I've never ice skated before. I've always wanted to ice skate on the Carolina Circle Mall Ice Rink. However, I have roller skated at SkateLand in 5th grade once. Of course, I fell more than I did tricks.
From what I've heard, the ice rink area of Carolina Circle Mall (Same location as the carousel/food court) included a few scattered tables and chairs. The Chic Fil' A was there, an Annabelle's was overlooking the ice rink, and a Hardee's was across from the area. The ice rink was located at the back of the future food court (toward's Future Monk's & Future Deli). The video arcade was in 2 different locations. It moved across the food court once the carousel moved in. I think there might have been an ice rink gift shop, but I don't know.
I've always said that the carousel Carolina Circle was better than the ice rink Carolina Circle, but maybe it wasn't. The reason I like the carousel version so much was because that carousel was a big thing for me. If it wasn't for that rotating horse simulator, I wouldn't like Carolina Circle as much. But in order for me to like ice rink version the best, I'd have to skate on it. But until I get a hold of a flux capacitor to send me back to the 70's or 80's, I'll have to settle for word of mouth.
If anyone has a picture of the ice rink, send it to me and I'll post it here.