Winter Fun Continues at Discovery Green
Take in ice skating and winter art installation
ICE SKATING IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON
The Ice Powered by Green Mountain Energy—the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest—remains open through Sunday, Feb. 2, with weekly skating events including Cheap Skate Night (Mondays, Jan. 6 and 13), Theme Night Tuesdays (Tuesdays through Jan. 28), Skate Then Sip (Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 15), Special Skaters and Wheelchair Wednesdays (Wednesdays, Jan. 1, 15 and 29), Funfetti Fridays (Fridays, Jan. 3, 17–31) and Skating with Characters (Saturdays through Feb. 1).
RAINBOW ON ICE ON JANUARY 10TH
Rainbow on Ice returns to the ice rink on Friday, Jan. 10. The 9th annual LGBTQ celebration will feature music by DJ Joe Ross, H-Town’s R&B Princess JaeRene, electrifying drag performances such as Blackberri as Lizzo, and a fashion show with designs by Yahaira DeHill.
WINTER ART INSTALLATION
Discovery Green’s winter art installation, Paloma Sponsored by PNC Bank, also remains on view throughout the month.
The temporary, site-specific public art installation features two complementary works: Paloma, created by French creative studio Pitaya, is a series of 200 colorful aluminum “origami” birds, suspended from the canopy along Discovery Green’s Brown Promenade and is illuminated by dynamic LED lights after dusk to create the illusion of flight; and Here and Now, a sound installation by Houston-based artist and anthropologist Lina Dib, whose work explores ecological change and global migration.
Dib’s choreographed sounds dance along the Brown Promenade in conversation with Pitaya’s sculptures to create an immersive and contemplative experience beneath the park’s century-old live oaks.
Featured photo credit: Morris Malakoff