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Your Guide To Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks In Los Angeles This Season

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Our "cold" weather may just mean putting on a windbreaker, but that doesn't mean that we can't lace up our ice skates and pretend for a moment that we're in a winter wonderland. Luckily in L.A., we have plenty of outdoor ice skating rinks to get you in the holiday spirit, from ones in the heart of downtown L.A. under skyscrapers and towering Christmas trees to one not too far from the beach.


L.A. LIVE's ice skating rink (Photo courtesy of L.A. LIVE)
L.A. Kings Holiday Ice At L.A. LIVE

If you're going to go big this year with showing off your triple axels, you might want to consider L.A.'s largest outdoor rink at L.A. LIVE. This downtown L.A. rink is our version of NYC's Rockefeller Center, and has a 66-foot tree surrounded by over 120,000 LED lights, smack dab in the middle of the rink at Microsoft Square. To get you in the holiday mood, there are also holiday lights strung throughout the entire L.A. LIVE area. Admission is $17 and that includes skate rentals. If you want to make a date out of it, you can also purchase a Supper & Skate tickets, which give you a prix fixe menu at one of the L.A. LIVE restaurants—from Lawry’s Carvery to Ford’s Filling Station, admission into the skating rink with skate rentals, and VIP front of the line access for $30 to $35, depending on the restaurant. The rink is open from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31.

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Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. in downtown L.A., (310) 535-4400

CHILL At The Queen Mary

There's ice skating outdoors, and then there's CHILL at the Queen Mary. Not only can you go ice skating in their 6,000-square-foot rink, you also have plenty of other cool activities to keep you busy for the day. There's the Ice Kingdom, a 13,000-square-foot attraction that's Charles Dickens-themed with expertly made ice sculptures, and inside that area, folks 21 and over can get a vodka-tasting at the new 9 Degrees ice bar. There's paintballing, a maze, ice tubing and more. Admission tickets start at $34.99 for adults, with additional costs for extra activities like ice skating which costs an additional $15, and the vodka-tasting for $12. CHILL runs from now to Jan. 10.

The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, (877) 342-0738


ICE at Santa Monica (Photo via Downtown Santa Monica/Facebook)
ICE At Santa Monica

Over on the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, you can get your skate on at downtown Santa Monica's 8,000-square-foot rink. You can go on a first date, get some skate lessons, or even rent a private cabana if you're feeling a little fancy. The rink is open from now through Jan. 18. It costs $15 for admission, and that includes unlimited skating for the day of purchase and skate rentals.

ICE at Santa Monica is located at 1324 5th St. in Santa Monica, (310) 260-1199


Holiday Ice at Pershing Square (Photo via Facebook)
Holiday Ice Rink In Pershing Square

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It's kind of magical getting to ice skate outdoors among towering skyscrapers and glittering downtown L.A. lights. Pershing Square is hosting its 18th season of its rink now through Jan. 18. It's not just your average ol' rink either, as they'll have plenty of activities like DJ Thursday Nights, a Single in the City Skate night, a Winter Holiday Festival and more. The rink is right off of the Metro Pershing Square station, so if you take the Metro and show your pass or receipt, you can get $1 off the admission price. There's also underground parking for $9. General admission is $9 and skate rentals are $4.

Pershing Square is located at 532 South Olive St. in downtown L.A., (213) 624-4289


Woodland Hills Ice (Photo via Woodland Hills Ice/Facebook)
Woodland Hills Ice

Over in the Valley, you can channel your inner Brian Boitano with the annual Woodland Hills Ice skating rink. The 7,000-square-foot rink will be open seven days a week, including holidays, from now through Jan. 24. They also offer classes and rent out the space for events like birthday parties. It's $15 for adult admission, which includes rentals.

Woodland Hills Ice is located in the Macy's parking lot of Westfield Promenade at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills, (818) 854-4151


The Rink in Downtown Burbank (Photo via Facebook)
The Rink In Downtown Burbank

Right behind Burbank City Hall, you'll soon be able to enjoy the city's outdoor ice skating rink. It's near a lot of shops and restaurants, so while you're spending your time shopping and eating, you can get a workout in and get in the holiday spirit, too. It costs $10 for unlimited skating, with rentals at $4. It runs from from Dec. 10 to Jan. 3.

The Rink In Downtown Burbank is located at the corner of N 3rd Street and E Orange Grove, Burbank


Downtown Disney's skating rink (Photo via Disneyland)
Downtown Disney Winter Village

If you really want to get into the holiday spirit, Downtown Disney isn't too far from L.A. Between the AMC Theater and ESPN Zone, you can find the Frozen-themed, Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink. It's right under a 30-foot, decorated Christmas tree, so you can feel extra festive. And the whole Downtown Disney Winter Village is decked out to put you in the mood. There are carolers performing throughout the day, and holiday music playing. The rink is open now through Jan. 3. Adult tickets are $17, which include skate rentals and helmets.

Downtown Disney is located at 1580 S Disneyland Dr. in Anaheim, (714) 781-4565