The 8 Best Ice Skating Rinks in California!

Winter is a magical time in California. Despite the famously sunny weather year-round, winter magic makes it possible to ice skate outdoors, even on the sunniest days. Whether you find yourself next to the beach, in the middle of a major city or up in the mountains, California has both indoor and outdoor rinks waiting for you. Learn to skate, show off some new tricks or just take in the scenery at the 8 best ice skating rinks in California.

Pershing Square Rink, Los Angeles, CA

Surrounded by the skyline of downtown L.A., the Pershing Square rink opens in time for the holidays and stays open until January. Filled with twinkling lights and special events, Pershing Square Rink is something that residents look forward to each year and is a definite sight to see if you’re in the area during the winter. The ice rink is a great break from shopping and eating downtown or the place to head when you want to try something new.

Curry Village Ice Rink, Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful natural spaces in the world. Each winter it becomes truly stunning. Skate your way through the charming village as ancient trees and magnificent mountains provide a backdrop for your adventures. Take a break by the fire pit and enjoy a s’more, part of the tradition of the Curry Village Ice Rink.

Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA

There’s nothing more California than celebrating the holidays at the beach. Each holiday season, the luxurious Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego creates an outdoor ice rink right on the beach. Skate while the sun sets over the ocean and palm trees sway in the breeze to create a lasting memory that won’t be soon forgotten. Music and hot chocolate complete the wintery activity and a part of the proceeds benefits the Wish Kids served by Make-A-Wish San Diego.

Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

The Holiday Ice Rink in the Embarcadero Center is a holiday tradition dating back 30 years. Each year, skaters get to enjoy ice skating in the middle of a city, surrounded by stunning buildings, the best restaurants and lots of fun.

Palisades Tahoe, Olympic Valley, CA

Palisades Tahoe boasts many ice rinks that are open year-round for those looking for a winter escape at any time of year. During the winter, families can skate surrounded by the area’s beautiful snow-topped mountains. Both figure skating and hockey skating is available so that you can enjoy your time on the ice with either sport.

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles’ professional ice hockey team hosts the annual “L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live,” one of the outdoor rinks that goes up around the city at holiday time. Surrounded by the glitz and glamour of L.A. Live, you can skate surrounded by 20 restaurants and all the other entertainment that the event space offers.

Mammoth Ice Rink, Mammoth, CA

Take a break from the slopes to enjoy the Mammoth Ice Rink. Look for special discounts and promotions that are available to enjoy the skate rink more than once during the winter season. There are also special events, lessons, and more ways to learn to enjoy ice sports surrounded by Mammoth’s snowy slopes.

Aloha Downtown Ice, San Jose, CA

The Silicon Valley gets into the holiday spirit with a seasonal ice rink in downtown San Jose. Each day brings new specials and promotions, from discounts on flights to Hawaii to free skating if you bring your own. Centrally located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the ice skating rink brings the opportunity for community involvement and making new friends.

View more California Ice Skating Rinks.
Share your favorites!
California Search
Find Ice skating Rinks Near You
Find Ice Skating Rinks Near You
2473 North Marks Avenue, Fresno, CA
We have been serving the community of Fresno's ice skating needs since 1995.  We offer public ice skating, skating lessons, birthday parties, yout... Read More
Southside Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
Since the 1930s, visitors to Yosemite National Park have enjoyed ice-skating as a cherished part of their winter vacation. Our outdoor skating rink... Read More
6985 Santa Felicia, Goleta, CA
The Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created with the mission to construct and operate... Read More
25957 Long Barn Road, Long Barn, CA
Skating Hours:Friday 6pm-9pmSaturday 10am-9pmSunday 10am-5pmChristmas Vacation 10am-9pmPresidents Holiday Week 10am-9pmSchool Holidays (Monday) 10a... Read More
27745 North Smyth Drive, Valencia, CA
Ice Station Valencia is a fun and safe place for families and people of all ages to get together. Being home to more than 95,000 square feet of ice... Read More
131 West Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA
We are the highly successful training center for the Titans, an elite Tier-level youth travel ice hockey club, and the Titans youth hockey club. Wi... Read More
800 Embedded Way, San Jose, CA
At Silver Creek Sportsplex you'll find sports and fitness for the whole family, the best birthday parties in town, and great options for schools an... Read More
8750 Van Nuys Boulevard, Panorama City, CA
About The Valley Ice Center:The Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center is a place for friends and family. We have tons of activities for all ages in r... Read More
14318 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA
Iceland Ice Skating Rink, located on 14318 Calvert Street in Van Nuys, California is an excellent recreational center for children and adults of al... Read More
248 West Fremont Street, Stockton, CA
The Stockton Arena is located in the California Central Valley between Sacramento and Fresno. The Arena defines the city's downtown waterfront rede... Read More
3545 Alvarado Avenue, Stockton, CA
The Oak Park Ice Arena opened in 1970, replacing Stockton's previous arena that ceased operation at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The Oak Par... Read More
1500 South Tenth Street, San Jose, CA
Sharks Ice at San Jose is located at 1500 S. Tenth Street in San Jose, California, at the intersection of Alma and Tenth Street. We are the largest... Read More
127 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
Downtown Ice is not only located in a spectacular setting the Circle of Palms between the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Museum of Art.  The South ... Read More
1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA
THE COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN IS PICKWICK ICE Our NHL size state of the art arena is the place for you and your family to enjoy hours on the ice. Ska... Read More
Corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Ariz... Read More
6611 Preston Ave, Livermore, CA
Welcome to Tri Valley Ice! Our facility is here to cater to your recreational ice sports needs. Whether it be for skills training or entertainment,... Read More
Show More
Select a California town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Los Angeles County
San Francisco County