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. Though some favorites, like Ice at Santa Monica and the Pershing Square rink, won’t be back until 2022, we’ve compiled a list of the best pop-up spots for some ice skating in the glowing SoCal sunshine.
Los Angeles Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Take me out to the ice rink! For the first time ever fans in blue can ice skate in the outfield. Dodger Stadium is transforming itself into a brand-new winter wonderland, featuring an outdoor ice rink and Santa too!
1000 Elysian Park Ave. Los Angeles, 90012
Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, 2021
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
Nov. 27, 2021 – Jan. 7, 2022
What could be more L.A. than skating right next to the Pacific Ocean? This is a synthetic rink, so it might be a little less slick than the traditional ice rink, but no wet pants when you fall is a bonus. The rink is planning a spectacular New Year’s Eve bash if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids.
Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. Ranch Palos Verdes, 90275
Dec. 3-31, 2021
Orange County Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Skating under the stars is possible at Irvine Spectrum during open skate hours whenever hotel guests are present. Hotel guests are allowed to bring up to four guests per room during designated skating days/times. Bring your own skates or rent them there – prices vary.
71 Fortune Drive Irvine, 92618
Nov. 26, 2021–Jan. 1, 2022
Pay a visit to your favorite holiday elves for heaping dose of Christmas spirit. While you’re there, take whirl around the outdoor ice skating rink, among all the other festivities.
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, 91768
Nov. 5, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022
Hang ten and then cut some ice. At this beach side outdoor ice rink pop-up gives you can go from surfing to skating in the same day. What could be more L.A.?
Huntington Beach Holiday Ice Rink, 325 Pacific Coast Highway , Huntington Beach, California, 92648
Nov. 25, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022
The annual seaside ice skating at Paséa Hotel & Spa takes place from November 25 to January 2. 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. A 90-minute ice skating session costs $30 per person (includes skate rental).
For a Holiday Getaway
Silver Bells Arena at Skypark is transformed into an outdoor ice skating rink for the holidays. Guests are treated to complimentary ice skates and pro tips from the Adventure Elves. You may even spot the jolly old elf, Santa gliding across the rink. Besides skating you’ll find plenty of festive fun for the whole family at Santa’s Village.
28950 California 18, Skyforest, 92385
Nov. 17, 2021–Jan. 2, 2022
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!