15-7:00pm
  • 7:00-7:45pm
  • 8:15-9:00pm
  • 9:00-9:45pm
  • 9:45-10:30pm

When Park Opens at 5 PM

  • 5:00-5:45pm
  • 5:45-6:30pm
  • 7:00-7:45pm
  • 7:45-8:30pm
  • 9:00-9:45pm
  • 9:45-10:30pm

Times are subject to change.

What does my ice skating voucher include?

The voucher includes skate rental and your skate session. Skating aids are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

Can I come on and off the ice during my session?

Your session must all be at one time. You cannot leave the ice rink and re-enter within your skate session.

Can I bring my own skates?

No, skaters must use the skates provided at Snowflake Lake.

Where do I redeem my ice skating voucher when I arrive at the park?

Redeem your voucher at the ice skating rental booth located at the front of Snowflake Lake (near the Intimidator entry plaza).

What is the waiver?

All skating participants must complete the waiver. Guests under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver. We encourage the waiver to be filled out in advance of your arrival at the park.

Do the ice skating sessions sell out?

There are a limited number of people allowed on the ice at one time and there will be a limit to the number of tickets we sell for each session. We encourage advance purchase to reserve your skate session.

The date and time I want is unavailable, what are my options?

This means we have reached our online sales limit. We recommend coming to the park early to purchase onsite.

Do season passholders receive a discount?

There are no season pass discounts for WinterFest ice skating.

How should I prepare for my ice skating session?

We recommend wearing warm clothes, dressing for the weather. Please make sure to wear socks as they are required to ice skate. In addition, we encourage checking in 15 minutes prior to the time you want to be on the ice to allow time to redeem your online voucher, complete the waiver and ensure you have selected the proper fitting skates.