Z is for Zamboni: The Bay Area’s Coolest Ice Skating Rinks
In the Bay Area, a white Christmas is more likely to be one socked in with fog, and the closest we’ll get to an open skate on a frozen ponds is a vintage Christmas card. But just because the weather outside is not-so-frightful, doesn’t mean we can’t get our ice-skating fix. We’ve scoured the four corners of the bay for the best places to get your skate on. Click through the gallery to find out where to practice your figure eights.
Union Square Holiday Ice Rink, San Francisco
With the giant holiday tree aglow and the Macy’s window displays a’sparkling, this ice rink is a must-do this holiday season. Because it’s a smaller rink it is often quite busy, so it’s not the place for speed skaters. The very-new-to the sport might find it difficult to avoid being bumped around, so best for those who are steadier on their skates.
Dates: Nov. 6, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2014
Times: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., closes at 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Cost: $11/adults; $7/kids 8 and under. Skate rental: $5
Closures The rink has special events and can be rented for private parties. Check website.
photo credit: ralphman via creative commons flickr
Do you plan to take the kiddos out to skate? Where is your favorite spot to hit the ice?
– Amber Guetebier & Annie Sheldon