Following the success of the Carmel Chriskindlmarkt, the City of Carmel is launching Festival of Ice now through March 11 at the Ice at Center Green, located between the Carmel Palladium and Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, just steps away from Carmel City Center.

Ice Skating

Skate sessions will be Wednesday through Sunday until Festival of Ice closes March 11.


Daily concessions will be available, including bratwursts, hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.

On weekends and during special events, more food vendors will be on-site. Matt the Miller’s Tavern will offer beer, wine, wassail and pretzel bites. Baked Cheese Haus, a popular vendor from the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, will serve raclettes, soups and hot beverages. Pastries Chefs Bakery & Pastry will offer croissants, muffins, paninis, waffles, sandwiches, cakes and hot beverages, and Silkelicious will serve mac-n-cheese, pastries, chicken and hot chocolate.

Special Events


Buy one ice skating ticket and get one free on various days through March 11. Dates and times will vary. Follow Ice at Center Green on social media for updates.

Rockin’ the Oldies Weekend

Skate to classic tunes Jan. 26, featuring 60s at 6 p.m., 70s at 7 p.m., 80s at 8 p.m. and 90s at 9 p.m. Classic rock music continues Jan. 27 and 28.

‘Big Game’ Tailgate on the Ice

Wear your favorite NFL jersey on Super Bowl Sunday to skate for free.

USA Olympic Pride Weekend

Wear red, white and blue to celebrate opening weekend of the Winter Olympics and skate for free Feb. 9 and Feb. 11. Note that skate rental is not included.

Valentine's Night Skate

Celebrate Valentine's Day with free red roses, love songs and chocolate Feb. 14.

Ice Carving Competition Weekend

Professional ice carvers from around the Midwest will compete in an ice carving competition Feb. 17 and 18.

IndyFuel Skate Night

Lace up your skates and hit the ice with members of the Indy Fuel professional hockey team during a special appearance.

Veterans' Night Skate

Free skate nights for military veterans will be available on dates TBA.

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