Ice, Ice Baby: 5 Bay Area Spots for Ice Skating

NorCal Ice San Rafael

Nov 6–Jan 5

The former Marin on Ice rebranded last year and added after-school skate instruction, but the feel-good vibes, piping-hot cocoa, and all-day family-centered skating remain the same. Northgate Mall (San Rafael).


Holiday Ice Rink

Nov 6–Jan 20

Watch the Union Square tree-lighting ceremony from the ice, spin with your headphones on for the Silent Skate Party, or take free lessons every Saturday and Sunday from professionals. Union Square (SF).


The Winter Park

Nov 22–Jan 5

On Sunday mornings, instructors from Granite Curling Club of California will visit this S.F. Civic Center landmark to give lessons in the broom-driven sport. Or stop in for the Holidaybreaker yoga and dance party on December 7.


Recently renovated Snoopy’s Home Ice in Santa Rosa offers year-round skating, and Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center’s NHL- size rink in San Francisco has extended hours during Thanksgiving week and December.