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Where To Go Ice Skating in the Bay Area: Holiday Ice Rinks

Here’s a list of all the holiday ice skating rinks  in the Bay Area open this season and when they'll be closing. 

Many of these ice rinks have the skating buddies to help new skaters and young kids have more support. They usually cost extra. You're probably wondering if little kids can enjoy ice skating. My answer to that is.. it depends on the kid. Three years old seems like a good age to try out ice skating, but I have definitely seen younger kids out on the ice.

If you're worried your child might be too young for ice skating, there is iceless skating at the Bay Area Discovery Museum that's perfect for toddlers. It's a temporary exhibit and I'm not sure how long it will be there, so I suggest checking with the museum before going.

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Walnut Creek on Ice

Union Square Ice Rink

When: Open Nov. 1, 2023 – Jan. 15, 2024

Where: Union Square, 333 Post Street, San Francisco

How much: Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for children 8 and under, including skate rental

Apres Village in East Palo Alto 

When: Open til January 28th 

Where: $30 per person - reserve online in advance 

How much: 2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Winter Lodge in Palo Alto

When: Open Oct 9 to April 7th 

Where: 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

How much:  $17 Per person + $5 skate rental  

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink

When: Nov 10 to Jan 7 

Where: 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon

How much: $23 / $17 for ages 3 to 10 yo 

Walnut Creek on Ice 

When: Dec 15 to Jan 15 

Where: 1365 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 

How much: $20 per person 

They have a Littles Skate session on Monday and Wednesdays at 10am for kids 5yo and under ( and their caregiver).

San Mateo Ice Rink 

When: closing Jan 7th 

Where: 50 E 5th Ave San mateo, CA 94401

How much: $21 per person 

Downtown Ice San Jose 

When: Open daily until January 15th

Where: 120 S. Market Street in the Circle of Palms Plaza, nestled between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Signia by Hilton Hotel

How much: $21 per person 

Merry Meritage Holiday Ice Rink and Winter Village, Napa

When: Open until January 7th

Where: 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa

How much: $25, on Mon - Weds it is $17 per kids 

3 Crosses Christmas Village, Castro Valley -

When: Open until January 7th 

Where: 20600 John Drive in Castro Valley

How much: $15 per person 

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

They have an iceless skating experience available right now. It is a temporary exhibit and I'm not sure when it will be going away.

Where: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA

How much: Included with museum's cost of admission

The ice skating rinks at Great America’s Winterfest, in Santa Clara, and Enchant, in San Jose, have already closed for the 2023- 2024 season.


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