Who doesn’t love ice skating? It’s a great workout with plenty of fun involved and a great excuse to warm up with hot chocolate. Luckily some of our beloved outdoor ice skating rinks have returned this holiday season. We’ve compiled a list of the best pop-up spots for some ice skating in the glowing SoCal sunshine.
12 + Outdoor Holiday Ice Skating Rinks in Los Angeles and Orange County
Los Angeles Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
The Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, which is open seasonally, has been bringing wintertime enjoyment to sunny Los Angeles for more than 20 years. It is the city’s largest outdoor rink at 7,200 square feet, hosting more than 54,000 skaters and 450,000 spectators annually while providing tourists with professional-quality ice for skating and entertainment. The skating rink promotes community while embracing winter fun and wellness.
In the heart of downtown LA
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
November 23, 2022 through Sunday, January 1, 2023
We haven’t been able to confirm this is happening again this year, but check back with us soon.
1000 Elysian Park Ave. Los Angeles, 90012
Event/Dates – TBD
Skate amid the hustle and bustle of downtown ? Yes, lace up your skates for twirl around one of the best outdoor ice rinks in Los Angeles. Nestled in the center of L.A. Live you can skate among glittering LA skyscrapers.
800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, 90015
What could be more L.A. than skating right next to the Pacific Ocean? This holiday ice rink is planning a special themed events throughout the season including a Tree Lighting, Ugly Sweater, 80’s night, and more if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids.
Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. Ranch Palos Verdes, 90275
Various Dates – December 16 – January 8, 2023
Ice at Santa Monica has returned! Join the winter wonderland fun at the intersection of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue.
SKATE RENTAL & ALL-DAY ADMISSION: $20
Open daily from noon to 10 p.m.
November 17, 2022 – January 16, 2023
With a completely new, reimagined event that will take your breath away, we are happy the authentic holiday ice skating tradition is back in Woodland Hills. Skate amidst the sparkling lights and the shining stars while being surrounded by a playground with a winter wonderland theme that is enjoyable for both children and adults. P tickets are currently on sale! The event will quickly sell out! Starting on November 18, 2022, right before Thanksgiving break, and being open through January 16th! We also offer business events, private gatherings, and birthday parties!
Opening November 18th, 2022 just in time for thanksgiving break and staying open until January 16th!
Located at The Promenade in Woodland Hills
Orange County Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
The OC Fair & Event Center is transformed into a winter wonderland with Winter Fest OC, which features extravagant Christmas decorations, more than a million lights, and countless opportunities for creating memories. Enjoy the charm of the holiday season with old favorites from Winter Fest OC and brand-new events! The North Pole Journey, ice skating outside while the stars shine, a 150-foot ice tube slide, a snowboard simulator, carnival thrills, food and drinks, a holiday market, photo opportunities, and much more are among the events.
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
OPEN Select Dates: November 25 – January 1
Enjoy the holiday enchantment on the rink! Come ice skate beneath the stars starting on November 4 and lasting through January 8! Every day at 2:00 pm, the ice skating rink at Giant Wheel Court opens for business.
Visit the Ice Rink page for costs and schedules.
71 Fortune Drive Irvine, 92618
November 4, 2022 through January 8, 2023
According to their website, they are taking a break in 2022, hopefully will be back next year!
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, 91768
Cancelled for 2022
The newest addition to the City of Huntington Beach’s lineup of amazing events is Surf City Winter Wonderland, which is situated at the foot of the iconic Huntington Beach Pier! Beginning on November 18, 2022, and running through January 8, 2023, this family-friendly attraction will be back, thanks to the City of Huntington Beach and Ice-America.
Skate to the sound of the waves crashing while spending time with family and friends, then go out and support the restaurants and shops in the downtown area.
Huntington Beach Holiday Ice Rink
325 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California, 92648
Friday, November 18, 2022 – Sunday, January 8, 2023.
The annual seaside ice skating at Paséa Hotel & Spa takes place from November 25 to December 31st. Christmas drinks and snacks, theme nights (Mariah Carey’s best holiday tunes, anyone? ), evenings honoring first responders, luxury campfire experiences, group skate sessions, concerts, and more are all part of this isolated skating experience. Skate and relax where the sand and snow combine.
PASÉA HOTEL & SPA
21080 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach CA 92648
November 25, 2022 – December 31, 2022
For a Holiday Getaway
It’s time for our Silver Bells Arena to change into the only ice rink on the mountain for the season! In between visits to his home and workshop, you might even see Santa rehearsing his moves outside. Free skate rentals are available to visitors; just remember to wear thick socks! else, feel free to bring your own. Our Adventure Elves are also pleased to help you out with some expert advice. Ages 2+, appropriate for all skill levels.
28950 California 18
Temecula on Ice
41902 Main Street
Temecula, California 92590
Open from December 15th, 2022 – January 8th, 2023
Open daily rain or shine! Open on Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day!
For the 2022 holiday season, Skating by the Sea® at Hotel del Coronado will be back. This magnificent oceanfront ice rink benefits Make-A-Wish® San Diego and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific.
The Frostbite Lounge, which has luxurious seats, roaring fire pits, holiday-themed libations, and delicious nibbles, is also available for reservations. With Frosted by the Sea celebrations and beachfront dining, the resort will be bustling. Additionally, visitors can take in views of the ice rink from the Sun Deck, Babcock & Story Bar, Sheerwater, and Sera.
1277 R.H. Dana Place
Coronado, CA 92118
Nov 17-Jan 1, 2023
Skating is a great way to get more out of your winter vacation! Even if you live in the area, it’s fun to try something new that gets you into the holiday spirit. It’s clear that Southern California offers many events and destinations for holiday-goers, so prepare yourself before venturing out! Remember to stay safe and warm while celebrating this season. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your family and friends to embrace the holiday cheer at these ice rinks. Perfect for kids of all ages!