Los Angeles may have more sand and sunshine than snow, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want our wintertime fun. One splendid way to feel the chill of winter is to stop by one of the temporary ice rinks that pop up this time of year.
ICE at Santa Monica, 2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 1-Jan. 22, 1324 5th Ave., Santa Monica; www.downtownsm.com/ice. Admission: $15 (includes skate rental).
Downtown On Ice, various times Nov. 13-Jan. 19, Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., L.A.; www.pershingsquareicerink.com. This rink offers space to skate, concerts, a Snoopy Showcase and broomball games. Admission: $9 per one-hour session. Skate rental: $3.
L.A. Kings Holiday Ice, times vary, Nov. 30-Dec. 31, Nokia Plaza, L.A. Live, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A.; www.lalive.com/holidayice. Admission: $15 adults, $10 ages 6 and younger (includes skate rental).
Holiday Ice Rink, various times Nov. 13- Jan. 19, The Lakes At Thousand Oaks, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.; www.thousandoaksicerink.com. Admission: $10 per one-hour session. Skate rental: $4.
Woodland Hills Ice, various times Nov. 14-Jan. 19, Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills; www.woodlandhillsice.com. Admission: $15 adults, $13 ages 8 and younger (includes skate rental).
The Rink In Downtown Burbank, various times Nov. 28-Jan. 15, Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue; www.dtnbur.com. This rink also hosts themed nights and entertainment that includes L.A. Ice Theater performances. Admission: $10 per 90-minute session. Skate rental: $3.
CHILL, various times Nov. 21-30, Dec. 2-7, Dec. 9-Jan. 4 and Jan. 8-11, The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach; www.queenmary.com/events/chill. Ice skating is just part of the frozen festivities at this unique winter wonderland. Admission of $39.99 adults, $29.99 ages 4-11 includes admission to the Ice Kingdom, Ice Tubing, Ice Skating, Chill Village and access to the Queen Mary.