hotel-del ice rink


Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA

 through January 3, 2010


San Diego - Coronado: California Christmas Events

Skating by The Sea holiday ice rink on the beach at Hotel del Coronado is one big, icy treat. Kids skate in their shorts and tees as the days are sunny and warm. But out on the ice it's a chilly frozen slice, mounted on a platform above the sand. A unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Del’s 10,000-square-foot Windsor Lawn next to the sand transforms the ice rink into a holiday beach setting. Holiday music will fill the air and guests can purchase hot chocolate and libations. Hotel guests and visitors (public) can enjoy this ice skating attraction.

~ November 25 - December 18 ~
daily: 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 9pm
weekend & holiday matinee: 11am - 1pm

~ December 19 - January 3 ~
daily: 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 9pm
daily matinee: 11am - 1pm

Three-hour sessions cost $20* for adults and $15* for kids (ages 10 years and under); two-hour matinee sessions cost $15* for adults and $10* for kids (ages 10 years and under). Skate rental is $5 per person.

A portion of the 2009 skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

*The matinee session in the only 2-hour session. Must pay for entire session regardless of time spent skating.

From the opulent buffets at Coronado Island's Hotel del Coronado to the hotel lighting, San Diego doesn't let up with holiday fun to keep you on the run.  Annually the hotel is lit with thousands of lights, a tradition originating from the hotel's claim as one of the first hotel properties with electricity.

Skating by The Sea began in 2004 as a unique Southern California experience overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous ice skating rinks in California but this Coronado Island is probably the southernmost outdoor rink at the beach, and it is not without challenges.  One challenge in building outdoor ice rinks in Southern California is getting the water to freeze. It takes some time to get it going as the sun beats, providing challenges. But once the ice is solid and you can skate, the fun never stops.

Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA.  Call: 800 Hotel Del or  (619) 435-6611

In addition to the skate zone, enjoy the Holiday Festival.  The Del will feature a special event for the whole family - Holiday Festival…A Family Celebration. In addition to the outdoor ice-rink, kids of all ages can visit with St. Nick and his elves at Santa’s Village and enjoy holiday booths with games and prizes. The resort’s 100,000 twinkling white lights will provide a magical backdrop for the evening’s festivities. There are numerous holiday events throughout the season at Hotel del Coronado. Look at the map below to see the location.





San Diego Hotels


Save on Tickets

Discount SeaWorld tickets

Discount San Diego Zoo tickets

Discount Legoland California tickets

Discount Disneyland Tickets