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Ice Skating Outdoors in Los Angeles

Updated for 2022

Even in Los Angeles, there’s just something about the holidays that make you feel like ice skating outdoors; call it hometown nostalgia, call it a desperate desire to cool off from all this heat — whatever works! And you’re in luck because there are multiple places you can go ice skating in Los Angeles, even while wearing t-shirts and shorts!

Ice Skating here in SoCal can give you a taste of winter fun without the cold — thank goodness! We have our elves out there looking for more places, so stay tuned as we make updates! Here’s a list of the 11 best places to go ice skating in Los Angeles. Have fun!

13 Places To Go Ice Skating Outdoors in SoCal

  1. Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
  2. Temecula on Ice in Temecula
  3. Ice Skating at Silver Bells Arena
  4. Skating by the Sea on Coronado Island
  5. The Annual Oceanfront Ice Rink in Huntington Beach
  6. Skating in the Park in Rancho Palos Verdes
  7. Surf City Winter Wonderland in Huntington Beach
  8. The Grinch’s Holiday at The Cube
  9. Ice at Santa Monica
  10. Skating Under the Stars in Irvine
  11. Santa Ana Winter Village
ice skating in downtown Santa Monica
Photo courtesy of ICE Santa Monica from 2019

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Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

For the first time in two years, the Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square is returning to Los Angeles! Offering lots of winter fun, it’s the city’s largest outdoor rink, welcoming over 54,000 skaters each year. The rink will be open from November 23rd, 2022, through January 1st, 2023. Tickets are available online starting October 3rd, 2022, and must be purchased in advance.

Temecula on Ice
Town Square Park
41902 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590

Drive to Temecula for some ice skating fun! “Temecula on Ice returns with a state-of-the-art ice rink, rental skates, Bobby skating aid, and its own radio station playing the best skating music.” The ice rink is open daily from December 15th through January 8th, 2023, including Christmas Day and a special New Year’s Eve skate. The minimum age to skate is 3 years old. Details and advance tickets are available online. 

Ice Skating at Silver Bells Arena
SkyPark at Santa’s Village: A Nostalgic Christmas in the Woods
28950 CA-18, Skyforest, CA 92385

There are so many things to do at Santa’s Village — tea with Mrs. Claus, breakfast with Santa, shows, and ice skating! “You might even catch Santa out there practicing his moves in between visits to his house and workshop.” Skate rentals are included, or you can bring your own. Recommended for all ability levels, ages 2 and older. Details are available online. They’re open from November 17th until January 2nd, 2023. 

Skating by the Sea
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

If you feel like scheduling a little getaway, think about the famous Hotel del Coronado. From November 17th through January 1st, 2023, “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. 

skating with a penguin at Pershing Square Ice Rink
Photo courtesy of Pershing Square Ice Rink

The Annual Oceanfront Ice Rink
Ocean Lawn at Paséa Hotel & Spa
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 92648

For a fun getaway 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. 

Skating in the Park
Ken Dyda Civic Center
30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Families can have some fun ice skating while enjoying a view of the ocean! Skating in the Park opens Friday, December 16th with a special Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The festivities also include holiday music, inflatables, on-site food trucks, and crafts.

The skating rink will be open throughout the months of December 2022 and January 2023. Reservations are recommended as drop-ins are limited. Check the website for hours, prices, and special themed nights happening throughout the month including Ugly Sweater, the 80s, Under the Sea, and Winter Wonderland. 

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. From November 18th through January 8th, 2023, 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 Grinch’s Holiday at The Cube
The Cube Santa Clarita
27745 Smyth Dr., Valencia, CA 91355

The Cube Santa Clarita invites families to participate this holiday season as they share the tale of the Grinch whose heart was “two sizes too small”. The fun begins on Saturday, December 10th with show times at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets are available online for this special experience. Check the website for details including regular public skating session hours.

Pershing Square Ice Rink with Kana Okubo
Kana Okubo skating at Pershing Square in 2019, photo used with permission

Ice at Santa Monica
3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

You can skate under the stars at the only 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink on the Westside from November 16th – January 16th, 2023 and attend their grand opening on November 16th. There are no timed sessions and no limits. All-day skate passes include re-entry.

Skating Under the Stars
Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

From November 4th through January 8th, 2023, families can take a drive to the Irvine Spectrum Center for the chance to Skate Under the Stars! The popular ice skating rink is located in Giant Wheel Court and is open daily. Thirty-minute skating lessons are also available on Saturdays. Check the website for prices and details. 

Santa Ana Winter Village
Civic Center Plaza
717 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701

The City of Santa Ana is hosting Winter Village, a family-friendly holiday attraction, from December 8th through January 8th, 2023. The festivities include live entertainment as well as an outdoor ice skating rink. A tree lighting ceremony will be held on December 10th at 5 pm. Ice skating is offered for ages 3 and up. Space is limited; advance purchase is recommended and can be done online. 

LA Kings Holiday Ice
LA Live 
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

The LA Kings are hosting their annual Holiday Ice! From November 26th – January 8th, 2023 head to Downtown LA and get out on the Ice! Make it a complete outing – do some holiday shopping, enjoy a great meal, and then have some fun ice skating! Check the website for details including dates, times, and ticket prices.

Places to Ice Skate Near me

Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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