The 10 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 10 best ice skating rinks in California.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Squaw Valley USA, Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Napa on Ice, Napa Valley, CA

Napa on Ice is one of the seasonal ice rinks that pops up in Northern California during the holidays.Over 6,000 square-feet of outdoor skating space allows for skating both day and night. Throughout the skating season, look to host your holiday party on ice and look for specials like discounted tickets to stay on the ice as long as you want.

10. CHILL on The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

The famous Queen Mary docked in Long Beach’s harbor transforms into a winter wonderland each holiday season, complete with an ice skating rink. Bring your own pair of skates or borrow a pair to enjoy the thrill of the skating on ice on the water. The winter experience goes beyond the ice to include admission onto the famously haunted boat as well as other winter activities, like an ice village and ice tubing.

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