Hit the ice this season and skate into the holidays at one of these fun, festive holiday ice rinks around the Bay Area. Prices and Holiday hours vary, so be sure to check websites for up to the minute information. Safe and happy skating!

San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center has hosted an outdoor ice rink at Justin Herman Plaza for nearly two decades. Conveniently located just across the street from San Francisco’s treasured Ferry Building, the Embarcadero Ice Skating Rink is open through January 8, 2012 for 90-minute sessions Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 11:30 pm.
Adults: $9
Children under 11: $5.50
Seniors: $5.50
After 6pm: +$0.50

Leave your heart in the heart of San Francisco. Union Square is perhaps on of the country’s most beautiful and festive holiday shopping neighborhoods. There’s no sweeter San Francisco holiday experience than skating past the giant Union Square Christmas Tree as cable cars ding by. While you’re in this famous holiday mecca, check out our Favorite Shopping in Union Square. The rink is open now through January 16, 2012 from 10 am to 11:30 pm (it closes at 9:30 pm on December 31).
Adults: $10
Children under 9: $6
Skate rental: $5

Open now through Jan. 16, 2012, Walnut Creek celebrates seven years of fun and festive outdoor holiday skating. Tuesdays are family night, only $25 for a family of up to six people, and private parties and lessons are available. Check the website for scheduling and pricing.
Weekdays: $11
Weekend: $15

Looking for good skatin’ ice in the East Bay? The Oakland Ice Center provides public ice skating, skating lessons, birthday parties and more.
Adults: $9
Children under 12: $7.50
Seniors: $7.50
Skate Rental: $4

Downtown Ice at the Circle of Palms in Downtown San Jose offers a gorgeous holiday ice rink and festive environment for the whole family. Hop onto the icy 8,100 square-foot skating rink decorated with over 30 stately, lighted palms. Open now through Jan. 29, 2012, most days from 5pm-10pm, opening at noon and closing at midnight on weekends. Check the website for special holiday hours.
Adults: $15
Children under 13: $13
Includes skate rental