Even though the holidays are now over and schools are getting back in session there are still many ways to keep the holiday fun going like with a day of ice skating. It is one of my daughters favorite holiday activities. There are many outdoor ice rinks that will still be up into the better part of February. And there are also numerous indoors rinks as well. It may not always feel like a typical winter here in Southern California but a few times around on the ice can make up for that. What’s great is how many ice rinks have made ways for even little ones to enjoy the fun. Below are some fun indoor and outdoor ice rinks to check out for yourselves.
With the help of special “seals” beginning skaters and little ones can either ride on them around the ice or use them as a balance by pushing them whole they skate. So get the whole family out on the ice for some fun!
San Diego County
- UTC Ice Sports Center
4545 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
Located in the heart of the food court at the Westfield UTC Mall in La Jolla. Mostly know for it use for youth hockey teams, this rink also offers Public Skate as well as lessons. UTC Ice is a fun little spot to take a break from your shopping at. Public skate hours and dates do vary due to game and practice schedules. To verify public skate times be sure to check UTC Ices calendar here.
- Carlsbad Icetown
2283 Cosmos Court
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Icetown Sports Center is new to the San Diego area. Offering lessons in both figure skating and hockey. As well as a space for teams to practice and play at. And for those looking for a place to go ice skating for fun Icetown also offers public skate! Click here to view the open skating schedule.
- Ice-Plex Escondido
555 North Tulip
Escondido, CA 92025
This large indoor ice skating rink in Escondido is a favorite spot for many in North County. Ice-Plex offers the same as many indoor ice rinks- hockey, figure skating, lessons and open skating. Click here for all information pertaining to public skating.
- Irvine Spectrum Outdoor Ice Rink
670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Presented by the Anaheim Ducks the Irvine Spectrum’s Ice Rink is a fun little rink located beside the Ferris wheel at this outdoor shopping mall. At night the rink is lively with music and lights. The rink offers skating aids and special ice skates for toddlers. This beautiful outdoor rink will still be up until February 16th so there is still time to take the whole family out for a skate!
- Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink
1545 Disneyland Dr.
This very fun outdoor rink is located next to the Happiest Place on Earth in Downtown Disney. Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink is apart of Disney’s Holiday time. Surrounded by the Winter Village, small snow-caped cottages carrying souvenirs and speciality items. Olaf’s rink just adds to the fun and magic of Downtown Disney. The ice rink will be sticking around until February 22nd!
- The Rinks Anaheim Ice
300 West Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92805
Come and skate like the Ducks at The Rinks Anaheim Ice. Offering lessons in both hockey and figure skating as well as public skate times. This is a must for any Ducks fan. Click here to see The Rinks public skating schedule.
- Icetown Riverside
10540 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
There are plenty of options so get out there and have a great family ice skating session!