Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink Now Open for Holiday Season
(Nov. 1, 2019) — The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Dignity Health opened for the season on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 7th and K streets in the heart of downtown Sacramento. Open daily through Monday, January 20, 2020, the 28th season of the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink offers visitors an enhanced skating experience with an array of exciting special events more than ever before.
“The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink brings the community together every holiday season,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “This really is the ultimate downtown experience!”
Sacramento City officials, Sacramento Kings mascot Slamson, Sacramento River Cats mascot Dinger, and others celebrated the official opening of the Ice Rink with a special ribbon-cutting celebration. Following, third-grade students from William Land Elementary took to the ice for a free skate session courtesy of Dignity Health before the rink opened to the public.
“Dignity Health is delighted to be partnering once again with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership on the Downtown Ice Rink”, said Laurie Harting, president of the Dignity Health Sacramento Division. “The Ice Rink provides a unique opportunity for families, friends, co-workers, and children to come together over the next few months to skate, catch up over a warm beverage, take a break from busy schedules, share a laugh, and just be together. We believe that deliberate, meaningful human interaction is critical to our health and to the health of our community, and we couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”
Ice Rink hours and pricing:
General admission is $13 and always just $6 for children 6 and under. Skating admission includes skate rental, sizes run as small as 8 youth. Skaters can enjoy the rink from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Find information about holiday hours and pricing at www.GoDowntownSac.com/icerink.
Special events and activations lineup:
The ice rink will host a variety of exciting events and activations perfect for enjoying the holiday season.
Princess & Superhero Day: 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
The 4th annual Princess & Superhero day, presented by SacRT, returns to the Ice Rink as Disney On Ice takes over Golden 1 Center nearby. Skaters of all ages are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princess or superhero and can expect visits from special guests, face painting, and more.
Crafting Kindness: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12
Presented by Dignity Health, celebrate Sacramento’s growing art scene by participating in the production of a community art piece at the Ice Rink. Join Capital City Beads, Nicole Alvarez, and more for a hands-on workshop to create unique snowflake ornaments to share with friends and family and skate into the week.
Veterans Day: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11
Downtown Sac is celebrating the men and women in uniform this Veterans Day. Active Military and Veterans skate free all day (with valid military ID).
Skate with Republic FC: 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
Presented by Sacramento Republic FC, share your passion for the latest MLS team with season ticket holders, supporters and the community for a fun, family-friendly afternoon of skating from the first to the final whistle.
Drag Queens on Ice: 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
Get ready for a spectacular show with Sacramento’s most colorful drag personalities at Drag Queens on Ice, presented by Outword Magazine. A special event benefiting LGBTQ community organizations, don’t miss this fan-favorite evening filled with laughter and lipstick!
Skate It Forward: 2 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3
Skate it forward on #GivingTuesday at the Ice Rink. All admissions and suggested donations will benefit Self Help Housing.
DOCO Disco: 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
Glide, twirl and spin to your favorite tunes when DOCO (Downtown Commons) brings silent disco to the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink!
Grinch Day: 12– 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
Join Xfinity for a free skating in a “Who-liday” Wonderland! Be one of the first 300 skaters and you’ll not only skate for free, but also pick up exclusive green earmuffs and a hot beverage courtesy of Xfinity.
Kids Day: 12– 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
Kick off the holiday season with the Sacramento Kings and kid-favorite, Slamson! Bring the family out, Sacramento Kings Kids Club All-Star members skate free.
Ugly Sweater Party: 6– 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22
Join H.O.F. is Better to kick off the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl. Wear your ugliest sweater and receive $2 off skating.
Sports Day: 12– 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5
Presented by Western Health Advantage, wear a jersey, other clothing, and/or some accessories of your favorite sports team and take a spin on the ice.
- Every Day | Free skate for Sacramento Kings Kids Club members
- Every Day | $5 off with Western Health Advantage ID card
- Every Day | $5 off with same-day receipt from DOCO
- Every Day | $2 off with same-day Sac RT bus or light rail ticket
For more information about the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink or to book a group reservation, visit www.GoDowntownSac.com/icerink and join the conversation using #DowntownSac.
For Ice Rink news and weather updates, follow on social media:
- Facebook– com/DowntownSacramentoIceRink
- Twitter– @DowntownIceRink
- Instagram – @DowntownSac
Produced by Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has been a family-friendly tradition since 1991, attracting more than 40,000 skaters annually. The 2019-2020 Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink season is presented by Dignity Health with support from Western Health Advantage, Xfinity, Sacramento Kings, Downtown Commons, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Sacramento Republic FC, and more.
Getting here early and staying late:
The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has partnered with Sac RT to encourage guests to take light rail to and from downtown. Skaters can also reserve nearby parking using SacPark.org. For information about getting around downtown, visit GoDowntownSac.com/get-around.