Ice Skating Is Returning November 10, 2023 – January 15, 2024!
We’re so excited to share that our Winter Wilderland, complete with a real ice skating rink, is returning for its fifth holiday season from November 10, 2023-January 15, 2024.
The rink will once again encompass a 3,200 square-foot portion of our outdoor wave pool at Lake Wilderness. Adding to the festive setting will be music, holiday lights, and a rink side snack area (complete with our Tacolicious food truck) selling hot chocolate, s’mores and more.
The rink will be open to guests and the public from 10 am to 10:30 pm Saturday – Sunday, Thanksgiving week (November 20-24) and Christmas break (December 18-30); and 4 pm to 10:30 pm Monday- Friday. For a detailed calendar visit https://www.wildernessatthesmokies.com/waterpark-hours/ice-rink-hours/ and click on the ice rink hours tab.
More Fun Things Planned!
-A DJ will be onsite Fridays and Saturdays beginning November 11 from 7-10 pm, including New Year’s Eve until 12:30 am to help ring in the New Year!
–Santa will be onsite and rink side for visits on select afternoons. Check back for more details!
–Figure Skaters from The Ice Chalet will provide performances on Saturday, December 16, 23 and 30 as well as Saturday, January 6 and 13 at 7 pm..
–Monty’s Youth Skate will be offered every Saturday (except December 2) between 9 -10 am (before the rink opens) for younger, unexperienced skaters to get time on the ice without bigger and faster guests speeding around them. We’ll provide skating aids, a surprise Christmas gift, and an opportunity for a photo with Monty or Molly. The cost is $9.99 per child and includes skates as well as the day’s admission to the rink. It’s a great deal!
-Skate for a Cause Is Returning on Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to 10 pm! 100 percent of the public ice-skating admissions from this special fundraiser will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.
– Skate It Off: Taylor Swift Night! On Wednesday, November 29, from 7-10 pm, a DJ will be onsite playing all Swift songs! Wear your best Swifty outfit and SKATE IT OFF!
-On Saturday, December 2 from 7 am-1 pm, we’ll host Cool Sports for a morning filled with youth hockey games featuring local area skaters. Chilly Bear, the mascot for the Knoxville Ice Bears will also be onsite for the event. PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE PREDICTED RAIN THIS EVENT IS BEING CANCELED
-On Sunday, January 7, from 7-11:30am Pro Vision Hockey Academy and the Knoxville Junior Ice Bears will host pond hockey games featuring the Knoxville area’s best youth hockey players.
Get Your Tickets Now!
For the absolute best deal guests can pre-purchase daily admission for their party for $19.99, plus tax, before your arrival date. This can be done at the time of booking, or you may call one of our reservation agents to have them add it for you. Upon arrival at the resort, guests will still be able to purchase admissions for $29.99, plus tax, for everyone in your room for your entire stay.
The general public can purchase admission tickets at the rink for $18.99 plus tax. Soaky Mountain Season Pass Holders can skate for $10.99. All admissions include rental skates!
When you are done ice skating, immerse yourself in the spectacle of the Shadrack’s drive-through light show and Snowy Mountain Village at Soaky Mountain Waterpark, conveniently located directly across from the resort. For more information on this fun activity visit: https://soakymountainwaterpark.com/shadracks-light-display-is-returning-to-soaky-mountain/
Add our Skate & Show package when you make your Wilderness at the Smokies accommodations reservation, you can secure ice-skating access for your entire group throughout your stay, along with a single vehicle admission to the luminary wonder of Shadrack’s light show, all for just $45, plus tax. Upon arrival at the resort, purchases of this all-inclusive package are available for $60. A standalone admission to the Shadrack’s light show at $30 plus tax when pre-purchased, or $40 upon arrival at the resort.
Save big by booking ahead!
All participants must complete the online waiver prior to participation in the Ice Rink festivities. The link to the waiver is below.