Panther Island Ice - Brought To You By The Trinity River Vision Authority!

Trinity River Vision Authority

The Return of a Fort Worth Holiday Tradition

Fort Worth is about to get a lot cooler as the city's favorite holiday tradition, Panther Island Ice, returns for another season on November 18, 2016. Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink remains open 7 days a week, including all holidays, through January 16, 2017.


Panther Island Ice is open seven days a week, including all holidays, from November 18th through January 16th. All posted hours are subject to change.

Regular Hours:

Mon - Thurs
3 pm – 10 pm
3 pm – 11 pm
11 am – 11 pm
11 am – 10 pm

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving Day
11 am – 11 pm
Christmas Eve
11 am –   8 pm
Christmas Day
12 pm – 11 pm
New Year's Eve
11 am –   8 pm
New Year's Day
11 am – 11 pm
MLK Jr. Day
11 am – 11 pm

Thanksgiving Break Hours:

November 21–25

Mon - Sat
11 am – 11 pm
11 am – 10 pm

Winter Break:

December 19 – January 9

Mon - Sat
11 am – 11 pm
11 am – 10 pm
Panther Island Ice Skaters


Prices include skate rental & sales tax
Coyote Drive-In ticket is NOT required to access the ice rink.

Regular Admission - Includes skate rental and tax
Group Discount for parties of 15 or more

We offer a discount for groups of 15 or more skaters. Reservations required.



Discounts can not be combined


$9 Lockheed Martin

Available to active-duty military, guard, reservists, veterans & their families thanks to a partnership with Lockheed Martin. Must show official ID.


$9 Tarrant County College District

One discount per valid ID



Enjoy ½ price admission!


$10 Tarrant Area Food Bank

Bring two canned goods to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank for $2 off single admission


$10 Star-Telegram

One discount per Press Pass


Panther Island Ice is found within the Coyote Drive-In complex, located at 223 NE 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164.



Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase in addition to the full menu at the Coyote Drive-In Canteen. No outside food or beverages allowed but exceptions will be made for birthday cakes and cupcakes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Panther Island Ice


No refunds will be given, so we encourage you to check the weather and condition of the ice before purchasing your ticket to skate.
Yes, small lockers are available to rent in limited quantities. They can hold valuables such as your cell phone, keys, wallet or a small to medium sized purse. Panther Island Ice is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
No. The ice skating rink is accessible without a ticket to the movie. Movie tickets are sold separately.
Skates other than speed skates are allowed. The full admission charge is still required to skate. We reserve the right not to allow a person to use their own skates if we decide that they are not suitable.
You will get wet! The rink can operate in nearly all weather conditions. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing. This is an outdoor event and no refunds will be given due to inclement weather. In the unlikely event that the manager deems it necessary to close the ice rink, alternative sessions will be offered for skating, subject to availability.
There is no minimum age for children, but all children under 12 years of age must be supervised. Our smallest skate size is children's size 9. We also offer adjustable double blade skates for children 3 and under. These make scooting around the ice easier and will work for any child who is able to walk on their own. We advise parents to use their discretion as to whether the child will enjoy the experience if they are very young.
No one is allowed on the ice without appropriate ice skates. Parents and guardians are not allowed to carry children while on the ice.
Skating time may be limited to 90 minutes during peak times.
Yes. Seasonal food and beverages will be available in addition to the full menu offered at the Coyote Canteen.

If you are having a birthday party, you may bring a cake or cupcakes.
The ice rink is outdoors and therefore you should plan to dress warm enough to sustain being outside in the daily conditions. Socks are required (tall socks are encouraged). Gloves are recommended regardless of the conditions and will also be available for purchase on site. At times the ice may become wet, skaters should dress accordingly.
Yes. However you cannot access them while wearing skates. You must remove your skates before going to the restroom.
Revenues from the skate rentals will cover installation and staffing expenses at Panther Island Ice. Any proceeds will go into programming and capital improvements on Panther Island.

Yes! We offer group discounts for parties of 15-50 people.

If your party will include more than 50 people special accommodations can be made. Simply call 817-698-0700 and we will be more than happy to work with you to schedule your outing.

If your party is smaller than 15 people you do not qualify for the group discount and no advance reservation is required. Simply arrive at the ice rink and follow the standard skate rental process. If you would like to purchase movie tickets, food and/or beverages for your smaller group you may do so once you arrive at the rink.

No. Panther Island Ice is a seasonal event. It is open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, from November 18, 2016 through January 16, 2017.
No! Admission is only required for those wishing to skate. If you would like to sit back and watch friends and family on the ice you are welcome to do so free of charge.


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For group reservations or questions, please be sure to see our reservation scheduler in the FAQ's. Simply call 817-698-0700 and we will be more than happy to work with you to schedule your outing.