November in Sugar Hill looks a little different than the rest of Georgia.  Families can be seen downtown donning hats, scarves, gloves and ice skates, while the rest of the state enjoys temperatures in the 60s.  What makes Sugar Hill so much cooler than its neighbors? It could have something to do with the ice rink located in the middle of downtown Sugar Hill!

The rink measures 120 feet by 60 feet and is the largest outdoor real ice rink in the Southeast. The facility is equipped with concessions, skate rentals and “skate mates” to help the littlest skaters on the ice.  The popular attraction sits on the Dawn P. Gober Community Plaza behind City Hall and adjacent to The Bowl amphitheater.

This season will mark the fourth time the city has partnered with Have An Ice Day Rinks to bring a covered, outdoor ice rink to Sugar Hill. The rink attracts people from all over the state and beyond.  With over 10,000 skaters each season, it has become a landmark for the area.

Ice skating has become a tradition for many Gwinnett families thanks to the efforts of The Ice Rink @ Sugar Hill. Many will bring out-of-town family and guests to skate and experience a little taste of winter in a city that rarely sees snow. The rink is also open extended hours during school holidays to give parents and students options for entertainment during winter break when most families are searching for activities for little ones.

Sugar Hill invites the community to create a new family tradition at the Ice Rink this year. Invite your family and friends out to experience “The Sweet Life” on ice this winter! Visit for more information on hours and ticketing.