ice skate walnut creek


Ice Skate Rink Walnut Creek on Ice, Walnut Creek California

November 2010 - January 2011

Walnut Creek--There's something special about chilly days, cool nights and events such as skating on ice.

Location: Civic Park, Clay Arts parking lot, 1365 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, Ca. 


Usually event dates mid-November to mid or late January. Open 7 Days a Week, this ice skating holiday rink is an affordable way to have fun. Operating daily from 10 a.m. (11 a.m. on Sundays), for around $15 you can get geared up with a pair of rental ice skates and rink time. This is but one of the many holiday ice skate rinks in California.


Walnut Creek, Calif.-- Walnut Creek rarely sees snow, and ice is not prevalent in this East Bay San Francisco location. But once a year the ice bed is set, the freezing units turned on and the rink opens around early November for an ice skating extravaganza. Walnut Creek on Ice is the annual event that makes dreams come true.


Hours & prices subject to change:

Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm;  Friday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Special Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve 11 am - 6pm  /  Christmas Day 11 am - 6pm
New Year's Eve 11 am - 8 pm  /  New Year's Day 11 am - 11 pm

Admission Rates
Monday - Thursday $11; Friday till 5 pm $11; Friday after 5 pm $15; Saturday - Sunday $15
Holiday Rates
November 23 - 28 $15  /  December 22 - January 1 $15

Looking for a unique venue for a Holiday Party, Customer Appreciation event or a celebration of any kind? Consider having it at Downtown Walnut Creek on Ice. Call for details at 925.935.7669 and book early as dates and times are limited!


From tiny tots to senior adults, local residents to tourists, Walnut Creek proudly hosts this once-a-year event that gets people out in the fresh air, gliding on ice. You don't have to know how to ice skate at the rink. The levels of skating range from complete beginner to some fancy steppers. Some of the local ice skate competitors come out for the opening for festive moves to wow the crowd.


Local council members from Walnut Creek and of course, the mayor, come out to cut a ribbon on the grand opening of the big event, which delights the community to have as an attraction tied to other holiday spirit events such as a tree lighting.


When visiting Walnut Creek, you'll discover the city is an interesting place, and quite enjoyable during the holidays. Shopping includes privately owned, small business, chain stores and a large selection of great restaurants.


Where to stay: We can't resist checking out the Renaissance Clubsport Walnut Creek Hotel, a new concept in hotel accommodations that combines sports activities and lodging. Wow! How many of us have waited for this to come about? We have! Another really popular hotel in Walnut Creek (and everywhere else in California) is Embassy Suites. Embassy Suites are known to be built in atrium style and this one is true to form. It offers that famous free breakfast that people love and a swimming pool. Other options include a nice Marriott, Holiday Inn and several affordable Walnut Creek Hotels.


If you are traveling, there are other outdoor ice skating rinks in California ranging from San Jose and San Francisco to Hotel del Coronado's outdoor rink in San Diego's Coronado Island.

Food & Restaurants - California Pizza Kitchen (925) 938-0720; Cathy Jean (925) 280-8019; Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop & Cafe (925) 933-4995; P.F. Chang's China Bistro (925) 979-9070; See's Candies (925) 934-8922; Starbucks Coffee (925) 937-1377


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