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.
Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community 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. Whether it's a birthday party, corporate event, or holiday gathering, ICE at Santa Monica can accommodate groups of 15-300 people. Two-hour party packages start at $395 for 15 skaters, including cabana, with additional skaters and cabana time available.
Woodland Hills Ice is celebrating its fifth season, bringing the San Fernando Valley community together on over 7,000 square feet of real ice. Open 7 days a week, the outdoor rink hosts daily public skating, birthday parties, field trips, fundraisers and special events all winter long. Prices per session: Adult, $10; Student/Senior, $8.50; Child (4-12), $7. All-Day Pass is $13. Skate rental is $5. Woodland Hills Ice features an 8-week Skating School Program, with two sessions taking place from Dec. 2, 2013 to Feb. 9, 2014. Classes for all ages and skating levels are available. A 30-minute Intro to Skating Class is $12. Woodland Hills Ice is located at Westfield Promenade, in the northwest corner of the parking lot at the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street.
Downtown on Ice is the original Los Angeles outdoor ice rink, featuring a 4,500 square-foot rink of real ice that's 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 hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators every year. Join in healthy holiday recreation while enjoying free events such as a winter concert series, the Winter Holiday Festival (Dec. 14), skating exhibitions, broomball games and more. General Admission is $8, tickets are available on site. Skate rental is $2. Group rates and private party options are available.
Located just steps from San Fernando Boulevard, The Rink in Downtown Burbank provides a festive getaway for customers, employees and families out for seasonal fun. Themed entertainment, twinkling lights and joyful music add to the holiday spirit. Before or after a 90-minute session, skaters are invited to explore hundreds of shops and eateries decked out for the season. General Admission is $10, and skate rental is $3. Bobby the Seal Skating Aid is $6. The Rink is available for private rentals, birthday parties, field trips, group outings, and corporate events. The Rink in Downtown Burbank is located next to Burbank City Hall at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue. NOTE: While The Rink is in operation, Downtown Burbank’s weekly Farmer’s Market will move temporarily across the street to the parking lot behind the Community Services building.
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. Details on the 2013-14 Holiday Ice TBA.