Once you step on the ice at the Galleria, you'll discover it's truly the most unique and coolest ice skating experience around. With hundred's of stores, shoppers and restaurants, we put you in the center of it all. So, take a lesson, have a private party or just go for a spin.
2018 Galleria Dallas Grand Tree Lighting Celebration
Final Show of the Season!
We are excited about this weekend’s Galleria Dallas Grand Tree Lighting, the last one of the holiday season. Due to an injury, Patrick Chan will not be able to perform in this weekend’s show. However, we are thrilled that 2018 Olympic Team Gold Medalist Keegan Messing of Canada will take to the ice along with American pairs team Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc, our own Missile Toes and 100 area youth skaters. We hope you’ll be able to join us at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 22nd for this amazing performance.
Galleria Dallas opened in 1982, During the opening Olympic Champion Dorthy Hamill performed free for the Dallas community. Since then more Olympic Champions and Olympic athletes have performed at the Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center than any other venue in Texas.
In 1992 Galleria Dallas invited Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi to perform her Olympic winning programs in Texas.
Today, Kristi recalled that memory in a media article:
Question to Yamaguchi: Describe that moment when you realized you were a celebrity after the Olympics.
Yamaguchi: "After the Olympics, I was training in Canada, but I had made a commitment to make an appearance at these rinks in Texas. The first stop was Dallas and the next was Houston. I came for the appearances shortly, a couple weeks really, after the Olympics. It was the first time I had come to the states after the Olympics… It was absolutely crazy. It was at the Galleria Mall and the rink is inside the mall.
There were just thousands of people there. They were saying traffic had stopped… I think they still refer to that day as Kristi Yamaguchi Day (laughs) in Dallas and Houston. People were climbing the trees in the mall to try to watch me skate. It was actually the first time I had security who had to bring me in and out of the rink because we couldn’t get through all the people. I just looked around and was so astonished. I was even laughing. Like "Oh, this is what it feels like to be a pop singer or a Hollywood star when they’re ushered in and surrounded by security guards."
Follow Maia and Alex Shibutani on their quest to the Olympics!
Here are some links to get you started:
Public Sessions: general info, group rates and ice rentals.
Ice Skating School: info about programming and lessons.
Blog: check back often for the latest news about the Ice Skating Center.
YouTube Channel: watch videos about the many exciting activities happening around the rink.