If you find yourself filled with despair because there are no ways to enjoy traditional winter activities in Sunny California, have we got news for you! Check out our top picks for places to go ice skating this winter in LA and Santa Monica. And, when you’re done, drop by Volkswagen of Santa Monica to see which new VW can get you there the fastest.
ICE at Santa Monica
ICE at Santa Monica is just north of Marina Del Rey and features an 8,000-square-foot rink, concessions, skate rentals, private cabanas, and an enclosed tot spot to help keep your littlest skaters safe. The rink is open from early November until mid-January.
Location: 1324 5th St., Downtown Santa Monica
Contact: (310) 260-1199
Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
If you’re not interested in running out to West Hollywood to find your winter wonderland, why not try Pershing Square Park in the Business District instead? The outdoor rink is one of the biggest in the city and offers skate rentals — just in case you don’t have a pair laying around. They also have special events throughout the season, including curling lessons and Ice Disco!
Location: 1532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 624-4289
Chill at the Queen Mary
The legendary ship transforms into a winter vision, complete with a 300-foot-long zip line, a 100-foot long ice slide, an ice bar, and yes, ice skating. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that’s just a quick drive down from Culver City in Long Beach — and well worth the effort.
Location: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Contact: (877) 342-0752
LA Kings Holiday Ice LA Live
Looking for an excuse to leave Brentwood or Beverly Hills for some winter fun? Check out the massive ice rink complete with LED light shows sponsored by the LA Kings. They have three locations this year: Westfield Topanga, LA Live, and the Pike Outlets for your convenience.
Contact: (877) 234-8425
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Ice skating near Los Angeles is always an unforgettable experience! For more inspiration this holiday season, check out our other guides on the best hiking spots in LA and Santa Monica attractions you shouldn’t miss.