Outdoor Ice Skating rinks in Southern California

Can you believe that Thanskgiving is right around the corner? It seems like we were just trick or treating, but before you know it, Christmas will be here ! One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the outdoor ice skating rinks. There are a couple in the area and all are up and ready to have you skate! Here  is a list of outdoor ice rinks in Southern California

Los Angeles County
Downtown on Ice- Pershing Square- Downtown LA- Nov 19, 2009 to January 18, 2010
Ice at Santa Monica– Santa Monica Promenade- Now through January 31,2010
Seaside Ice– Redondo Beach- Now through January 18, 2010

Orange County
Holiday on Ice– Irvine Spectrum- Open now until January 18, 2010

Riverside County
Festival of Lights Ice Skating– Riverside- November 30 through January 2nd


Orange County’s Greak Park Ice Skating Rink- and Yes it’s Free!!

I received a great tip from reader Gina about Orange County’s Great Park Ice Skating Rink. To celebrate the Grand Opening of the ice skating facilities from Feb 14-Mar 15 the ice skating rink will offer free admission and rentals. The rink will be open on Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays.

11:00 am � 10:00 pm (sessions begin at the start of every hour)
80 skaters per hourly session

Admission and skate rentals are FREE to the public.
Helmets are available upon request at no charge.
Guests are welcome to bring their own skates and helmets.

To accommodate the requests of our many visitors, the Orange County Great Park will be providing a limited number of advanced tickets on a first come, first serve basis for each weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

A stand-by line will be available for the remaining skate session tickets, on a first come, first serve basis.

Visitors may request a maximum of 6 advanced tickets per weekend.

Request for advanced tickets can only be made for the current weekend session (Friday � Sunday) and must be done in person at the ice rink ticket counter.

If skater is not present at the start of the hourly skate session, advanced tickets may not be honored at the discretion of the ice rink staff.

This is too good to pass up!!

The ice skating rink is located in Orange County’s Great Park which is located at the former El Toro Marine Station in Irvine.
For driving directions click here.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!