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Skate away on one of San Diego's outdoor ice rinks this holiday season

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 17:10:41-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego’s sunny climate doesn’t lend itself to skiing and snowboard, but families have several stunning options for outdoor ice skating during the holidays.

Whether you prefer to stay indoors at one of the region’s established ice rinks or enjoy open skies, 10News has you covered.

Check out our list of holiday ice skating rinks around San Diego County.


Skating by the Sea
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
November 22 - January 5
Where else can glide along the ice right next to the surf? This rink at the Hotel del Coronado’s Windsor Lawn is built every holiday season. Part of your admission supports San Diego’s Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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Salvation Army Kroc Center
6845 University Ave, Rolando
This rink will have special holiday skating sessions at an affordable price in December.
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Rady Children's Ice Rink
2875 Dewey Road, Liberty Station
November 14 - January 5
Enjoy a quick bite at Liberty Public Market then burn off the calories with a night of ice skating at this outdoor rink. Look for the set-up across from The Lot movie theatre.
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San Diego Ice Arena
11048 Ice Skate Place, Mira Mesa
Take part in one of the public skating sessions or book tickets for the “Christmas in Candyland” show Dec. 14.
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UTC Ice Sports Center
4545 La Jolla Village Dr., University City
Work up an appetite at this ice rink in University Town Center: you’re just steps away from restaurants.
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555 N Tulip St., Escondido
Bring as many friends as you want to San Diego County’s largest ice skating facility. There are two Olympic-sized rinks to accommodate a crowd.
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Viejas Casino & Resort
5003 Willows Road, Alpine
November 1 - January 31
The largest outdoor ice rink in Southern California also has holiday lights, entertainment and a seasonal water show. Season passes are available if you plan to go often.
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