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Ice Skating in Orange County

Outdoor ice skating in Orange County are one of the winter holiday pleasures we get to enjoy as families, on date nights and to get a feeling of childhood nostalgia.

Scroll down for a great list that you can check out next time you’re looking to visit a local outdoor ice skating rink.

If you’re wondering what to do during the holidays in Orange County, check out our growing list of winter and holiday events.

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For ease of use, this list of outdoor ice skating in Orange County is organized by city. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite ice skating rinks! Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Orange County

Outdoor Ice Skating in Costa Mesa

Winter Fest OC | OC Fair & Event Center
November 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Winter Fest OC transforms the OC Fair & Event Center into a winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, more than a million lights, and endless opportunities for memory-making.

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season with past Winter Fest OC favorites as well as all-new activities! Activities include; North Pole Journey, ice skating under the stars, 150 foot long ice tubing slide, snowboard simulator, carnival thrills, food and drinks, holiday market,  photo ops., and so much more! 

Admission includes:

  • 45 min session
  • Ice Skate rentals are included
  • Smallest available size is Child 8, generally fits 3 years old.
  • Does not Include WinterFest OC Admission.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Huntington Beach

Surf City Winter Wonderland | Huntington Beach Pier
November 18, 2022 through January 8, 2023
Located at the base of the historic Huntington Beach Pier, Surf City Winter Wonderland is the newest addition to the City of Huntington Beach’s catalog of epic events! The City of Huntington Beach and Ice-America are happy to present the return of this family-friendly attraction beginning Friday, November 18, 2022 that lasts all season long through Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Enjoy a day or night out with family and friends by skating to the sounds of crashing waves and following it up by supporting local downtown restaurants and businesses.

Pricing for ice skating:

$22 per skater

Socks and gloves will be available for purchase at the rink for $5 each. ‘Bobby the Seal’ and ‘Tommy the Reindeer’ skate-aid rentals are available for $10 each.

Oceanfront Ice Rink | Paséa Hotel & Spa
November 4, 2022 through January 8, 2023
Skate and chill where the sand meets the snow. The 3rd annual Ice Rink at Paséa Hotel & Spa returns this year November 25 – December 31 with oceanfront ice skating, reserved firepit experiences, theme nights, holiday cocktails and bites, group skate sessions, performances and more holiday delights.

Skate and chill where the sand meets the snow. The 3rd annual Ice Rink at Paséa Hotel & Spa returns this year November 25 – December 31 with oceanfront ice skating, reserved firepit experiences, themed nights, holiday cocktails and bites, group skate sessions, performances and more holiday delights.

Skates are included with admission. Sizes range from toddler’s size 8 to adult’s size 15. You may also bring your own ice skates.

Santa Visits! Santa comes to Surf City U.S.A. every Wednesday in December before Christmas! 

  • December 7, 14, 21 • 4:30 – 7:00 PM 

What to Wear

While the Orange County weather is still particularly sunny throughout the holidays, the temperature on the ice may range from chilly to warm, depending on the time of day, the number of skaters and the amount of energy one exerts. Mittens and hats always help. Hats and other warm gear are available for sale at Blend Café.

Pricing for ice skating:

$35 for one hour skating session. Includes skate rental.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Irvine

Skating under the Stars | Irvine Spectrum
November 4, 2022 through January 8, 2023
‘November 5 through January 2, skate under the stars (and the sun). The ever-popular ice skating rink is located in Giant Wheel Court and is open daily at 3pm.

Pricing for ice skating:

Adults:

$25 per person — includes skate rental
$23 per person — bring your own skates
$45 per person — Jump the Line

CHILDREN (AGES 3-10)

$21 per person — includes double-blade ice skate rental

MILITARY (WITH ID)

$21 per person (up to 4 people) — includes skate rentals

SENIORS (AGE 62+ WITH ID)

$21 per person — includes skate rental

BUY JUMP THE LINE TICKETS

  • $45.00 per person (one price for everyone).
  • Limited number of online “JUMP THE LINE” tickets sold per session.
  • Separate entrance.

Purchase “JUMP THE LINE” tickets in advance for quicker access to your skating session!

Season Pass

$199 per person — includes admission and skate rental (no blackout dates)

Outdoor Ice Skating in Mission Viejo

Rudolph’s Rink | Santa’s Village at the Civic Center Plaza
December 5 – December 12, 2022
Back by popular demand we invite all to come out and enjoy this “one week only”, family fun activity. All are welcome to sit back, relax, and take in the holiday ambiance whether you skate or not. No one is permitted on rink surface without ice skates.

**Please note Rudolph’s Rink is a “Synthetic Skate Rink” that allows one and all to have the opportunity to skate outdoors in Southern California.

Pricing for Ice Skating:
40-minute sessions begin on the hour. Skate rental for this synthetic rink is $12.00 (signed waiver required for each participant/under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature).

Tickets will be sold at rink cash and CC accepted (fee required), no advance tickets for this event.

Ice Skating Hours:

Mon – Fri 4:00 – 8:00pm (last session begins at 7:00)
Sat & Sun 2:00pm – 9:00pm (last session begins at 8:00)

Outdoor Ice Skating in Santa Ana

Santa Ana Winter Village | Downtown Santa Ana
December 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023
The City of Santa Ana is bringing the joys of winter to our downtown! The Santa Ana Winter Village will offer a family-friendly holiday attraction right in the heart of Downtown, near City Hall.  

  • There are limited ice-skating tickets available per session.  Purchase tickets online ahead of time to guarantee your spot.
  • Pricing:
    • Kids (12yrs and under): $5 for Santa Ana residents and $10 for non-residents
    • Adults: $10 for Santa Ana residents and $15 for non-residents
    • Skate rental included in ticket purchase
  • Ice-skating reservations and tickets are available for purchase starting on November 19th.

Originally published on November 5, 2022. Last Updated on November 28, 2022 by Pattie Cordova

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