Holiday and Winter Sports in Kansas City

By Melissa Basgall, Editor and Publisher November 1, 2023

Welcome to the ultimate Kansas City guide to holiday and winter sports! As the chill of winter settles in, the Kansas City metro area comes alive with a variety of exciting activities that will warm your heart and thrill your senses. Whether you're a fan of gliding gracefully on ice skates, competing in a spirited game of ice hockey, or descending down the slopes with exhilaration, our comprehensive guide is here to lead you through the best spots and experiences in and around Kansas City. Join us as we explore the region's finest venues for ice skating, ice hockey, skiing, and tubing, ensuring that your holiday season is filled with unforgettable moments and wintertime adventures.

Ice Skating!

This cherished tradition, occurring annually in November and lasting throughout the season, is a delightful event to look forward to.

Crown Center Ice Terrace

Located in the heart of downtown, is a magical destination all winter long. Open early November through February.

Chicken N Pickle, Overland Park

Opening in November, they'll host open skate, character skates, family nights and skate fundraisers.

The Rink at Zona Rosa

The Northland’s newest ice rink is back at Zona Rosa this winter season. The Rink at Zona Rosa is open daily from early November through February 19, 2024 for public ice skating, pond hockey, special events and more.

KC Ice Center

Situated in Shawnee, this rink is dedicated to a wide range of activities, including skating lessons, club hockey matches, and figure skating.

Centerpoint Community Ice

Adaptive Skate days, homeschool skate days, free skate, lessons, and more this indoor skate arena in Independence offers it all.

Summit Ice

An 8,000 square foot ice rink conveniently located on the corner of Chipman and Douglas, it's the only outdoor ice rink in eastern Jackson County. Summit Ice has extensive patio seating area and multiple open fire pits under the twinkling lights above provide a magical atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Ice at Park Place

Leawood's only outdoor ice rink is open every day from mid-November through February.  The Ice is surrounded by seasonal festivities, amazing restaurants, and local, specialty shopping. Enjoy special events like Skating with The Grinch, Frozen Skate, and Valentine’s Day Skate.  

Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena

Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena offers a spacious 34,000-square-foot facility where you can enjoy public skating, freestyle sessions, and stick time, and special events. Located in the Northland.

Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing

Snow Creek

For all your downhill snow activities in the Kansas City area, Snow Creek is the go-to destination. Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, Snow Creek has it all. Snow Creek relies on artificial snow, so even if snow isn't in the forecast, you can plan a trip to Snow Creek. Check their website for available dates.

For more holiday fun, including character appearances, light shows, holiday pop-up bars, and more, check out the complete Family Guide to The Holidays in Kansas City!