Are you looking for the best places to Ice Skate in San Diego? Then you have come to the right place. Here is a list of all San Diego ice rinks, from year-round to seasonal ice rinks.
Ice skating is one of those activities that make for happy memories. I remember when my grandparents would take me to the ice rink, cheering me on every time I passed by them as I went round and round the rink.
“Hearts shall dance once again; when canvas of ice is painted with the brush of skates.”Shah Asad Rizvi
Important: Some of the ice rinks in San Diego still follow social distancing protocols and some require prior testing, health declaration, or registration for specific dates and times for your visit. Make sure to visit the website of each of the places to ice skate in San Diego to plan your visit.
Year-Round Ice Skating in San Diego
San Diego Ice Arena – Mira Mesa
The San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa offers skating classes as well as training in hockey and figure skating. During the summer, they also offer skating summer camps for kids. Their skating school is one of the largest recreational skating schools in the US and they offer classes for every age group and skill level. Save money by getting your tickets on Groupon here>>
Salvation Army Kroc Center – East San Diego
This San Diego ice rink is part of the large Salvation Army Community Center just West of La Mesa. This ice rink offers skating classes, ice hockey, figure skating, and fun events like ice and birthday parties, as well as public skating of course. Make sure to check their website for opening hours.
Ice Town UTC Shopping Center – La Jolla
The UTC Ice Sports Center in La Jolla’s UTC Westfield Shopping Centre is also open year-round and offers everything a skater would want. From open skating to skating classes, ice hockey to figure skating, and private parties, this San Diego ice rink has it all. And after some fun on the ice, you can head over to the mall and enjoy some shopping. The UTC Ice Sports Center is also one of the more expensive permanent ice rinks in San Diego.
Poway Ice Rink – Poway
This is is a great, affordable ice rink in Poway that offers public skating as well as Hockey and Figure Skating. They have classes for every age group and skill level, so you can jump right in and get trained at your level. If you prefer private lessons, they offer that as well. If you have kids that are into hockey, check out their “Little Ducks” program to get them started on the ice.
IceTown – Carlsbad
If you are in Coastal North County, this ice rink is probably one of your best choices. They have plenty of open skating sessions on their calendar and also offer figure skating and hockey lessons for all ages. The San Diego Gulls Program even lets your little ones try hockey out for free, including equipment rental. How cool is that? And you can save money if you get your tickets on Groupon! Click here>>
IcePlex – Escondido
Seasonal Ice Rinks in San Diego
There are several seasonal places to ice skate in San Diego, which makes for a fun pre-Holiday activity for couples and families. Here are some of our favorite seasonal San Diego Ice Rinks:
Rady Children’s Ice Rink – Liberty Station
This is my favorite place to go ice skating in San Diego. Not only will you have fun on the ice, but you are supporting a good cause. All proceeds of the ice rink go to the Thriving after Cancer program at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Ice Skating by the Sea Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado
Ice skating on the beach? Only in California, right? This ice rink is an institution and a loved Holiday tradition in San Diego and every time you go, you have to pinch yourself that you are really ice skating under palm trees while listening to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Yes, it is pricey, but it is so worth the splurge!
Viejas Casino – East County
Viejas Casino is a good choice if you are out in San Diego East County. This seasonal Ice Rink offers one-off tickets as well as season passes. They are a good deal if you plan to skate at least 6 times during this season.
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Last Updated on June 10, 2022 by sandiegoexplorer