arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

Ice Skating in San Diego

Special holiday rinks and year-round skating

While it may seem like a contradiction, ice skating by the beach is quite natural in San Diego. Find holiday and year-round ice skating rinks here!

Feel the cool sea air as you glide across the ice rink, then sip hot cocoa as holiday music plays above the roar of nearby waves. San Diego may be known for sunshine and a year-round mild climate, but we still like to throw on our mittens, lace up our skates and get into the holiday spirit. In true San Diego style, beachside ice rinks have become a local favorite holiday pastime from November through January.

Even when it's not the holiday season, indoor ice skating rinks can also be found throughout the region, offering cool fun during warm summer days and all the year 'round.

Holiday Rinks

  • Skating by the Sea - CoronadoDon't miss this unique Southern California experience  outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean! Each winter since 2005, the Hotel del Coronado’s oceanfront Windsor Lawn is transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. A portion of the skating proceeds benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.
  • Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station: The inviting outdoor environs of Liberty Station in Point Loma serve as an ideal place for taking a whirl across the ice. Skating runs from mid-November to early January. Proceeds benefit the Thriving After Cancer program at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
  • Viejas Outlets - East County: The largest outdoor skating rink in Southern California is at Viejas Outlets from early November to early January. The sprawling outlet center and adjacent casino kick the holiday spirit into overdrive.
  • Poway Community Park - North County Inland: Poway's festive annual Winter Festival unfolds over two days in January with fun seasonal happenings, including an outdoor skating rink at Poway Community Park.  Price of admission includes a 30-minute session plus skate rental, or you can bring your own ice skates.

Year-round Rinks

  • UTC Ice Sports Center - La Jolla: Located within the UTC Shopping Center, UTC Ice is a great place to have some fun after a day's shopping, or just to hit the ice anytime throughout the year. In addition to public skating sessions, the rink offers lessons, hockey leagues and birthday parties.
  • San Diego Ice Arena - San Diego: Serving the San Diego community since 1978, San Diego Ice Arena is a great place for family fun on the ice. In addition to public skating sessions, the rink  offers skating lessons, hockey leagues and birthday parties. A well-stocked pro shop has everything an ice skater will need.
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center - San Diego: The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center Ice Arena is the only ice arena centrally located in the heart of San Diego. A year-round, NHL regulation-sized ice surface, Kroc Center Ice offers public ice skating sessions, learn-to-skate classes, hockey classes, drop-in hockey, youth in-house hockey and adult hockey leagues.
  • The Rinks Poway ICE - North County Inland: Located just off Scripps Poway Parkway south of Poway's central district, Poway ICE offers the full range of skating fun — from public sessions to skating lessons to hockey programs. The rink is open year-round, with public skating sessions available most days of the week; admission may be purchased online.

Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Deals just for you

Whale Watching

Luxury Whale Watching Onboard Catamaran. Save $10

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Sep 6, 2022 - ongoing

Onboard our 50’ pristine Catamaran Yacht, our always low passenger capacity makes for an intimate at sea experience. The luxury whale watching...

Activity

Del Mar Village Dollars

Del Mar Village Association
Valid: Mar 7, 2022 - ongoing

Purchase a digital Del Mar Village Dollars eGift card for yourself or a friend. Enjoy and spend your Del Mar Village Dollars while supporting participating Del Mar Village restaurants and retailers....

Family Services and Equipment Rental

$20 off your 1st appointment

Sameday Health
Valid: Jun 16, 2022 - ongoing

Receive 20$ off on your first visit to our Pacific Beach clinic on any service

Events to check out

Event

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2022

The SDCCU Holiday Bowl is America’s Finest Bowl Experience! Find out how to be a part of this signature San Diego event between some of college football’s most competitive...

Event

San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

Event

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2022

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish