Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has been a seasonal landmark on The Kay for over 20 years, providing a playful escape into a winter wonderland for kids and adults alike. The City of Sacramento established the rink back in 1991 and soon after the Downtown Sacramento Partnership assumed operation and management of the rink with the goal of creating a signature holiday experience for the region.

Situated in the heart of Downtown, at the doorstep of the Golden 1 Center in St. Rose of Lima Park, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Downtown Commons is a treasured #URBANholiday destination for outdoor skating and a launching pad for exploring the ever-booming central city.

The seasonal ice rink is open annually from November to January and conveniently provides skate and locker rentals on site. The rink is also available for group reservations, whether you’re hosting a birthday party, school field trip, office party, charity event or festive activity for a group of friends. Let the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink bring some #URBANholiday fun to your winter traditions!


Sessions start when the rink opens and every 2 hours thereafter. (For example, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.) 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 2 p.m. 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.

Skate Sizes

We have close to 300 skates ranging from a toddler’s 8 up to an Adult 15.

Get to the rink hassle-free!

FREE PARKING – We validate parking for the DOCO Sacramento garages on 7th & K and 3rd & L.

LIGHT RAIL – Take advantage of Sac RT light rail! With several stops along the Kay, it’s easy to take light rail to the rink at St. Rose of Lima Park!

2016 sponsorship opportunities:


General Information

Dates: November 4 – January 16, 2017

Admission: $8

Skate Rental: $2

Lockers, Gloves & Socks: $2

Children under 4: $2 Admission and $2 Skate Rental

Skating Sessions: 1 hour 45 minutes

Parking Garages: We validate DOCO garages on 7th & K and 3rd & L

Street Parking: Free Holiday Parking on weekends & weekdays after 4:30 pm

Regional Transit: Light Rail stops along K Street


The ice rink hours vary depending on the day of the week and holidays.



Read more about rules and expectations of the ice rink.



Looking to save a few bucks at the Ice Rink? Well, take advantage of these events and you will receive a complementary skate rental.


Group Reservations

The Downtown Sacramento Holiday 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.


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Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the 2016 – 2017 ice rink possible:









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