Outdoor and indoor ice rinks in San Francisco and the Bay Area

LostinSF has selected rinks to skate on, in San Francisco and the Bay area. This holiday season, enjoy skating in SF with a view onto the historic Ferry building or under the most famous SF Christmas tree.



Of course, you can ice skate all year long. But Holiday Season adds its own touch with beautiful outdoor ice rinks. And in San Francisco and around, Holiday Season starts as early as beginning of November. Let's go for 2 months of fun.




Our favorite outdoor skate rink. We love the view onto the historic Ferry Building. It's large enough for the triple axel, it's easy to park, it's affordable and...very very popular.

Enjoy the magic!

November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Open Sunday - Thursday, 10am - 9:30 pm 

Friday and Saturday, 10am - 11:30 pm

Closed for private parties on several dates and sessions, check the website !

90 minute sessions starting on every even hour for $7 to $12 upon days and age, add $5 for skate rental

Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero Center across the Ferry Building.

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Fancy skating under the most popular Christmas tree of San Francisco? Not as big as the one on Embarcadero, a little bit more expansive, it's still a very popular ice rink, especially if your crew is tired of  shopping and asks for a break! And warm up with a hot chocolate afterwards...

Open fron November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018

Open Monday - Sunday, 10am - 11:30 pm

Closed for private parties on several dates and sessions, check the website !

90 minute sessions every even hour for $13 to $18, including skate rental. 

Tip! To avoid the wait, you can purchase your tickets online.

Union Square en plein coeur du Financial District.




It's been 10 years already since Union Square turned itself into a great outdoor ice rink to celebrate Holidays as if Winter really happened in San Francisco. On November 3, 2017, free admission day to start this 10th season. Event details





Need private lessons to impress the crowd with a triple axel or a hockey stick? Check out the only year-round, largest and heated ice skating rink in San Francisco. You can hire a coach, get lessons, and ice skate indoor without getting frozen.

Open everyday, check the schedule for public skating

Price from $7 to $12 (skate rental $4)

Yerba Buena Center, 750 Folsom Street, San Francisco





Click here to get the complete list of the ice rinks, most of them being indoor locations.



For the outdoor ice rinks, open for Holiday Season, we also know...


... the very charming one in Walnut Creek  Walnut Creek on Ice.


... the one in San Jose, round-shaped with palmtrees as center pilars. Downtown Ice




... the one in San Rafael, only by reputation. It is located at the

San Rafael's Northgate Mall. Last year, the Marin Mommies sounded pretty enthusiastic about it, so let's trust them. Click here to read their comments.


... in Alameda, we already knew and enjoyed the view, the kite, the flea market... let's try ''The little ice rink'' from November 3, 2017 to January 15, 2018.