Santa Monica on Ice: Where to Enjoy Memorable Ice Skating Adventures

As the year rounds its final corner and the holiday season begins, Ice Skating Santa Monica returns to infuse a touch of winter magic into the sun-drenched beachside city. The annual event, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into an 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink, has become a beloved holiday tradition since its inception in 2006.

Journey into a Frozen Fantasy

Set against the backdrop of the azure Pacific Ocean, Ice Skating Santa Monica is a unique blend of winter’s frosty charm and California’s warm coastal ambiance. Open daily from mid-November to mid-January, the rink provides all-day admission and skate rentals at an affordable price of $20.

Usually, when people think of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, they think of warm weather. But there are also winter options for fun and entertainment.

Hours of Operation

The ice rink’s doors open wide for skating enthusiasts and beginners alike from 12 noon to 10 p.m., providing ample time for everyone to take a spin on the ice.

Dining Delights

To complement your ice skating experience, two renowned Downtown Santa Monica restaurants, Cafe Ugo and Stefano’s Pizzeria, offer a range of delicious bites on-site. From handcrafted pizzas and gelatos to specialty hot chocolates, the concessions stand has something to tantalize every taste bud.

Special Events and Themed Nights

Ice Skating Santa Monica hosts a variety of themed nights and special events to add an extra sprinkle of excitement to your winter escapade. These events range from ice yoga sessions led by local instructors to vibrant pop parties where guests can skate in style while donning their favorite pop star attire.

Private Parties and Special Events

Looking for a unique venue for your next party? Rent a party cabana at the ice skating rink and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. The cabanas, available in 2-hour slots, can comfortably accommodate up to 25 guests. For those wishing to host a private party or special event, the Ice Skating Santa Monica team can be reached at [email protected].

Getting Here

Situated at 1324 5th St. in Downtown Santa Monica, the ice rink is easily accessible via Metro and Big Blue Bus. Plenty of parking is available in the nearby structures, including the Santa Monica Public Library and Parking Structures 9 and 10.

A Note on Weather Conditions

Ice Skating Santa Monica is an outdoor ice rink and, therefore, subject to unpredictable weather conditions. Although the rink operates during rain, it may close if conditions pose a threat to the safety of skaters or staff. Due to these factors, all ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued for weather-related circumstances.

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Sponsors

We extend our sincerest gratitude to our sponsors, whose support has been instrumental in making this event a success year after year.

Wrapping Up

Ice Skating Santa Monica is more than just an event; it’s a community tradition that brings together families, friends, and ice skating enthusiasts of all ages. As you lace up your skates and step onto the ice, you’ll find yourself immersed in a winter wonderland right in the heart of sunny Santa Monica. So come join us, and let’s make this season a memorable one!

Written by Alexander