California Ice Skating


San Francisco, CA Union Square on Ice

"Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square"

November 3, 2021-January 17, 2022, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily

Union Square Park
333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
$18; $13 age 8 years & under, skates included
(415) 781-2688

(closes at 9:30 p.m. on  December 31, 2021)

Special Events

  • OPENING CELEBRATION Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 9:30-10 a.m. Special ice performances and local celebrities!
  • LEARN TO SKATE Every Saturday & Sunday 8-9 a.m. (except Dec.25 & Jan.1). Lessons are free (including skate rental) to 50 participants who sign up first.
  • FLASHBACK FRIDAYS November 12, December 10, 2021 & January 14, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. iHeart80s @ 103.7 personalities spin tunes.
  • DRAG QUEENS ON ICE Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • SILENT SKATE PARTY Thursday, December 9, 2021, 7 & 8:30 p.m. sessions. Headphones provided; choose one of three stations to listen to as you skate.
  • POLAR BEAR SKATE Saturday, January 1, 2022, 2:30-3:30 p.m. In San Francisco's version of a Canadian tradition, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and ring in the New Year in their chicest, wildest, and most inventive beach attire in hopes of walking away with prizes, awarded on theme, originality and overall appearance. 

Since 2008, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square has delighted children and adults with a holiday-themed ice park in San Francisco's Union Square. Located on the corner of Geary & Powell in the heart of Union Square, the holiday ice rink is a popular holiday tradition that begins after Halloween and extends well into the new year. Because of its Union Square location, there's plenty of shopping for the holidays and afterward when visitors and locals expect to see fantastic sales events.

A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

Hotels nearby include Handlery Union Square Hotel, Sir Francis Drake, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Westin San Francisco Market Street, Palomar San Francisco, and Hotel Mark Twain. See all San Francisco hotels, including the fabulous Ritz-Carlton.

Santa Monica-based Willy Bietak Productions ( is a full-service company specializing in the development and production of high-quality family entertainment. With a staff of award-winning designers, directors, choreographers and musical arrangers - backed by a talented management team - Willy Bietak Productions conceives, packages and tours international entertainment spectaculars.

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco, including Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. The system includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, golf courses, sports fields and numerous small-to-medium-sized clubhouses that offer a variety of sports- and arts-related recreation programs for people of all ages. Included in the Department's responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced. In 2017, San Francisco became the first and only city in the nation where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk, a direct result of the Department's commitment to increasing and improving parkland in the city.

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