Where to Go Ice Skating in Orange County


One of the best things about Orange County is that the weather is mild year-round! This means that you can go to the beach or play in the snow in SoCal, possibly in the same day. When the weather gets hot in the summer, OC residents tend to flock indoors and will even cool off at local ice skating rinks. Check out this comprehensive list of ice skating rinks in Orange County offering open skating for the public. Most rinks are open year-round but sure to check their website for the most updated information.

Aliso Viejo Ice Palace
Nestled in Aliso Viejo near the Library and City Hall, AV Ice Palace is great for families and groups alike. This is a great choice for those who want to go skating in the evenings, where they stream music videos. You will be mesmerized by the Color Lights Show. Be sure to get some nachos at the snack bar.

Cost per person for skates & admission: $19

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Lake Forest Ice Palace
Located between Bake Pkwy and Lake Forest Drive near Foothill Ranch, the Lake Forest Ice Palace caters more towards skaters and hockey players than to the public. All of their current open skating times are in the afternoon, but they all include a free lesson held at every session.

Cost per person for skates & admission: $12 + enrollment into Ice Palace Membership

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The Rinks Anaheim Ice
The official ice rink of the Anaheim Ducks, the Rink is centrally located in Anaheim. With a focus on hockey leagues, the Rinks is a great place to start your hockey career.

Cost per person for skates & admission: ranges from $6 for kids to $13 for adults

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The Rinks Yorba Linda
A smaller version of the Rinks Anaheim Ice, the Rinks Yorba Linda is a great place for parties and group events as well as skating classes and high school hockey. Also offering Broom Ball, the Rinks is the ideal place to get your feet wet (no pun intended) with anything ice-related.

Cost per person for skates & admission: Call to find out

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The Rinks Westminster
Another Rinks franchise located in North Orange County, The Rinks Westminster offers public skating, skating lessons, curling lessons, and hockey lessons and leagues.

Cost per person for skates & admission: Call to find out

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KHS Ice Arena
A great place for the amateur skater, admission includes skate rentals and is open to all ages and skill levels. KHS is located in Anaheim, California and offers pickup hockey, league hockey, Broom Ball, public skating/freestyle, skating lessons, birthday parties, and more.

Cost per person for skates & admission: $10 or $90 for 10 sessions

Open seasonally (check website for dates)

Chill: Ice Rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center
Open October-February, CHILL is located at the foot of the ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum. A small but family-friendly rink, this can be a convenient stop for those shopping.

Cost per person for skates & admission: $19

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Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink at Downtown Disney
Disney lovers unite! Olaf from FROZEN brings us an Ice Rink during the winter. Located in Downtown Disney near the Disney hotel, it is sure to delight both Disney lovers and tourists alike. There are also discounts for military, passholders, and Hotel guests. Admission gets you 90 minutes of skating time. This rink is open through the end of February.

Cost per person for skates & admission: $17 for adults, $15 for kids

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Holidays On Ice Mission Viejo
A small indoor rink, the Holidays on Ice Mission Viejo Rink is open to the public during the holiday season (roughly November-February). The Rink is located in the parking lot of the Shops at Mission Viejo. One time admission will get you in for the whole day, in case you need a snack or shopping break.

Cost per person for skates & admission: Call to find out

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Orange County Great Park
Located in Irvine, the Great Park offers ice skating during the winter. Check their website for times and pricing.

Cost per person for skates & admission: Call to find out

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Have you been ice skating one too many times and want to try something different? Each of the above rinks offers different sports such as Broom Ball, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, and more. Check out their offerings on their respective websites, and have a blast on the ice!

Author Aimee Engebretson considers herself an expert ice skater and loves to skate at the Ice Palaces in Lake Forest and Aliso Viejo. She has been living in Orange County for nearly 25 years.

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