Ice skating is one of the most exciting activities winter season brings us! Not only it’s a brilliant idea for a romantic date, it’s also a great family-friendly outing. Even though Los Angeles winter can hardly be called winter, Angelenos are lucky to still have access to plenty of ice skating rinks this holiday season. Find the one nearest to you, get your group of friends together and skate away to your favorite music!
Located near the Pacific Ocean, ICE in downtown Santa Monica is a full-service 8,000-square-foot outdoor rink. Besides simply going ice-skating, there you have plenty of other fun options like watching broomball games, taking up skating lessons or hosting a party at the rink with a private cabana at your service. Rent your skates for just $15 and have fun with your friends and family! As for food and drink options, there is a concession stand on site, serving hot cocoa and bites for children. ICE at Santa Monica is now open through Martin Luther King Day. For more information, visit their website.
Head over to the Valley for a 90-minute skating session in Downtown Burbank! For those who are just starting out on the ice – rent Bobby the Seal, a plastic skating aid. Also, feel free to show up early on Saturdays for ice skating lessons. The Rink is located near Burbank City Hall, on the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue. For more details, visit The Rink’s website.
Nothing looks more festive than an ice skating rink right in the midst of Downtown L.A.’s skyscrapers with a Christmas tree in the center of it! Come and glide at Pershing Square’s outdoor holiday skating rink, which is one of the biggest in the city. Look out for special events throughout the season, like curling lessons, a silent disco skate and DJ nights. For more info, check out Holiday Ice Rink’s website.