Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink Celebrates 25th Year!

icerink_square_opendaily_generic-2The holidays are synonymous with cold weather, breaks from work and school, seasonal treats, and ice skating thanks to the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Downtown Commons (DOCO).

Celebrating its 25th year, the region’s oldest and most beloved ice rink is transforming the corner of 7th and K streets in Downtown Sacramento into a winter wonderland from November 4, 2016 through January 16, 2017.

Open daily in the heart of downtown and at the doorstep of Golden 1 Center in St. Rose of Lima Park, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is the perfect place to bring the family, a group of friends, or a special someone. This season will feature a host of special events including Princes Day, Train Day, Santa’s Village, 80s Day and the famed Drag Queens on Ice.

Downtown Sacramento Partnership has teamed up with Special Ice, the premier ice rink builder and supplier who previously managed the Roseville Galleria rink, to bring a few enhancements to the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink this year.

New this season, skate sessions are now all day long so skaters can choose how long they stay on the ice. Also, 150 new skates have been added to the rink, doubling the previous inventory. And, for those a little skate-shy, skate scooters are available for children 5 and under and new all-ages skate lessons led by professional instructors are offered Sunday mornings.

Additionally, revamped group packages and party space for birthdays, school trips and special events can be reserved in advanced. The footprint of the rink itself has also been extended so guests have more space to enjoy when taking a break from the ice.

Spend an afternoon, or two, on the ice followed by a walk around downtown exploring all the new and exciting happenings.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 6. The rink is open Monday-Thursday 2-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and, Sundays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Holiday hours vary.

Getting to the rink is easy with transit and parking resources provided by the City of Sacramento at Or, use Regional Transit and save your ticket stub for $2 off admission (same-day only).

Other seasonal discounts include $5 off with Western Health Advantage membership cards anytime and $2 off on Saturdays with the mention of My58 or Estrella TV while on-site from 12-4 p.m.

Discover how the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink can be a part of your holiday traditions by visiting