You would think that because El Paso is in the middle of a desert there wouldn’t be any ice-skating options. But there are actually three places embracing the classic winter tradition.

Holidays on Ice at the Sierra Providence Event Center:

The Sierra Providence Event Center is home to the El Paso Rhinos hockey team, and the area’s largest public ice skating rink. No matter what the weather is like outside, it’s always chilly indoors, so dress warm.

• 4100 E. Paisano, behind the County Coliseum
• Days and hours vary [More Info]
• General Admission – $10, includes skates
• Military Admission – $8, includes skates

* 2 hour sessions

The Fountains at Farah:

While not as quite as big as the Event Center, the Promenade Ice Pond outdoor rink is more scenic and features restaurants and shops, literally steps away.

• 8889 Gateway West, on the Promenade Main Lawn
• Mon-Sun, hours vary [More Info]
• Adults - $8 with skate rental
• 14 and under - $9 with skate rental
• Military & Senior $10 with skate rental

* 2 hour sessions

El Paso Winterfest:

The open air rink serves as the focal point of the downtown Winterfest celebration. Other attractions include a vendors Winter Village, the Kringle Kafe, and a life-size snow globe.

• Between the El Paso Museum of Art and the Plaza Theatre, Downtown
• Mon-Sun, hours vary [More Info]
• Adults - $8, includes skates
• 5 and under - $5, includes skates
• Military - $7, includes skates

* 1 hour sessions