12 Cool Ice Skating Spots Near LA & Orange County

Get ready to lace up those skates and spin into a world of winter fun! We’ve rounded up 12 super cool ice skating rinks in Southern California that are perfect for the family. So, grab your mittens and make some unforgettable memories!

Ice Skating Rinks in Orange County

Fire & Ice Festival at Newport Dunes
Newport Beach | November 24 – January 1, 2024

Newport Dunes transforms their bayside oasis into a winter wonderland with one of the most scenic outdoor ice skating rinks in Orange County. There’s also festive lights floating on the bay, live entertainment, inflatables, fire dancing, fire pits, igloo bar, and lots more.

Tickets: Admission to the festival is free. Ice skating tickets are $20-25 per person for a 90-minute session. Skate rentals included.

Winter Fest OC
Costa Mesa | Nov 24 – Jan 7, 2024

The OC Fair & Event Center transforms into a winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, a million lights, ice skating, ice tubing slide, carnival rides, holiday market, food and drinks, photo ops, and more.

Tickets: General admission to Winter Fest OC is $25.99-55 per person. Ice skating sessions starts at an additional $25 per person (includes skate rental).

Santa Ana Winter Village
Santa Ana | Dec 2 – Dec 31, 2023

Enjoy an outdoor ice-skating rink and live entertainment, shopping, local food trucks and more. Ride a festive trackless train, read a story with Mrs. Claus, or simply enjoy a warm holiday treat under the magical lights of this holiday wonderland. Lucky guests may even catch a glimpse of Santa!

Tickets: General admission to the Santa Ana Winter VIllage is free. Ice skating tickets are $10-15 for adults and $5-10 for children (ages 3-12) for a 90-minute session. Skate rentals included.

Oceanfront Ice Rink at Paséa Hotel & Spa
Huntington Beach | Dec 14 – Jan 1, 2024

Skate and chill where the sand meets the snow with oceanfront ice skating, reserved firepit experiences, theme nights, holiday cocktails and bites, group skate sessions, performances and more.

Themed Nights:
December 16 & 25: Ugly Sweater Night
December 17 & 22: Mariah Carey Tribute Night
December 19 & 28: Santa’s Ho Ho Hoedown
December 20 & 27: Santa Visits
December 21 & 29: Holiday Hits

There’s also Date Nights, Give Back Nights, and Skate & Sips. Check out their theme calendar for more details.

Tickets: $30-35 per person for 90 minutes (includes skate rental).

Irvine Spectrum Center
Irvine | Now – January 1, 2024

Holiday magic starts at Irvine Spectrum Center with the return of the Ice Rink sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks. The open-air ice skating rink is located in Giant Wheel Court and is open daily at 3pm.

Special Days:
December 9: Skate with Santa (special event ticket)
December 14: Ugly Sweater Night (go dressed for $5 off your admission)

Tickets: $23-25 for adults, $19-21 for children (age 3-10), $21 for military and seniors (age 62+).

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live
Los Angeles | November 23 – December 31, 2023

The city’s largest and most popular outdoor ice rink returns to L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Admission: $25 for general admission and $20 for children (ages 6 and under). Tickets include skate rentals. Discounted tickets are available for seniors (62+), military, and LA Kings Season Ticket Members. Tickets are only sold on-site at the rink.

Ice Skating Rinks in Los Angeles

Ice at Santa Monica
Santa Monica | November 1 – January 15, 2024

Enjoy the holiday season at the ice rinks in Santa Monica, take in the sparkling lights and festive decorations all within four blocks of the Pacific Ocean. More than 8,000 square feet of shimmering ice with a 400-square-foot tot rink for the little ones.

Visit on special Netflix Family Nights on December 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, and 16 for complimentary skate sessions featuring family favorite films and shows. Complimentary sessions are first come, first serve. Find skate times online.

Admission: $22 per person (includes skate rentals). Online bookings are required this year to enjoy a one-hour skating session.

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink
Los Angeles | Nov 16 – Jan 7, 2024

An enchanting holiday activity, ice skating in downtown LA guarantees to delight everyone, from first-time gliders to experienced skaters. Come visit for merrymaking, outdoor fun, and guaranteed smiles.

Admission: $20 per person (includes skate rental).

Sock Skating Rink at Kidspace Children’s Museum
Pasadena | Nov 10 – Jan 7, 2024

Ok, not exactly ice skating, but a great way to introduce little ones to a rink! Kidspace transforms into a land of wonder and delight at its first annual Winter Frolic. Enjoy the no-ice Sock Skating Rink, perfect for beginner skaters who want to slide, spin, and experience this winter tradition. More activities include “ice fishing” in the stream, building winter sculptures with “ice blocks”, and tossing super-soft “snowballs.”

Tickets: Museum admission is $15.50 per person (over the age of 1), plus Sock Skating Rink for an additional $5 per person.

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Public Skate Sessions at East West Ice Palace

Artesia | Now – January 2024

Public skate sessions are back at East West Ice Palace on select days! Come skate at the home of Olympian and 5x World Champion ice skater, Michelle Kwan. Visit their website for the public skate schedule.

Admission: $14-15 per person, plus $4 skate rental.

Public Skating at The Rinks

Locations: Anaheim Ice, Great Park Ice, Lakewood Ice, Poway Ice, Westminster Ice, and Yorba Linda Ice

Enjoy ice skating on NHL and Olympic-sized rinks. They have over 1,000 pairs of professionally maintained hockey and figure skates for rental, skate mates for new skaters, plus themed nights! Must register online. Visit their website for public skating dates.

Admission: $15-18 per person, plus $6 skate rentals.

Ice Skating Rinks Worth the Drive

Santa’s Village at Skypark

Skyforest | Nov 17 – Jan 7, 2024

Visit the enchanting Santa’s Village to have breakfast with Santa, tea with Mrs. Claus, ice skate at the Silver Bells Arena, visit Santa’s elves in the workshop and post office, enjoy spectacular Christmas shows, and watch the entire village come with a dazzling light show.

Admission: Day Pass tickets are $79-89 for adults and $69-79 for children (ages 4-12). Day Pass includes activities and entertainment. Call for more details.


This post was written by Kidsguide

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