Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Sacramento Downtown Plaza

Regular Hours |  Skating Sessions  |  Holiday Hours  |  Cost  | Group Reservations  | Weekly Theme Nights

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2014/2015 Ice Rink Information

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has a long history on The Kay. The rink was first established in 1991 by the City of Sacramento. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership assumed operation and management of the rink soon after with the goal of creating a signature holiday experience for the region. Downtown has been a holiday destination ever since. We can’t wait for you to join us out on the ice this season!

Regular Hours: November 7 – January 19

  • Monday-Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday –Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Closing Day – Monday, January 19: 10 am – 8 pm

Skating Sessions:

Sessions start when the rink opens and every 2 hours thereafter. (For example, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm.) Basically, if it is an even hour, a session is starting!  Skating sessions are 1 hour and 45 minutes. This may not sound like much, but its a long time on the ice, trust us!  When the session ends staff will clear the ice for 15 minutes while the Zamboni makes a sweep before the next session starts.

What happens if I arrive after a session already started?

No problem! As long as there’s still room on the ice, you’re welcome to join the session already underway for the remainder of the time. For example, if you arrive at 2:30, you’re welcome to join in the 2pm session already in progress for the remaining hour and fifteen minutes. Which just might be plenty of time for you and your group.
If you’d like to get your full 1 hour and 45 minutes, we recommend you purchase a wristband for the next session. You can go do some Christmas shopping, grab a drink and a bite, or simply hang out and watch the skaters until the next session starts.

Holiday Hours:

  • Veterans Day Holiday Nov. 11 | 10am – 8pm
  • Thanksgiving Week | 10am – 10pm
  • Thanksgiving Day | 10am – 6pm
  • Christmas Break | Dec. 15 – Jan. 2 | 10am – 10pm
  • Christmas Eve | 10am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day | Closed

  • New Year’s Eve | 10am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day | 10am – 10pm
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day | 10am – 8pm

General Info:

Admission: $8

Skate Rental: $2

Lockers, Gloves & Socks: $2

Children under 4: FREE admission and $2 Skate Rental


Parking is available on the street as well as at the neighboring parking garages. We will validate parking for the Downtown Plaza parking garages. The closest garage is located at the Downtown Plaza East Garage by 24 hour Fitness at 7th and K or the Downtown Plaza West Garage on L Street between 3rd and 4th.


The Sacramento Downtown Plaza Ice Rink is the perfect venue for your event this holiday season. Special rates are available for birthdays, school field trips, corporate events and private parties with advance reservation.

Group Reservations

For group reservations, please fill out our group reservation application or for more information call 916-442-8575.

Download the Application Here!

What’s next?

Once you download the application, be sure to complete it. Whether you are faxing it, emailing it, or mailing it, a DSPer will be contacting you to to confirm receipt of the application.  To place a hold on the date you specified, a 50% deposit will be required via cash, check or credit card. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call us at 442-8575.  

Weekly Theme Nights:

Mondays:  From 4:00 – Closing

Industry Night:  Employees of Downtown Bars or Restaurants will receive a complimentary skate rental simply by mentioning where they work.

TuesdaysFrom 4:00 – Closing

Date Night:  Guests show a receipt from a downtown restaurant to receive a complimentary skate rental

WednesdaysFrom 4:00 – Closing

Family Skate Night:  With every adult admission, one child under 12 gets in for free.

ThursdaysFrom 6:00 – Closing
Dress up and receive a complimentary skate rental.

DJ Theme Nights with 100.5 
-November 13: Hawaiian Luau
-November 20: KNCI Night
-November 27: No theme Night
-December 4: Pajama Day/Polar Express Day CANCELLED
-December 11: Disney Night CANCELLED
-December 18: Ugly Sweater Night
-January 1: Neon Night
-January 8: 80s Night
-January 15: Favorite Sports team

FridaysFrom 4:00 – Closing

My58 Fridays:  50% off skate rental

Calendar of Events

      • Friday, November 7th | Free Admission Day
      • Tuesday, November 11th Veteran’s Day | Free admission and skate rental with Military ID
      • Wednesday, November 12th | Outward Night/Drag Queens on Ice from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      • Saturday, December 6 | Canned Food and Toy Drive | Free skate rental with a canned food or toy donation from 10:00 am -2:00 pm
      • Friday, December 12 | Concert with the Yule Logs from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. For event details, call 442-8575.

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Fees : Admission $8 Skate Rental $2

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership
980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
F (916) 442-2053
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