San Diego won’t be blanketed in snowflakes for the holidays––but snow what!––we can still have a ball with the festivities of the winter season by donning our mittens and bundling up to ice skate! Whether you opt to skate by the sea or under the stars, your little snow angels will delight in gliding across the rink and warming up afterwards with some hot cocoa. Scroll through our slideshow for the edge on where to lace up this season.

Skating by the Sea

An unbeatable beach backdrop, palm trees and pirouettes are what you’ll find as this regal resort transforms their back lawn (Windsor that is) into a stunning skating rink for the holiday season. Known for the cotton candy sunsets and attention to detail, where else in the world can you glide across the ice, in a warm breeze, with a golden sandy beach just steps away?

Insider’s Tip: Pre-purchase tickets to avoid long lines (it gets crowded). Plus try the rink-side hot cocoa (worth it!)

Dates: Nov. 23-Jan. 1, times vary by day
Cost: $30/person includes rental

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, Ca
619-522-8490
Online: hoteldel.com

photo: Hotel Del Coronado

Where will you be ice skating this winter? Tell us in the comments below.

—Nikki Walsh