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Ice Skating & Local Snow Directory


(Please check websites for accuracy)


Indoor Ice Skating

Icetown in Carlsbad: 2283 Cosmos Court, Carlsbad 92011 (760) 893-8219 Visit 

Iceoplex in Escondido: 555 N. Tulip, Escondido 92025 (760) 489-5550  Visit 

UTC Ice Sports Center in UTC Plaza 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, SD 92122 (858) 452-9110  Visit


Outdoor Ice Skating and Snow Fun

Frozen Fairgrounds (new) ice rink at Del Mar Fairgrounds | 

San Diego Botanic Garden Snow Days  | 

Skating at Poway Park  | 

Sycuan’s Fantasy On Ice at Horton Plaza | 

Skating By the Sea – Hotel Del Coronado  | 

Viejas Outlet Center across from Viejas Casino  | 

Otay Ranch Ice Rink at Otay Ranch Town Center |

SeaWorld – Snow hill and sled rides from Dec 17,  | 


Frozen Fairgrounds Ice Rink and NHL Ice Hokey Rink

Skate, play and chill through the holidays at the largest holiday ice skating rink in San Diego. The NHL Hockey Rink is the first full size outdoor ice hockey rink in the history of San Diego.  Visit 


Viejas Outlet Center Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Viejas ice skating rink in Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. They serve hot cocoa, pizza, and popcorn. This rink is bigger than Rockefeller Center in New York City! Don’t forget about the awesome shopping you can do at the Outlet Center while the kid are ice skating!  Visit


Sycuan’s Fantasy On Ice: A Cool Way to Help Kids  

Sycuan and Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary have teamed up to present Fantasy on Ice through January 3 at the new ice rink at Horton Plaza. Every day, throughout the holidays, enjoy special holiday events and activities.  Visit 


Hotel del Coronado Skating by the Sea 

Hotel Del is Celebrating the 13th year of Skating by the Sea. Skating by the Sea is a unique Southern California experience with an outdoor ice skating rink overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn is transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.   Visit


Poway Community Park- Snow Hill and Winterfest

January 13-14

Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before at Poway Community Park. Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down snow hill; smell roasted marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores and experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink.  Visit


WinterFest – Orange County Fair and Event Center

December 16-January 1

California’s largest winter experience! Giant wonderland has a full outdoor ice rink, 130-foot six-lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, new play park with real snow, photos on the world’s largest rocking horse, strolling carolers, visits in the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Festival of Lights walk-through light show with more than two million sparkling lights.


San Diego is a paradise with perfect year-round weather, but when it rains, there is magic that happens in the mountain areas of San Diego’s East County.  

Cuyamaca Peak/Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

(52 mi northeast of SD)



(60 mi northeast of SD)


Palomar Mountain State Park

(77 mi northeast of SD)


Laguna Mountain/Sunrise Highway

(55 mi east of SD)


Pine Creek Wilderness

(68 miles east of SD)


Just a little northeast from San Diego, in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties, you will find more snow for tubing, sledding, and skiing at Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear (Snow Valley, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, Rim Nordic, and Snow Resort Weather), Running Springs, Idyllwild, Mount San Jacinto State Park (via Palm Springs Aerial Tramway), Mt. Baldy, Mountain High/Wrightwood and Frazier Park/Mt. Pinos. Of course, even more north you’ll find slopes at Mammoth Mountain, June Lake, and Lake Tahoe. Here below is a photo of the Julian Church.

Santa’s Village in Skyforest –reopen after 20 years! San Bernardino Mtns. 


Snow Valley Mountain Resort Snow Play Area – Running Springs


Snow Drift Tubing Park – Running Springs


Big Bear Snow Play


Big Bear – Snow Summit 


Mammoth Mountain 


June Mountain 


Lake Tahoe