Family-friendly ice skating rinks are back, just in time for the holidays. Whether you’re an old pro or you just want to join in on the SoCal winter fun, these ice skating rinks have something for everyone. Mostly outdoors, the pop-up rinks also offer plenty of festive programming through January.
Ice at Santa Monica returns to downtown Santa Monica with Winterlit. Beginning Nov. 16, skate the 8,000-square-foot-rink on the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue. The grand opening event will include free skating, live DJ and treats. The rink will be open daily through Jan. 16, 2022. $20. downtownsm.com
After a three-year absence, Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square returns this winter. From Nov. 23-Jan. 1, enjoy skating outdoors in the heart of Downtown L.A. Visit Nov. 23 for the Icebreaker Opening Celebration, which will feature a live performance, special guests and the “icebreaking” ceremony where a large ice sculpture will be shattered. $20. holidayicerinkdowntownla.com
Pasea Hotel & Spa transforms its lawn into an ice skating rink again this holiday season. From Nov. 25-Dec. 31, The Ice Rink at Pasea Hotel & Spa will have themed nights, Santa visits, luxury fire pit experiences, festive drinks and bites, photo ops and more. $30 and up. paseahotel.com
Although The Cube Santa Clarita has ice skating year-round, December is a special time to experience the rink. The Second Annual Christmas Tree Skate at The Cube features a tree-lighting ceremony, public skating session, Christmas carols and plenty of photo ops on Dec. 2. The Holiday Skate Show on Dec. 10 interprets “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with an all-local cast. $15-$25. thecubesantaclarita.com