Best Holiday Ice Rinks Around Southern California


With warm weather MOST of the year, how cool that around the holidays, all these gorgeous ice rinks pop-up all-over town here in Southern California!! Who's in??

Los Angeles County

Dodgers Holiday Festival 2021

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is the site of a Holiday Festival now through Friday, December 31st. The Holiday Festival features an ice skating rink, nightly entertainment, light displays, photo opportunities with Santa, holiday-themed food, and more. Tickets are available online. 

Skating by the Sea

RPV Civic Center

30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Families can have some fun ice skating while enjoying a view of the ocean! The skating rink will be open throughout the month. Reservations are recommended as drop-ins are limited. Skate lessons are also available. Check the website for hours, prices, and special themed nights happening throughout the month (including Ugly Sweater, Disco, and 80s). 

Queen Merry Christmas

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

November 29th to January 1st

Put on your skates and glide around the true north ice rink on the Queen Mary’s top-floor deck (181 feet above sea level) for 360-degree panoramic views of the Long Beach harbor and skyline. queenmary.com

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

800 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles

Now to January 12th. Enjoy outdoor ice skating around the Christmas tree at this LA Kings-sponsored link in Microsoft Square. lakingsholidayice.com

Orange County

Irvine Spectrum Center - Giant Wheel Coat

670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine

Open until January 1st. Tie those ice skates to the Giant Wheel Court. Over 25,000 skaters visit Anaheim Ducks-sponsored links during this holiday season. The facility is open 7 days a week and is open until 11pm, with a skating theme on Thursdays. To skip the line, buy your ticket online. irvinespectrum.com

Winterfest at OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

December 19th to January 5th

Under the stars, you can enjoy ice skating at Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. An ice tube down a 150-foot mountain with 8 lanes. Blow in fresh snow every day to play and slide in the snow. winterfestoc.com

Surf City Winter Wonderland

Huntington Beach Holiday Ice Rink

325 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Huntington Beach is the place for Surf City Winter Wonderland. Now through January 2nd, 2022, families can ice skate “with an unobstructed view of the pier, sand, and sea.” It’s an only-in-Southern California opportunity. Get the cameras ready! Tickets and details are available online. 

The Annual Oceanfront Ice Rink

Ocean Lawn at Paséa Hotel & Spa

21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

For a fun get-away option, you’ll find an outdoor skating rink at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. “This secluded skating experience is complete with holiday cocktails and bites, theme nights, evenings honoring first responders,” and more. Tickets are valid for 90 minutes of skating. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online. 

Inland Empire

Silver Bell Arena in Sky Park Santa's Village

28950 Ca-18, Sky Forest

Now to January 5th. In winter, the arena transforms into a skate pond that the whole family can enjoy. The Arctic-themed link is located in a forest surrounded by tall pine trees. Night skating is available on certain nights and offers spectacular views of the stars. skyparksantasvillage.com

Pelzer Ice Rink

Pelzer Family Cellar

40275 Calle Contento, Temecula

Open now to January 12. Pelzer Farm will feature 100ft x 65ft ice skates in the second year. Open daily from 3 pm to 9 pm, session hours are 3 pm, 4:30 pm and 6 pm to 7:30 pm. peltzerwinery.com

Temecula On Ice

41902 Main Street, Temecula

Open now to January 5th. After enjoying winter wonderland in the old town, go out to the streets and enjoy holiday shopping! ticketpice.com

Temecula IceFEST

Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Road, Temecula

Open now to January 6th. Enjoy ice skating, food and drink stalls, holiday hay rides, Mrs. Klaus’ holiday concessions, Santa’s house, craft fairs and other holiday bazaars. temeculaicefest.com

Ventura County

Holiday Ice Rink on the Lake

2200 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks

Open now to February 2nd. Get ready to skate on the lake this season with festive music, hot chocolate, and lots of holiday cheers.

shoplakes.com

San Diego County

Skating by the Sea

Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

If you feel like scheduling a little get-away, think about the famous Hotel del Coronado. Now through January 2nd, 2022, “the iconic resort shimmers and shines as its signature red turrets are draped in thousands of sparkling lights with magical Christmas trees, snowy surprises and garlands galore filling the property with holiday cheer.” Their special Skating by the Sea Package includes overnight accommodations and two passes to The Del’s legendary beachfront ice rink. Details are available online. 

Thanks to California News Times & Momsla.com🙂


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