Top Spots for Ice Skating in San Diego

Published on December 09, 2021 - Updated on December 12, 2021

Ice Skating in San Diego During the 2021 Holiday Season

Sun, sand, and ice!? Enjoy a day (or night!) out in San Diego at one of their multiple pop-up ice rinks this holiday! Which one is your favorite!?

Skating by the Sea - Hotel del Coronado

Skating on the beach!? Oh yes! Enjoy gorgeous ocean views while whizzing around the ice rink at Hotel del Coronado's pop-up ice rink. And if you are feeling extra fancy, go ahead and reserve a private rink-side lounge at Frost Bite where you can enjoy food, drinks, and your own private fire pit.

Skate sessions last for 90 minutes and it is recommended to purchase ahead of time as there will be an extremely small amount of walk-up tickets available. Be sure to purchase quickly as peak times are selling out fast (like perhaps, sunset!?).


Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: 11am-10pm
Christmas Day: 11am-8pm
New Year’s Eve & Day: 11am-10pm

Nov 29-Dec 19
Mon-Fri: 4-10pm
Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-8pm

Dec 20 – Jan 2
Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-8pm

General Admission: $35
Military: $30 on Mon & Wed
First Responders: $30 on Tue

Skate rentals are included in the price.

Frost Bite private lounge: $50 reservation fee, plus $150 minimum up to 3 people. If you want additional people to join you, it is $40 per person after the initial 3.

Rady Children's Ice Rink

Head over to the 25th annual Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station for a fun night and a great cause! It really doesn't get much better than that! Open every day from November 18th-Jan.9th (closed on Christmas), this is a great opportunity to get the family out together and into the Christmas spirit.

Tickets are available to purchase online but do not have a set date or time. Net proceeds from the rink will go towards the Thriving after Cancer Program at the Rady Children's Hospital.


Open daily 10am-10pm


Adult - $15

Child - $13

Rady Children's Hospital Staff & Military - $10

You can also purchase punch cards for 5 or 10 sessions. This is a great deal if you know you will be coming back multiple times as each session works out to only $10!

Admission includes both skate rentals and helmets.

Please note: they ask that any unvaccinated patrons please remain masked throughout their session.

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

Located at Viejas Casino and Resort is Southern California's largest outdoor ice rink. The Viejas ice rink is the perfect spot to grab some lunch, get some Christmas shopping done, and then give their open-air rink a whirl while jamming out to some Christmas tunes.

Each skate session is valid for 90 minutes and you can purchase tickets at the door!



Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Holiday Hours

December 24
Christmas Eve 3pm–8pm

December 25
Christmas Day 5pm–10pm

Regular Hours

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Adults: $20

Children (12 and under) : $18

Admission includes skate rentals.

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Kelly Wright
Kelly grew up in sunny Florida and attended Florida State University where she got a degree in International Affairs. She met her husband, Jon, while in college and together they moved to Doha, Qatar for 7.5 years and were fortunate enough to travel all over the world while living there. Travel has always been a passion for Kelly and she is always in planning mode for their next trip! Their two boys, Zachary and Declan, joined them while living overseas and were also able to experience many amazing sights and cultures. They now live in Boise, Idaho and enjoy finding outdoor activities that the entire family can enjoy. Some of their favorites have included skiing, hiking, and relaxing in hot springs!
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