Holidays on Ice Skating Begins Friday at Civic Coliseum

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Kids ice skating at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum

Knoxville's Holidays on Ice skating will be relocated from Market Square to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum starting Friday, Dec. 11, and continuing through Jan. 3, 2021.

This change to a downtown tradition necessitated by COVID-19 has a silver lining.

“We’re excited for fans of this annual event to have the opportunity to skate on the same ice where the Knoxville Ice Bears play hockey,” said Interim Director of the Office of Special Events Kyndra Brewer.

Skaters don’t need the skills of professional ice hockey players to have fun on the 180-foot rink. All attendees should wear masks and practice physical distancing—about 6 feet away from other households—when purchasing tickets, picking up skates, skating on the ice or sitting in the stands. Holidays on Ice mascot Peppermint Panda will make guest appearances.

Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for children age 12 and under. Admission includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on the ice. Skating season passes are $40 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Tickets and season passes can be purchased at the Coliseum during ice rink hours; cash, Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.

Visit for ice rink hours, which vary during the season and include closures on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, and liability waivers to review and download for signing in advance; waiters will be available to sign at the Coliseum.

The Knoxville Civic Coliseum is located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, with free parking available across the street at garages A, B and C.

Parking is free at all City-owned garages, including the Locust Street, State Street and Market Square garages, after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend, except for specific special events, like home UT football games.

Knoxville's Holidays on Ice is sponsored by the City of Knoxville, ASM Knoxville, Pilot Company, WBIR-TV, B97.5, Knoxville Ice Bears, and Ice Chalet.