Downtown Raleigh, N.C.'s outdoor ice skating rink is returning to Red Hat Amphitheater—Nov. 19-Jan. 16, 2023! Read on about this exciting news via press release content below.

Raleigh’s favorite outdoor ice skating rink is returning to Red Hat Amphitheater! This year, THE RINK presented by UNC Health will feature extended operating hours through Jan. 16 as well as special programming on select nights.

"The community response we saw last year was astounding, and we’re overjoyed to be bringing this holiday experience back again to Red Hat Amphitheater. We loved watching all the special moments THE RINK created for our guests, and becoming a new annual tradition is really exciting," said Kerry Painter, director/GM of the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex.

"UNC Health is proud to support this wonderful winter attraction again this year," said Kerry Grace Heckle, UNC Health’s executive director of corporate and community relations. "We look forward to the joy this new holiday tradition will bring to our community."

Pricing remains the same for this year, at $11 for skater admission, including skate rental, and $6 for non-skater admission (taxes and fees may apply). Tickets are for two-hour time slots, and purchasing in advance is strongly encouraged, as there are a limited number of time slots available for each day.

Tickets are on sale and are available for purchase online at, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ box office Mon.-Fri., 10am-2pm, or by phone at 1.800.982.2787. The Red Hat Amphitheater box office will also open 30 minutes before gates each day—on-site ticket availability will vary based on demand.

THE RINK presented by UNC Health will operate Nov. 19-Jan. 16, 2023, during the below hours of operation:

Nov. 19-Dec. 18:
Thurs.-Fri.: 5-9:30pm
Sat.: 11am-11pm
Sun.: noon-7pm
*Closed Thanksgiving Day
*Nov. 25 hours: noon-9:30pm

Dec. 21-24:
Wed.: 3-10pm
Thurs.: noon-9:30pm
Fri.: 11am-11pm
*Christmas Eve hours: noon-7pm
*Closed Christmas Day

Dec. 26-Jan. 1:
Mon.-Wed.: 3-10pm
Thurs.-Sun.: noon-9:30pm

Jan. 5-16:
Thurs.-Fri.: 5-9:30pm
Sat.: 11am-11pm
Sun.: noon-7pm
*Jan. 16 (final day) hours: noon-7pm

Additional community activations will be featured this year, including a collaboration with the Raleigh Night Market, on-site food trucks, themed nights and more to be announced soon—keep an eye on Red Hat Amphitheater social media!

THE RINK presented by UNC Health is also proud to have ABC11 WTVD as the official media sponsor again this year. "We are excited to turn our thoughts to cooler days and nights at THE RINK at Red Hat Amphitheater. An amazing venue and meeting place for families and friends throughout the holiday season, ABC11 is proud to support this wonderful community event," said Rob Elmore, ABC11 president and general manager.

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