A signature Los Angeles holiday tradition is ice skating at the various outdoor rinks throughout the city. Take advantage of the beautiful Los Angeles winter weather and get a tan as you skate on a sunny afternoon. Or you can bundle up and enjoy the crisp night air while skating under the stars. Just remember the rules of the rink and enjoy the holidays.
Woodland Hills Ice returns for its fourth season, bringing the San Fernando Valley community together on over 7,000 square feet of real ice. Open 7 days a week, the rink hosts daily outdoor public skating, birthday parties, field trips, fundraisers and special events all winter long. Prices per session: Adult, $10; Student/Senior, $8; Child (4-12), $7. All Day Pass is $12. Skate rental is $5. Woodland Hills Ice features an 8-Week Skating School Program, taking place from November 26th to January 27th. Classes for all ages and skating levels are available. A 30-minute Intro to Skating Class is $10, or free if you sign up for skating school on the day of your Intro Class. For more advanced skaters, a Saturday morning Power Skating Class is a non-stop, intense workout on ice that perfects your skating skills.
Downtown Santa Monica brings a little skate to the surf and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica. The 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers residents and visitors a little taste of winter without the frosty bite. $12 for all-day skating, includes skate rental. $5 for locker rental. Concessions are available on-site for purchase.
Now in its 15th year, the original Los Angeles outdoor ice rink features a 4,500 square foot rink of real ice, set up on Pershing Square in front of the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Framed by skyscrapers and adorned with festive holiday lights, the rink unites communities and welcomes more than 350,000 spectators and enthusiasts annually. Join in healthy holiday recreation while enjoying free attractions such as the Winter Holiday Festival, skating exhibitions, a winter concert series, special events and live telecasts, broomball games, fundraisers and more. $8 tickets are available on site, which includes $6 for one hour of skating and $2 for skate rental.
Skate, spin and jump your way through the holidays and experience The Rink at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, an eco-friendly synthetic hybrid skating rink. The 3,000 square foot California Style ice rink is the perfect place to hang out with friends, family and loved ones and is available for private parties. The Rink is a complimentary amenity available to hotel guests during their stay. All others pay $10 for 1 hour or $20 for all day. In honor of Make-a-Wish Foundation’s 30th anniversary, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza will donate 30% of The Rink’s sales back to the foundation November 15th - November 25th.
Discover an award-winning experience at the W Los Angeles - Westwood, as the WET Pool becomes CHILL, a 1,600 square foot, custom-shaped hybrid-ice rink. Guests are invited to ice skate amidst a backdrop of bright lights, candlelit votives and hourly snowfall. CHILL’s featured bar will serve winter cocktails, hot cocoa and more. You can also enjoy a luxurious skate up E-Wow cabana, Saturday morning fitness classes, and ice skate performances by STUDIOSK8, Saturdays at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per guest for 1 hour of skating, includes rental skates (ages 5 and up). Guests can bring their own skates and no reservation is required. Complimentary children's gingerbread cookie design station (with purchase of one adult fee). Book the Chill Room Package, which includes 2 CHILL tickets per day, 2 Cool Cocktails and a $50 Gift Card to Z Gallerie.
Not to be confused with the W Los Angeles - Westwood event above, CHILL at the Queen Mary is an indoor-outdoor winter wonderland the whole family can enjoy. With the world famous Queen Mary as the backdrop, enjoy the crisp Pacific air as you skate on the 6,500 outdoor rink made with real ice. Tickets are $12.95, plus $2.95 skate rental. Also outdoors is the two-story high, 100-foot long Ice Tubing slide, made entirely of ice. Tickets are $12.95 for five slides. The Queen Mary Dome has been transformed into the Ice Kingdom, a 13,000 square-foot giant igloo featuring over two million pounds of ice handcrafted by an international team of expert ice sculptors. The larger-than-life creations are enhanced with stunning lights and colors for a dazzling visual experience. Be sure to grab a parka before you enter the Ice Kingdom, which dips to a frosty 9 degrees inside. Adults $24.95, kids $19.95. The Holiday Village features Christmas trees, "Candy Lane," gingerbread decorating, carolers, and, of course, Santa Claus.
The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE. The Holiday Ice skating area has grown by leaps and bounds every year, accommodating hundreds of skaters at once in the festive setting of the L.A. LIVE district. A celebrity-filled tree lighting ceremony and Skate with Santa nights are among the highlights of this popular Downtown holiday outing. General admission is $13 per person, including skate rental. Groups of ten or more are $10 per person; $6 for military, seniors and kids under 7. Make an entire evening of it with the Supper & Skate special offer, which includes a prix-fixe dinner at a participating L.A. LIVE restaurant, ice skating and skate rental. The package is $30 for adults, $20 for children.
Beverly Hills celebrates the holidays with the city's first ever full-scale, public ice rink, located in the Golden Triangle in front of Beverly Hills City Hall on Crescent Drive between North and South Santa Monica Boulevards. The ice skating rink (made of real ice) provides entertainment throughout the season for visitors and locals alike, and is open for hourly sessions Sunday-Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. The rink will be closed on select holidays, including Christmas Day. Rink hours will vary on days with inclement weather. Skate admission and rental is $15 (adult) and $11 (children under 12), per one-hour session. Tickets are available at the Ice Rink's ticket booth during operating hours. Online sales will be available soon. Online sales will allow guests to purchase bulk tickets for a specific date and session time.