10 Bay Area vacation ice rinks
Vacation skating rinks will soon be opening at sites in the Bay Area. Here are just a sample of happy places to skate.
Brentwood on ice: From November 19 to January 9, 739 Second St. Ice skating during the holiday season with a snack bar offering food and drink. Brentwoodonice.com
Ice cream on the veranda: From November 5 to February 14, 2001-2003 Diamond Blvd. Hockey and figure skates available. All dates and times are weather dependent. $ 16. shoptheveranda.com/ice/
Ice skating in Vista Collina: Open every day from November 11 to January 2, Vista Collina Resort, 850 Bordeaux Way. Skate with family and friends, shop for beer and wine, and warm up by the fire on this holiday skating rink that includes theme nights and special events. $ 25. Merit: bit.ly/3niKKij
Holiday skating rink: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. from November 3 to January 17 (closes at 9:30 p.m. on December 31), Union Square, 333 Post St. Special events include Macy’s Tree Lighting, Drag Queens on Ice, Silent Skate Party, Flashback Fridays and a Polar Bear Skate. $ 19. unionsquareicerink.com/
Kristi Yamaguchi’s Downtown Ice Cream: November 19 to January 9, 120 S. Market St. Skate in and around the iconic circle of downtown 32 palm trees. Special events include Silent Skate and Musical Mondays. $ 19. Downtownicesj.com.
San Mateo on ice: From November 13 to January 9, Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave. This vacation spot features an 11,000 square foot ice rink, with free community skate days on November 16, December 1, 7 and 15. $ 20. onicerinks.com/san-mateo-home/
Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink: Noon to 9:30 p.m. daily Nov 17 to Jan 2, City Center Bishop Ranch, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road. The grand opening ceremony, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 17, will feature an appearance by Kristi Yamaguchi, special performances and festive activities for the whole family. $ 15 to $ 19. citycenterbishopranch.com/ice_rink_open/
Winter party: From November 26 to January 2, Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway. Skate past the Carousel Columbia and enjoy vacation activities such as Letters to the North Pole, Santa’s Workshop, and cookie baking in Ms. Claus’ kitchen. $ 30 and more. Find details on cagreatamerica.com/events/winterfest.
Winter ice rink: 19 November-Jan. 2, Redwood Square, 230 S. Murphy Ave. Enjoy outdoor skating and holiday festivities in the heart of downtown Sunnyvale. Throughout the season there will be learn curling sessions, iHeart DJ nights and more. $ 5 to $ 20. citylinesunnyvale.com/icerink/
Walnut Creek on Ice: From December 10 to January 9, Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive. Also enjoy ice skating, an evening of family skating and some hockey events. $ 16 to $ 18. nutscreekonice.com/