While Orange County may not see snow in the winter, it doesn't hold back on offering incredible outdoor ice skating opportunities! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie seeking a delightful outing, embrace the enchantment of gliding across the ice in sunny Southern California.



OC Ice Rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center - Irvine

Skate beneath the stars at the Irvine Spectrum Center all season long amidst a lively atmosphere. Enjoy post-skating activities like the nightly tree lighting, featuring a spectacular 75-foot tree with a stunning light show every 30 minutes from 5 pm onwards. Group rentals and private parties are available for an exclusive experience.



Santa Ana Winter Village in Santa Ana winter activities

Santa Ana Winter Village - Santa Ana

This winter village boasts an outdoor ice-skating rink, live entertainment, holiday shopping, local food trucks, and more. Secure your advance tickets for Santa Ana Winter Village and ice skating.



Pasea Hotel and Spa oceanside ice skating rink
The Ice Rink at Pasea Hotel & Spa - Huntington Beach

This oceanfront ice skating rink is one for the books! Pasea Hotel & Spa is offering reserved fire pit spots, themed nights, holiday cocktails, and oceanfront skating experiences. Explore the details for Pasea Hotel & Spa ice skating in advance.



Winterfest OC 2023 winter activities & ice skating

Winter Fest OC - Costa Mesa

Explore a transformed winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, dazzling lights, and numerous activities. From ice skating under the stars to a 150-foot ice tubing slide, carnival rides, food, drinks, holiday markets, and more. Advance tickets are recommended for Winter Fest OC ice skating and activities.



Rudolph’s Rink - Mission Viejo 

Open for a limited time during Santa's Village at Civic Center Plaza, Rudolph's Rink in Mission Viejo is fun for all ages. Enjoy the holiday ambiance and skate during the designated 40-minute sessions. Check hours beforehand due to limited skating hours.



Winter Ice Skating near Anaheim, CA

Fire & Ice Festival - Newport Beach

Revel in the enchantment of the season at the Fire & Ice Festival when the bayside oasis transforms into a winter wonderland boasting one of Orange County's most picturesque outdoor ice skating rinks, adorned with festive lights and brimming with heartwarming holiday experiences. 



Winterscape - San Juan Capistrano

Don’t miss San Juan Capistrano's Winterscape Holiday Festival at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park from December 10th to the 23rd. In addition to ice skating, guests can try their hand at ice curling, enjoy live music, snap pictures with Santa and so much more! With fantastic local food vendors and a full bar, this is the deal for outings with friends of all ages.


Tips for a Great Skating Experience:

  • Check Schedule and Prices: Verify the rinks' schedules and admission fees, especially during peak times and holidays.
  • Dress Warmly: Even in Southern California, it can get chilly on the ice. Wear layers and don't forget gloves and thick socks.
  • Book in Advance: Consider making reservations, especially for busy days or if you're visiting with a group.
  • Take Lessons: If you're new to skating, lessons can make your experience more enjoyable and help you gain confidence on the ice.


Whether you're twirling on the ice or simply enjoying the company of loved ones, Orange County's ice skating spots offer a delightful way to celebrate the season. But if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, grab a hot cocoa and skate under the stars with these outdoor ice skating rinks in and around Orange County. Lace-up your skates and glide into the winter wonderland of Southern California! Here we go!


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