Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink Celebrates 30th Season
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 2, 2022) – Now in its 30th season, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Dignity Health will open on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 7th and K streets in the heart of downtown Sacramento. To celebrate the kick-off, elected officials, community leaders, and valued partners will participate in a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. that day. Following the short and spirited ceremony, the ice rink opens to the public with a reduced $2 Opening Day admission.
“The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink brings the community together every holiday season,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “We are beyond excited to bring this family-favorite winter tradition back this year.”
Centrally located in downtown just steps away from popular retail shops, eateries, and the iconic Golden 1 Center, the outdoor Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is open Tuesdays through Sundays with its final day on Monday, January 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
Additionally, a series of exciting events and activations are planned for the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, offering a variety of ways to enjoy the holiday season.
Special events and activations lineup:
- Opening Day: 2 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9
On Opening Day, visitors can skate freshly made ice and join Downtown Sacramento Partnership and valued partners in kicking off the season; reduced admission is $2.
- Veterans Day: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11
Downtown Sacramento is celebrating the men and women in uniform this Veterans Day. Active military and veterans skate FREE all day (with valid military ID).
- Princesses & Superheroes Day: 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12
The annual Princesses & Superheroes Day returns to the Ice Rink when skaters of all ages are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princess or superhero and can expect visits from special guests, enjoy face painting, and more.
- Every Day I $2 off with same-day Sac RT bus or light rail ticket
- Every Day I $5 off with a receipt for same-day purchase from a DOCO business
- Every Day I $5 off with Western Health Advantage ID card
- Every Day | Free skate for active military or veterans with valid military ID
- Every Day | Free skate for Sacramento Kings Kids Club All-Star members
Ice Rink hours and pricing:
General admission is $15 and $8 for children ages 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. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays (weather permitting).
Additionally, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is partnering with local businesses to offer additional discounts at restaurants, bars and shops when customers show their Ice Rink wristband. The list of participating locations and the discounts is available here.
Getting here early and staying late:
The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has partnered with Sacramento Regional Transit 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.
For more information about the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, special holiday hours, or to book a group reservation, visit www.GoDowntownSac.com/icerink and join the conversation using #DowntownSac.
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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 2022-2023 Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink season is presented by Dignity Health with support from Western Health Advantage, Xfinity, Downtown Commons (DOCO), Sacramento Kings, Republic Services, MarketOne Builders, Lincoln Property Company, Residence Inn, FOX40, iHeart Media, and more.