Outdoor ice skating rinks in Southern California 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 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.
For ease of use, this list of outdoor ice skating rinks in Southern California is organized by county. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite ice skating rinks! Email (SoCal@LivingMiVidaLoca.com) or message us on Facebook.
Outdoor Skating Rinks in Los Angeles
Ice at Santa Monica
The Plaza at Santa Monica
Event information: https://downtownsm.com/iceAtSantaMonica
November 7, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Price: Skate rental and all-day admission $15, locker rentals $5.
Celebrate the holiday spirit with family and friends all winter long with festive attractions, special appearances by Santa Claus and more. Skate into the holidays with Ice at Santa Monica, presented by Plaza at Santa Monica, complete with an 8,000-square-foot real ice skating rink. Stroll down Third Street Promenade under the glow of thousands of colorful, festive lights and décor and enjoy Winterlit signature events including the official City of Santa Monica Tree Lighting Ceremony, and nightly menorah lightings to welcome the holidays with your loved ones.
Parking is widely available in the downtown structures including the Santa Monica Public Library or Parking Structures 9 and 10 just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Biking, walking and public transit are encouraged.
Queen Mary Christmas
The Queen Mary
Event information: https://www.queenmary.com/calendar-of-events/qmchristmas/home/
November 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020, Select Dates
Price: Adults $29 Kids $22, Ice Skating requires additional fee of $15 for 45cminutes.
Stroll the beautiful decks of the legendary ship, experiencing thousands of twinkling lights, carolers and musical performances, our outdoor skating rink atop the Sports Deck, meet and greets with Santa, and more!
Annual Holiday Ice Rink
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks
Event information: https://shoplakes.com/events/annual-holiday-ice-rink-2/
November 7, 2019- February 2, 2020
Price: $20 includes skate rental
Get ready to skate The Lakes this season with festive music, hot chocolate, and plenty of holiday cheer to go around. Skate rentals are available. Guests may bring their own.
Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Event information: https://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/
November 14, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Price: General admission to the rink is $9; skate rental is $5; locker rental is $3; and skate helpers are $6.
At 7,200 square feet, it is the city’s largest outdoor rink, offering visitors professional-quality ice for skating and entertainment and welcoming more than 54,000 skaters and 450,000 spectators annually. The rink fosters community while embracing winter fitness and fun.
Every Tuesday throughout the ice rink season will be dedicated to FROZEN and named Let It Go Tuesdays. Ice rink lights will be predominantly blue and every third song played will be from the FROZEN Original Broadway Cast Recording during the 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm (if applicable) sessions.
Special Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square events include DJ Spotlight every Thursday with DJ Howly (except Thanksgiving); Learn to Curl (Saturdays, November 16, December 14 and January 11); and Silent Skate Party (December 19).
There will also be free Winter Music Concerts in the Park Wednesdays and Fridays in December (excluding Christmas week), and a Winter Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8.
LA Kings Holiday Ice, Long Beach
The Pike Outlets
Event information: https://lakingsholidayice.com/the-pike-outlets-in-longbeach/
Join the LA Kings for our annual Holiday Ice! Make the most out of the holiday season by skating with your family and friends.
LA Kings Holiday Ice, L.A. Live
Event information: https://www.lalive.com/events-calendar/holidayice/hours
November 30, 2019 – January 12. 2020
Price: $22 Adults / $17 Kids 6 and under
Join us at L.A. LIVE and make the most out of the holiday season by enjoying outdoor ice skating in the heart of downtown L.A. Take advantage of 20 restaurants at L.A LIVE.
The Rink in Downtown Burbank
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/therinkindtbk/
December 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Price: $12 admission, $5 skate rental
A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from more than 400 shops and restaurants, and the recently renovated Burbank Town Center.
Outdoor Skating Rinks in Orange County
Irvine Spectrum Ice Rink
Event information: https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/entertainment/attractions/ice-rink
November 1 –
Price: $22 Adult, $18 Kids, includes skates
Find the ice rink in The Giant Wheel Courtyard. Come during the day or at night when the wheel lights up. Themed Thursdays, wear costume and save $5.
Winter Fest OC
Event information: https://winterfestoc.com/
December 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Price: $12 starting admission, Ice skating requires additional fee
Enjoy skating under the stars in the center of a winter wonderland on the redesigned ice rink trail with two interactive islands, surrounded by winter décor and lights and adjacent to the new 50-foot Tree of Dreams Christmas tree.
Outdoor Skating Rinks in Inland Empire
Peltzer Ice Rink
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/738187086655145/
November 23, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Price: $16 General, $12 Kids 3-11, purchase online for a discount
It’s feelin’ a little chilly, y’all… The farm is freezing over! Our second year of the Peltzer Ice Rink will be bigger and better than ever. Join us on the ICE. Hot chocolate and treats will be available for purchase from the snack bar.
Temecula on Ice
Old Town Temecula
December 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Price: $12, plus $5 skate rental
Outdoor Holiday Ice Skating! The Old Town Temecula Winterfest includes ice skating outdoors right in front of City Hall, food vendors, music, holiday lights, and more!
Silver Bells Arena at SkyPark Santa’s Village
28950 Ca-18, Skyforest, Lake Arrowhead
Event information: skyparksantasvillage.com
November 7 (Thursday – Sunday only in November until 11/25) through January 5
In the winter, the arena transforms into a skating pond that the whole family can enjoy. The North Pole-themed rink is nestled in the forest, surrounded by tall pine trees. Night skating is available certain evenings, giving a magnificent view of the stars.