Every holiday season downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice - and ice skating - to our beachside community, transforming the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into a winter wonderland.
Known as ICE at Santa Monica, the 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink returns on November 1, 2019, and continues through January 20, 2020.
Skating by the beach is designed to offer residents and visitors alike a little taste of winter without the bite. (Who can argue with that?!)
Located just off the 3rd Street Promenade, it's a great place to celebrate the holidays, hang out with friends and family, or perhaps throw a festive seasonal party in a private event cabana.
ICE AT SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: November 7, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly fun evening featuring ice skating, food samplings from local eateries, live music, and ice-skating performances. Free and open to the public.
Don't know how to ice skate?
No worries, you can book private or group skating lessons with the Randy Gardner School of skating here.
Want to host a birthday party for the little ones, perhaps?
They've got you covered with party cabanas and catering options.
Skate rental and all-day admission is $15; locker rental is $5.
For more information call the ice team at 310.260.1199.
NEW THIS YEAR: ICE BREAKERS PRESENTED BY THE PLAZA AT SANTA MONICA
Every Sunday from November 10, 2019 to January 19, 2020 enjoy free musical performances that will have the whole family on their feet and feeling the groove.
Performance schedule: 11 am, Noon, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm.
Daily hours of operation:
Ice at Santa Monica is an outdoor ice rink and as such is subject to weather conditions. The ice rink will operate if it rains, but will close should conditions become dangerous to skaters or staff.
All ticket sales are final, and there are no refunds due to rain or other weather-related circumstances or said conditions' impact on the skating surface or overall experience.