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Top 25 ice skating rinks in the US & Canada



Photo by Carmel Christkindlmarkt in Indiana

At the turn of November, holiday music starts playing in stores, we start dreaming of piping hot cocoa, and ice skating season is upon us. Whether you’re looking for a pop-up rink at an outdoor festival, a year-round skate school, or an Olympic-trial venue where the best figure skaters compete, we have the icy details for you.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of skating rinks in the US and Canada that mention the word “ice” in reviews. We then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews.

USA

  1. Snoopy’s Home Ice – Redwood Empire Ice Arena – Santa Rosa, CA
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All of the employees are so welcoming and friendly. We went during public skating and a lot of locals were there. It truly felt like one big family. I saw kids helping other kids out with the buckets, other adults started chatting with me, etc. I felt like I went back in time!

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  1. Maggie Daley Park – Chicago Park District – Chicago, IL 
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What an amazing park with an amazing view of the city! It has lots of different activities from wall climbing to ice skating to picnic tables. It also has a bridge that connects to Millennium Park for very easy access!

– Yelper Maribel B 
  1. San Diego Ice Arena – San Diego, CA 
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We love the San Diego Ice Arena. Staff are great at teaching and my children have learned quickly. I like how they have plenty of teachers here and are able to divide up bigger classes into small groups, which aids learning. There is plenty of seating here and overall this is a perfect ice rink!

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  1. South Tahoe Ice Arena – South Lake Tahoe, CA
Photo by Yelper Sabrina B

This is one of our favorite stops when we are in South Tahoe. We can all skate with rentals for far less than around home (almost half price), it is not crowded, we always have an amazing time, and everyone we encounter is super nice.

Yelper Jennifer P 
  1. Quiet Waters Park – Annapolis, MD
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The park is still just as beautiful in the winter as in the summer. The ice skating rink is open until 9 PM most nights, when the rest of the park is closed.

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  1. Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park – Brookline, MA 
  2. Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square – Cambridge, MA 
  3. Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center – Indianapolis, IN 
  4. Johnny’s IceHouse East – Chicago, IL 
  5. Skatetown Ice Arena – Roseville, CA
  6. Carmel Christkindlmarkt – Carmel, IN 
  7. Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Plaza – Arlington, VA 
  8. Ice Den Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ 
  9. Winter Lodge – Palo Alto, CA
  10. The Gardens Ice House – Laurel, MD 
  11. Solar4America Ice at San Jose – San Jose, CA 
  12. AdventHealth Center Ice – Wesley Chapel, FL 
  13. Extreme Ice Center – Indian Trail, NC 
  14. Utah Olympic Oval – Salt Lake City, UT 
  15. City National Arena – Las Vegas, NV 
  16. Millennium Park Ice Rink – Chicago, IL 
  17. Howelsen Ice Complex – Steamboat Springs, CO 
  18. Nestlenook Farm Victorian Recreation Park – Jackson, NH 

CANADA

  1. Rideau Canal Skateway – Ottawa, ON 
  2. William Hawrelak Park – Edmonton, AB 

Find your local ice rink by making a search on Yelp.

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