My husband and I grew up in New England, where after school we’d walk to a nearby pond to skate and play hockey. That’s not going to happen in Memphis, but thankfully there are other great options in town!

The kids are all lined up for limbo time

The kids are all lined up for limbo time – Cordova Skate Center

If you want to watch ice hockey you don’t have to drive far. The Mississippi RiverKings play in Southhaven, MS (EMM review).  You can also watch the women of the Memphis Roller Derby at the Agricenter, which I hear is great fun.

Here are your area options for ice and roller skating plus hockey.

Fourth Bluff Ice Rink

Fourth Bluff Ice Rink

Fourth Bluff Ice Rink
Open through January 29, 2017 on the riverfront.

Mid-South Ice House
Olive Branch, MS
Year-round figure skating, ice hockey, public skating, skating lessons and birthday parties.  To learn more about the types of classes they offer visit the Figure Skating Club of Memphis website.

Zoo Skating
Memphis Zoo
Tented outdoor rink open mid-November through January.

Memphis Skating
Roller skating, lessons and birthday parties.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced skating classes.  Their locations are the Cordova Skate House (7970 Club Center Dr., Cordova) EMM Review, End Skating Center (5718 Mt. Moriah) and Skateland Raleigh (4350 Stage Rd).

FunQuest
Collierville
Bowling and roller skating.

Collierville Speed Team
Speed skating team, kids and adults