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Join the fun at The Winter Park at Civic Center ice rink this holiday season! Located at 355 McAllister Street in Civic Center Plaza, The Winter Park ice rink and track is bringing the Bay Area community together to skate and celebrate.

Skating Sessions and Hours

The Winter Park will run from Friday, November 22 through Sunday, January 5, from noon to 10:00 p.m. daily. 75-minute skate sessions begin on every even hour:

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Please check our calendar of events for any other closed sessions — or get in touch with us to book a corporate holiday party or private party of your own!


General Admission Including Skate Rental:

Admission prices:

General admission: $18
Children 8 and under: $13

Ticket prices include skate rentals, and tickets are available for purchase at the ice rink ticket window beginning at 11:45 a.m. daily. A limited number of advance session ticket sales can be purchased online. Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you arrive early or purchase online!

A portion of The Winter Park at Civic Center ice rink ticket proceeds generously benefit the community through the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Learn more about our work in the community.

Group Rates

Discounted group rates can be taken advantage of Monday through Thursday from November 25 through December 19:

● 15 or More People: $0.50 discount per person
● 25 or More People: $1.00 discount per person
● 75 or More People: See Private Party rates below

Private Parties

Whether you’re hosting a corporate or private holiday party or simply celebrating the holiday season with friends, private parties of 75 or more people can be accommodated on select Mondays and Tuesdays on or before December 17, 2019 during the 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. skating sessions:

● 6:00 p.m.: Starting at $3,050
● 8:00 p.m.: Starting at $4,050


Ice Skates

Skate rentals are included with the cost of admission at The Winter Park at Civic Center.

For beginning skaters under 48" tall, we offer Skate Helpers: penguin and polar bear guides that glide with the skater along the ice and help with balance and control. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and push the Skate Helper by themselves.

For safety considerations, Skate Helpers are rented at the discretion of Rink Management and can be paid for rinkside, cash only ($6).


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.

Photo Memories

New to The Winter Park at Civic Center (or shorten the name depending on surrounding copy) this year will be an opportunity for guests to create lasting photo memories at the rink. Storibox will provide a green screen with several options of festive backgrounds for guests to choose from, along with an on-site photo retail booth offering digital and print products. Available on weekends and during Thanksgiving break and Winter Break.

Getting Here

The Winter Park is located in the heart of San Francisco in the national historic landmark, Civic Center Plaza, and is just .2 miles on foot from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART station.

Map your visit to The Winter Park on BART or through SFMTA.

Staying Here

COVA Hotel
Located in downtown San Francisco, COVA Hotel is centrally located between some of San Francisco’s top cultural attractions—including the San Francisco Symphony, Fisherman’s Wharf and, of course, The Winter Park!

Phoenix Hotel
The Phoenix Hotel, a quirky boutique hotel located in the Tenderloin, is just steps from The Winter Park. Come relax and enjoy the rock n’ roll spirit of this eclectic and wonderful 1950’s-era motor court hotel after an afternoon of ice skating!

Hotel Carlton
Experience San Francisco’s diversity, culture, and beautiful scenery with a stay at Nob Hill’s Hotel Carlton, a boutique hotel that’s equally eclectic, laid-back and eco-friendly. Our newly renovated carbon-neutral, LEED-certified boutique hotel is centrally located, pet-friendly and offers expansive views of San Francisco’s Nob Hill.

Ice Rink Parking

Parking is available and easily accessible in the underground Civic Center Garage in downtown San Francisco.

Parking costs:

  • $6 per hour from 9am – 3pm
  • $3 per hour during all other times

VALIDATION: Patrons of the Winter Park at Civic Center receive one hour of free parking in the Civic Center Garage.

Nearby Attractions

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Check out the concert calendar at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium when planning your visit! Located at 99 Grove Street, our neighbors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium have many exciting concerts happening in December – what better way to cap off your evening than with a live show!

Asian Art Museum
Daily cultural programs and exquisite art exhibits make the nearby Asian Art Museum a picture-perfect family experience.

Davies Symphony Hall
Take in the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s prestigious orchestra at San Francisco’s Symphony.

San Francisco Public Library
There’s plenty of books to educate and entertain at the San Francisco Public library, plus programs for children and families to enjoy all year long.

Baby Rhyme Time
Thursdays at 3:30 pm

Baby Rhyme Time gives babies birth to 15 months and their grown-ups a chance to sing, play, and bond together. More information

Toddler Tales
Mondays and Wednesdays (except Dec. 24 and 26) at 10:30 am

Books, rhymes, music, movement, and more for toddlers,16 months through age 2 and their caregivers. More information

Family Storytime
Tuesdays (except Dec. 25) at 10:30 am, and Saturdays at 11 am

Books, songs, rhymes, and fun for families with children of all ages. More information

All programs at the library are free. For more information, call 415-557-4554.


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