(Credit: Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square)
Just because Los Angeles’ warm climate melts frozen tundra on a regular basis doesn’t mean ice skating is out of the question during the holiday season. Looking for a fun activity during the holidays? Look no further than these great ice rinks.
Downtown On Ice
532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dates: November 26, 2017 – January 15, 2018
The happily titled Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square is a favorite among Southland skaters who like to show off their skills in front of moderate to large crowds enthusiastically taking in all of the sliding and twirling on this particular frozen ground. The temporary venue stays busy in downtown Los Angeles until January 15 2018, so get your blades ready (or rent them on the spot) for fast and furious one-hour sessions at this popular rink that doesn’t disappoint even the most uncoordinated ice queen or ice king.
ICE Santa Monica
1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dates: November 1, 2017 – January 15, 2018
In the neighborhood where the Pacific Ocean tends to be the main outdoor attraction all year round, ICE Santa Monica becomes an alternative place to get in on some extra curricular activities from the beginning of November until mid January 2017. Every holiday season, this spectacular rink brings some holiday ice skating fun by transforming the corner of 5th Street and Arizona into ICE at Santa Monica. The 8,000 square foot rink offers residents and visitors a taste of winter here in LA. Broomball games are abundant on this slice of Southland ice, as are tiny skaters who have their own kids’ spot for practicing the balancing act that is fundamental to all skating skills. Visit the website for hours of operation and more details.
The Rink in Downtown Burbank
Corner N 3rd St. and E Orange Grove Ave.
Dates: December 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Beautiful downtown Burbank is the scene of great restaurants, top notch shopping, first-run films and a temporary rink called, cleverly, The Rink that’s open during the holiday season. Returning again this festive holiday season, the outdoor ice skating rink will feature not just skating, but fundraising events and special performances too. Transforming the corner of North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue into a winter wonderland, skaters of all ages are welcome and will get to take part and enjoy the $10 unlimited skating. Skate rentals are just $5. There are special events, too, so make sure to visit the here.
CHILL At The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
Dates: December 13, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Back again this year will be The Queen Mary’s CHILL, their annual frozen holiday adventure. Ice skating is just one of the major activities offered! The legendary ship will be transformed into a winter wonderland with family fun at this 38,000 square foot ice adventure park, featuring ice skating on their ice track, ice bumper cars, ice tricycles, ice shuffleboard, ice tubing and much more!
LA Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Dates: Opens November 25, 2017 – December 21, 2017
At the always lively LA Live at the Nokia Plaza and surrounding arguably the best decorated outdoor Christmas tree, this ice skating rink is great for active Angelenos, including business types, cutting-edge hipsters and festive families to whirl away the evening while an LED light show also entertains. Skate around while a huge Christmas tree looms and the excitement surrounds you. Hungry? There are tons of restaurants surrounding LA Live and The STAPLES Center to dine at.
Related: Guide to LA Live