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Ice Skating Outdoors in Los Angeles

Updated for 2021

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 12 best places to go ice skating in Los Angeles – Have fun!

12 Places To Go Ice Skating Outdoors in SoCal

  1. LA Kings Holiday Ice Skating at LA Live
  2. Skating by the Sea in Rancho Palos Verdes
  3. The Annual Oceanfront Ice Rink in Huntington Beach
  4. Skating Under the Stars in Irvine
  5. Dodgers Holiday festival at Dodger Stadium
  6. Temecula on Ice in Temecula
  7. Ice Skating at Skypark Santa’s Village
  8. Surf City Winter Wonderland in Huntington Beach
  9. Christmas Tree Skate in Santa Clarita
  10. Elf on a Shelf’s Magical Journey in Pomona
  11. Skating by the Sea on Coronado Island
  12. Santa Ana Winter Village
ice skating in downtown Santa Monica
photo courtesy of ICE Santa Monica from 2019

Find Places To Ice Skate Near Me

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

The LA Kings are hosting their annual Holiday Ice! From November 27th – January 8th, 2022 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.

2. Skating by the Sea
RPV Civic Center
30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Families can have some fun ice skating while enjoying a view of the ocean! Skating by the Sea opens Friday, December 3rd with a special Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The festivities also include holiday music, on-site food trucks, and crafts. The skating rink will be open throughout the month. Reservations are recommended as drop-ins are limited. Skate lessons are also available. Check the website for hours, prices, and special themed nights happening throughout the month (including Ugly Sweater, Disco, and 80s). 

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

For a fun get-away 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 with a penguin at Pershing square ice rink
photo courtesy of Pershing Square Ice Rink

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

From November 5th through January 2nd, 2022, 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. 

5. Dodgers Holiday Festival 2021
Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dodger Stadium is the site of a Holiday Festival from Friday, November 26th through Friday, December 31st. The Holiday Festival features an ice skating rink, nightly entertainment, light displays, photo opportunities with Santa, holiday-themed food, and more. Tickets are available online. 

6. 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 9th through January 2nd, 2022 (including Christmas Day and a special New Year Eve’s skate). Minimum age to skate is 3. Details and advance tickets are available online. 

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

There are so many things to do up at Santa’s Village — cookie decorating, Breakfast with Santa, puppet shows, and ice skating! “You might even catch Santa out there practicing his moves in between visits at 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, open until January 2nd, 2022. 

Pershing square ice rink with kana okubo
Kana Okubo skating at Pershing Square in 2019, photo used with permission

8. 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 26th through January 2nd, 2022, 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. 

9. First Annual Christmas Tree Skate
The Cube Santa Clarita
27745 Smyth Dr., Valencia, CA 91355

The Cube Santa Clarita invites families to participate in their First Annual Christmas Tree Skate. “Enjoy spectacular holiday decorations and Christmas trees taking center ice to create a winter wonderland.” The fun begins on Friday, December 10th with a Christmas Tree Lighting event at 7:00 pm. This special experience is available during all public skating sessions. Check the website for details. 

10. The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey
Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Among the many things to see and do at the new Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is outdoor ice skating! Also, don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy to participate in the toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. All details and ticket information is available online. 

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

If you feel like scheduling a little get-away, think about the famous Hotel del Coronado. From November 22nd through January 2nd, 2022, “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. 

12. Santa Ana Winter Village
Civic Center Plaza
20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701

The City of Santa Ana is hosting Winter Village, a family-friendly holiday attraction, from December 8th through January 2nd, 2022. The festivities include live entertainment as well as an outdoor ice skating rink. Ice skating is offered for ages 3 and up. Space is limited; advance purchase is recommended and can be done online. 

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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