This holiday season try taking the entire family out for a fun-filled day of ice skating around the Bay Area!
The folks over at BayAreaParent.com (http://bayareaparent.com/article/where-to-ice-skate-around-the-bay-area.html) have put together a great list of places to go this holiday season and skate. Check out their website for the entire list, but below you will find locations for Alameda and Contra Costa County.
Little Ice Rink – Get a jump on the winter season as Alameda’s outdoor ice rink returns. Nov. 8- Jan. 19. Mon.-Thu., 3-10pm; Fri.-Sun., 12-10pm. $15 ages 9 and up with skate rental, $10 bring your own; $10 ages 8 and under with skates, $6 bring your own. South Shore Center parking lot, Park Street and Otis Drive, Alameda. 510-629-1423. thelittleicerink.com.
Oakland Ice Center – Bring the family to practice skills on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times. $9.75 adults, $8.25 youth (12 and under); skate rental $4.25. 519 18th St. 510-268-9000. oaklandice.com/index2.html.
Dublin Iceland Open Skate – People of all ages and abilities hit the ice to learn to skate or practice their skills. Check website for times and dates. $7 adults, $6 ages 5-17, $4 ages 4 and under; skate rental $3. 7212 San Ramon Road. 925-829-4445. dubliniceland.com.
Sharks Ice at Fremont – Public skating sessions are scheduled daily. Visit from Nov. 22-Jan. 4 for Holiday Ice and skate to holiday music. $9.75 adults, $8.25 youth (12 and under); skate rental $4.25. 44388 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont. 510-623-7200.
Contra Costa County
Walnut Creek on Ice – Glide across 8,000 square feet of ice in a charming winter wonderland scene. Nov. 7-Jan. 11. Check website for hours. $11 weekdays, $15 weekends. Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive. iceskatewalnutcreek.
Brentwood Holiday on Ice – Have a blast at this season’s Holiday on Ice, open daily through Jan. 12:30-10:30pm. A two-hour skating session for all ages is $15 with skate rental, $10 without. Brentwood Holiday on Ice, 2485 Sand Creek Road. 925-513-1702. brentwoodholidayonice.com.
Once you have skated to your hearts content, head home for a cup of chocolate and a family storytime including these great books.
A perfect day by Carin Berger
Call Number: JPB BERGER,C
Mice on ice by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Call Number: JE EMBERLEY,R
Frozen noses by Jan Carr ; illustrated by
Call Number: JPB CARR,J