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9 Ice Skating Rinks You'll Melt For in San Diego (Nov-Jan)

You'll really have an ICE DAY at these skating rinks in San Diego! This is one of the most unique Christmas time activities that you can do here, because, well ice just doesn't come around here very often. We get giddy with excitement when cold-weather activities come around, even if they are man-made. Here are all of the places that offer holiday ice skating rinks in San Diego, and some of them are actually year-round where noted!

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Nov. 22 - Jan. 2 (open ON Holidays)


Nov. 18 - Jan. 9 (closed 11/24 & 12/25)

Nov. 12 - Jan. 2 (open ON holidays, reduced hours)


*Temp Closed for maintenance.*

Nov. 15 - Dec. 31 (closed 11/24 & 12/25)

Dec. 31 - Feb. 1

UTC MALL (La Jolla)

Year-round, hours vary (open ON Holidays)

Year-round, hours vary (open SOME Holidays)

Year-round, hours vary

Year-round, hours vary

Year-round, hours vary

*Closed permanently, June 2020.

*No ice skating rink here this year, 2021.



Nov. 22 - Jan. 2


Where else can you go ice skating on the beach with stunning ocean views?! That's why this is the most iconic place to go ice-skating in San Diego during the Holidays at The Del. Reserve a private rink-side lounge at Frostbite, cozy up with your own fire pit, order food & holiday drinks and even roast some s'mores to top of your perfect "winter" day at the beach! Event info

HOURS: Nov. 29 - Dec. 19 are M-F 4-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8. Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 are M-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8. Dec. 24 is 11-10. Dec. 25 is 11-8. Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 are 11-10.

COST: $35/general admission; $30/military on Mon & Wed; $30/first responders on Tue. Tickets include 90 min skate session & rentals (sizes Toddler 8 - Adult 15). *Advanced reservations are recommended, walk up tickets are limited.

1500 Orange Ave., Coronado




Nov. 18 - Jan. 9 (closed 11/24 & 12/25)


Skate amongst the history of this transformed naval station in their annual outdoor skating rink. Hosted by Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. During their Salute the Season you can enjoy other fun holiday events. You'll also find plenty of delicious restaurants, cafes, coffee shops & shopping so you can spend a full day here filled with fun, food and checking things off your list. Event info

HOURS: daily 10-10

COST: $15/adult; $13/child; $10/Rady staff or military. Punch cards are available for 5 & 10 skate sessions. Ticket includes skate rental & helmet.

2641 Truxton Rd., Point Loma




Nov. 12 - Jan. 2 from 3-10

(reduced holiday hours)


You'll have plenty of room to twirl about in Southern California's Largest Outdoor Ice Rink. Plan to spend a full day there enjoying their music, hot cocoa, and Holiday Nights activities that includes Santa visits, snow flurries, water & light shows and even a ferris wheel! You could even spend the night in their resort hotel, wake up and get all your holiday shopping done at the outlet mall the next morning. Event info

HOURS: daily 3-10; open ON all holidays with reduced holiday hours (not listed online)

COST: $20/ages 13+; $18/ages 0-12; $99/season pass. Ticket includes skate rentals for your 90 min skate session.

500 Willows Rd., Alpine




UPDATE: The ice rink is temporarily closed for maintenance. Check their socials and web for updates!

opens Nov. 15 - Dec. 31 (closed 11/24 & 12/25)


They have tons of fun here for everyone to enjoy, even if you don't want to skate. This is a family-friendly working winery with wine tasting, farm animals ($2/pp), lawn games, and lots to ride on: mini tractors ($5/child), trains ($5/pp) and even ponies ($6/child)!

HOURS: M-Th 3-7:30; Fri 3-9; Sat 10:30-9; Sun 10:30-7:30. Special hours on Nov. 22 & 26, Dec. 17-18, 24 & 31. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. Sessions are 90 minutes long.

COST: $16/ages 12+; $10/ages 3-10; $2/skate rental; $4/helmet rental; Gliders are based on availability

39925 Calle Contento, Temecula




Dec. 31 – Feb. 1


Enjoy an eco-friendly Glice Skating Rink at Del Mar Social Club. Skate around The Grand’s glistening green this winter! After you skate, enjoy wood fired fare, fire pits, cabanas, s’mores, and live music on select evenings at Del Mar Social Club. You may reserve your firepit or cabana here. Skates are available for rent, socks are required to be worn with skate rentals.

HOURS: Fri-Sun from 12-7

COST: $15/youth; $35/adults (no specific ages mentioned for "youth" pricing). Advanced tickets are limited, also available on-site. Buy tickets here.

5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar 92130


Enjoy an eco-friendly Glice Skating Rink at Del Mar Social Club! .

*Advance sale tickets are limited. Additional tickets will be available at the rink.



Year-round, hours vary

(open ON all holidays!)


Keep the skates on all year because this is a year-round ice skating rink! Their public skate sessions are filled with top music hits, disco lights and fun time! It's actually inside the UTC Mall, surrounded by the food court. So you can even grab a bite and sit down rink-side to watch the skaters and zambonies through the floor-ceiling glass enclosed dining terrace on the upper level. Join a hockey team, practice your spins or if you don't know how to skate, take a FREE INTRO LESSON held every Saturday (for San Diego residents only, ages 4-14).

HOURS: vary based on lessons and hockey games, so check public hours online

COST: $25 in-person; $20 online; $5/helmet; $15/skater helper; $2/locker; $300/annual pass. Rental skates are included.

PARKING: UTC Ice customers will get 4 hrs free parking w/ validation

4545 La Jolla Village Dr., UTC Mall/La Jolla




Year-round, hours vary

(open SOME holidays)


This year-round ice rink has all kinds of ice-skating fun, like the usual figure skating, hockey & open public skate, but they also have birthday parties, broomball, parent's night out and live DJ skate sessions! HOURS: vary, see schedule online. COST: $18/general admission; $9/ages 7 and under; $14/military & students; $14/seniors 55+. Tickets include skate rental.

2283 Cosmos Ct., Carlsbad




Year-round, hours vary


Another year-round ice skating rink can be found in Poway! To skate, you must register in advance online and comply with their safety protocols. They have a learn-to-skate academy, freestyle, hockey and open public skate sessions. HOURS: varies, check online. COST: $12/skating; $5/skate rental.

12455 Kerran St., Poway




Year-round, hours vary


Skate year-round at this ice arena in Mira Mesa. They have daily public skating times, as well as figure skating, hockey, learn to skate lessons and birthday parties. HOURS: vary, check schedule online. COST: $15, includes skate rentals.

11048 Ice Skate Place., Mira Mesa



⛸ KROC CENTER ICE ARENA (College/Rolando)

Year-round, hours vary


Learn to skate year-round (ages 6+), take hockey classes or drop-in and figure skate your way around the rink. They have extra Holiday Ice Skating sessions too. HOURS: vary. COST: $15/general admission; $12/members.

6737 University Ave.,




closed permanently June 2020. This was a year-round ice skating rink offering public skate, lessons, figure skating & hockey.



They are not having their ice-skating rink this year in 2021.

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