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The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines will open with a special ceremony to “break the ice” and kick off the holiday ice skating season with a special performance of “A Whole New World,” by Bay Area native Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Isabelle McCalla (Jasmine) from Disney’s ALADDIN, ice skating performances and other special guest appearances.
Ice Rink Birthday Celebration | Friday, November 3, 2017 | 10 a.m.—11:30 p.m.
To commemorate ten years of outdoor skating at the quintessential San Francisco location, Willy Bietak Productions invites residents and visitors of San Francisco to an all-day celebration featuring free ice skating, performances, baloon artists, face painters and birthday treats! Complimentary admission and skate rental will be available from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3. The celebration will include performances by some of San Francisco’s favorite arts organizations.
*Free skating slots subject to availability.
Arabian Nights: Disney’s ALADDIN theme skate | Every Wednesday | 6—7:30 p.m. and 8—9:30 p.m.
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines is excited to announce “Arabian Nights”, Disney’s ALADDIN-themed skate sessions every Wednesday this holiday season. Guests will imagine themselves on a magic carpet ride as this unique new event will feature special purple rink lighting and music from the ALADDIN Original Broadway Cast Recording.
LEARN TO SKATE presented by Kaiser Permanente Every Saturday and Sunday 8:30 - 9:30AM
Kaiser Permanente invites skaters with little to no experience to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance. Space is limited to 50 participants per day. Sign up at https://www.unionsquareicerink.com.
Flashback Fridays presented by iHeart80s @ 103.7 | Friday, November 10, 2017; Friday, December 8, 2017; Friday, January 12, 2018 | 6—7:30 p.m. and 8—9:30 p.m.
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines celebrates a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite decade—the ‘80s—at “Flashback Fridays.” On the second Friday of each month, these special sessions feature iHeart80s @ 103.7 personalities on-hand spinning hits by Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lionel Richie, and more! Skaters are encouraged to don their favorite legwarmers and unitard, and come party at this totally tubular event!
MACY'S 28th Annual Great Tree Lighting Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, November 24th 6:00 - 7:30PM
DRAG QUEENS ON ICE Thursday, December 7th 8:00 - 9:30PM
SILENT NIGHT SKATE PARTY Thursday, December 14th 6:00 - 7:30 and 8:00 - 9:30PM
POLAR BEAR SKATE: SAN FRANCISCO EDITION Monday, January 1st 2:00 - 3:30PM
Visit our website at: http://unionsquareicerink.com/
If the desired session is sold out online, additional tickets for each session are available at the Box Office the day of. The Box Office opens daily at 9:45am. Available tickets for you desired session are not guaranteed.
If the desired session is not listed, that session has Special Event status. Please check our main web page listed above for information on these events.
Ice Skating Session Times:
10:00am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:30pm
8:00pm – 9:30pm
10:00pm – 11:30pm
Lace up your skates and join us at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines!
A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines offers fun-seekers of all ages a magical adventure beginning on November 1, 2017. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza surrounded by festive lights and the sights and sounds of the season. Novices and naturals, alike, will love the outdoor ice skating experience in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.
We look forward to gliding with you at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines.
Figure and hockey skate sizes range from toddler’s size 8 to adult’s size 15. You may also bring your own ice skates.
Rent a Skate Helper for $6. For beginning skaters under 4 feet tall (48”) we offer Skate Helpers, penguin-looking tools that glide with the skater along the ice and help with balance and control. For safety considerations Skate Helpers are rented at the discretion of Rink Management. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and push the Skate Helper by themselves.
LOCKERS AND CONVENIENCES
Lockers may be rented for $3 and are large enough to hold a couple of pairs of shoes, a medium-size handbag and a few small purchases.
Bathrooms are located in the Union Square Parking Garage. Since skates may not be worn outside of the ice rink, we recommend you use the facilities before skating.
We remain open in light to moderate rain but may close in heavy and sustained rain at the discretion of Ice Rink management. No refunds or rain checks will be issued for tickets purchased at the door, but rain checks will be honored for tickets purchased online in advance.
WHAT TO WEAR
As with most activities in San Francisco, the key to comfortable ice skating in Union Square is to wear layers; the temperature on the ice may range from chilly to warm, depending on the time of day, the number of skaters and the amount of energy one exerts. Mittens and hats always help. We do sell both mittens and socks if you need them.