Grab Your Scarves, San Mateo on Ice Opens Nov 11

Glide into the holidays as the San Mateo ice rink kicks off the season in the Peninsula! Located in Central Park, the San Mateo on Ice outdoor rink features 11,000 square feet of real ice making it the largest ice rink in the Bay Area. Skaters will be able to skate in the sunshine during the day, and under the stars at night. Grab your scarves and lace up those skates, the rink will open to the public on Friday, November 11th, 2022 and will be open daily (including holidays) through Sunday, January 8th, 2023 – click here for the hours and visitor details including a waiver which must be signed in advance of skating. Follow along on Facebook to learn about discount skating hours. Skaters must be a minimum of 4 years old. Find tickets here.

pc: San Mateo On Ice

What’s a party without ice? You can have the coolest party in town at the rink for those winter birthdays or have the rink all to yourself with a private two hour ice session for up to 24 skaters. The rink is open to all ages, offering daily recreational ice skating, free skate rental included. San Mateo on Ice also offers parties, private ice time, special events, and skating lessons.

San Mateo on Ice

photo: San Mateo on Ice

Don’t miss the four “Community Skate Days” where skating and skate rentals are FREE thanks to generous, local businesses – November 16, November 30, December 7, December 13 and January 5. 


Tickets! General Admission Tickets are $17 for standard pricing and $20 for certain premium dates. which includes all day skating, free skate rental, and a whole lot of fun! Helmets are recommended but not required. The rink schedule is subject to change due to weather and special events, so be sure to bookmark this spot and check back here.

Yelper Ilya F.  says, “This is far and away my favorite outdoor ice skating rink on the Peninsula.”

Fill up a thermos, grab those mittens and go or plan a gathering after your #baymeadowslife #skatescapades at home featuring your favorite hot cocoa. Here are 17 Hot Cocoa Recipes to get you through winter! Try the Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate…amazing! Be sure to join us @baymeadowslife and tag your photos.

image credit: Lemon Tree Dwelling via Pure Wow

image credit: Lemon Tree Dwelling via Pure Wow


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