Best Outdoor Holiday Ice Skating in Orange County and Beyond

Want the coolest winter bucket list experience? Add ice skating to your must-do list this season! Anaheim has chill covered as the home to the NHL’s Ducks. Their practice facility, The Rinks Anaheim ICE, is open year round for indoor skating so you can follow in the skate-steps of the pros!

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, grab a hot cocoa and skate under the stars with these outdoor ice skating rinks in and around Orange County.

OC Chill Ice Rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center

Dash over to the Irvine Spectrum Center to experience OC Chill Ice Rink all season long. The outdoor holiday hangout is located in Giant Wheel Court. After sliding across the ice, enjoy other festive activities like a nightly choreographed light show, happening every 30 minutes from 5-11 pm. Snap photos with Santa in the Palm Court before stocking up on holiday must-haves throughout the shopping center.

WinterFest at the OC Fair & Event Center

Oh what fun it is to skate! Head to WinterFest OC at the OC Fair & Event Center for 18 days of snow play kicking off December 19, 2019. In addition to Orange County’s largest outdoor skating rink, you’ll find tubing, trains, character meet and greets, and plenty of festive fun perfect for the whole family.

Queen Mary Christmas

Deck the halls...and deck the decks! Set sail for holiday fun on the Queen Mary, where the Queen Mary Christmas fun goes until January 1, 2020. The True North Ice Skating Rink will have you skating around a 26-foot Christmas tree. Then you can enjoy holiday treats, drinks and decor aboard the historic ship.

SkyPark at Santa’s Village

A 90-minute drive from Anaheim, SkyPark at Santa’s Village offers visitors elf-play in the beautiful woods. Enjoy skating on the Silver Bells Arena, plus an immersive holiday environment with visits to Santa’s Workshop and Post Office, seasonal entertainment and more.

LA Kings Holiday Ice

Skate in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles at one of the three locations for the LA Kings Holiday Ice. You’ll be gliding across the ice, just minutes from the Staples Center. Additional locations include Westfield Valencia and Westfield Topanga.

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Rink

Experience skating beneath the skyline of Downtown LA. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square is fun for all ages. Grab a hot cocoa and other sweet treats at Cathy's Cafe stand. Or, try your hand at the winter sport of curling if you visit on December 14 and January 11. To get here from Anaheim, skip the traffic and enjoy a train ride from the ARTIC station.