Entertainment | San Diego Ice Skating Rink Roundup 2013

San Diego Ice Skating Rink Roundup 2013

ice-skatingFrom the sea-side rink at Hotel Del Coronado to the shop-side rink at UTC to the largest outdoor rink in Southern California, we’ve rounded up the best places to ice skate in San Diego this winter. Sharpen those skates, you’re going to need them indoors and out this year.

Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del Coronado
Through Jan. 5. Ice-skating on the sand? Almost! Hotel Del Coronado welcomes back Skating by the Sea for a ninth season of outdoor seaside ice-skating. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn has transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line at the skate shack. $20-25/pp, $15-20 for kids ages 10 and under. Price includes skate rentals. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. 800.468.3533. hoteldel.com

San Diego Ice Arena
Ongoing. Located in the heart of Mira Mesa, San Diego Ice Arena has been serving the community for more than 34 years, offering a variety of programs such as birthday parties, skating school, hockey and figure skating. Public sessions are available daily. $12/pp including skate rental. 11048 Ice Skate Place, San Diego. 858.530.1825. sdice.com

UTC Ice Sports Center
Never hit the ice before? Try UTC Ice Sports Center, which offers one introductory lesson for skaters ages 3 and over complimentary. Public skate sessions are offered almost daily. Check the website for holiday hours and special events. $12/pp. $3/skate rental. 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. 858.452.9110. utcice.com

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
The former home of the San Diego Gulls, the Kroc Center offers year-round ice skating, including eight public sessions per week, night skating and discounted Sunday skates. $10/pp includes admission and skates. 6845 University Ave., San Diego. 619.287.5762. kroccenter.org

Fantasy on Ice at Horton Square
Through Jan. 5.
Ice skate in the heart of America’s Finest City at this temporary outdoor rink. A local’s favorite, the rink at Horton Square offers an added level of people watching from your average ice rink. This year’s rink is sponsored by Sycuan and benefits Rady Children’s Hospital. Season passes are available for $35. $14/pp. 225 Broadway Cir., San Diego. 619.234.1031. sdice.com/horton

Ice Rink at Viejas
Through Jan. 5. Viejas Premium Outlets has brought to life Southern California’s largest outdoor ice skating rink and paired it with a snack bar filled with tasty treats. So, lace up your skates, grab a delicious cup of hot cocoa and soak up the holiday splendor. Monday through Friday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon-10 p.m. $14/pp including skate rental. 5000 Willows Road, Alpine. 800.847.6537. viejas.com/ice-rink



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