Join the fun at The Winter Park at Civic Center ice rink this holiday season! Located at 355 McAlister 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 30 through Sunday, January 6, from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. daily. 75-minute ice skating 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:

Ice Skating Prices:

● Adults: $20 (all sessions)
● Children 8 and under: $15 (sessions 4pm, 6pm, 8pm)
● Children 8 and under: $5 (sessions 12pm, 2pm)

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 20, 2018 through December 20, 2018:

● 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 18, 2018 during the 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. skating sessions:

● 6:00 p.m.: Starting at $5,050
● 8:00 p.m.: Starting at $6,050


Ice Skates

Skate rentals are included with the cost of admission at The Winter Park at Civic Center ice rink:

Regular Admission: $20
Children (8 and under): $15

Rent a Skate Helper: $6

For beginning skaters under 48” tall, we offer Skate Helpers: penguin 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.


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.

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!

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
Music, speeches, sports and more — there’s unending entertainment for the whole family at the Civic Auditorium.

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.

The following is a list of selected programs for children and families this winter holiday season at the San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center, 100 Larkin Street, second floor, across from Civic Center Plaza.

Holiday Train
On exhibit starting December 1 and throughout the holiday season

Celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when our holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on the second floor mezzanine. The exhibit will be here for you to enjoy by December 1 and throughout the holiday season. More information

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 pm

Meet the cast of Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets for a special holiday storytelling, based on the ballet. This program is 20 minutes in length. More information

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.