When the holiday season hits, downtown Greenville just breathes Christmas. The eye-catching decorations, romantic horse-drawn carriages and magical parade make it easy to be immersed in the special season. The only open-air ice rink in Greenville, Ice on Main, invites anyone to experience that magic of the holiday season with skating under strung lights, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and taking memorable photographs with loved ones in the heart of downtown.
While there is plenty of holiday spirit to go around at Ice on Main, we wanted to know everything else that makes this place so enjoyable and what will go into operating Greenville’s only open-air ice rink for two consecutive months.
3,200 square feet: size of the rink
283 skates: Number of ice skates available for rent
0 to 10 degrees F: Temperature of the ice
8: Number of skate aids (blue walkers to help skaters not fall down)
$3: Cost of a cup of hot chocolate from Pink Mama’s at the rink
66: Number of total days the ice rink is open during the season
900: Number of glow sticks to be used during Glow Night, Dec. 7
1,038: Number of skaters who came to opening weekend
Children’s size 9: Smallest-sized skate
Men’s size 13: Largest-sized skate
150: Maximum number of skaters the rink can hold
Saturday: Busiest day of the week at Ice on Main
3 weeks: Time it takes to set up the ice rink, including footprint, sheds, and signage
6: Number of days of construction and flooding to complete the ice rink
2-4: Number of times a night the ice is resurfaced
Mickey Mouse: Most famous person to skate at Ice on Main
Ice on Main is located next to City Hall at 206 S. Main St., Greenville.
Hours for Ice on Main are:
3-8 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays
3-10 p.m. Fridays
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays
During Winter Break from Dec. 21-Jan. 5, the rink is open daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. Hours during other holidays are available here. The cost for admission plus skate rental is $10/adults, $8/children. The cost is half price if you bring your own skates and there are several promotional nights throughout the season during which ticket prices are reduced.
Greenville County first responders may skate for free all season.