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San Jose Downtown Ice skating

San Jose Downtown Ice is open daily Nov. 17-Jan. 15 for families from throughout the Bay Area who have made or want to make ice skating a holiday tradition. Join families and friends who twirl and skate amid circles of 32 palms, under a canopy of stars on an iconic skating rink in the heart of downtown San Jose’s biggest attractions.

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San Jose Downtown Ice opens Nov. 17 for families from throughout the Bay Area who have made ice skating at the iconic rink a holiday tradition. This is Downtown Ice’s 26th season since its debut in 1994. The circular rink located in and around the Circle of Palms plaza at 120 S Market St. will be open daily through Jan. 15. Ninety-minute sessions will occur every two hours.  Tickets can be purchased online at

Special Ice, the largest operator of seasonal outdoor rinks in California, will produce this year’s skating experience.

Downtown Ice is nestled in the Circle of Palms plaza between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Signia by Hilton San Jose hotel.  The rink will join the rejuvenated Christmas in the Park displays as well as the popular Winter Wonderland amusement rides in the center of downtown’s major seasonal attractions.  Adding to downtown San Jose’s vibrancy and appeal as a weekend destination during the season are stage performances including two versions of The Nutcracker, concerts, Sharks hockey, museums and galleries, restaurants and shopping. Visit for events and downtown details, and for parking information.

Downtown Ice has exciting skating promotions planned this season including:

  • Sunday Show Tunes, presented by Broadway San Jose, where skaters can vote for their favorite Broadway songs; 
  • Learn-to-Skate sessions;
  • Family Skate packages; 
  • The Grinch will be at the rink from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 to greet skaters and promote Broadway San Jose’s Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas - The Musical in town Nov. 28-Dec. 3; 
  • The Ice Queens will entertain skaters Dec. 8 with a  performance, meet-and-greet and photo opportunity; 
  • ​​Signia by Hilton offers a Shopping and Champagne package for stays between Nov. 17 and Dec. 31 that includes two tickets to Downtown Ice; round-trip transportation with Lyft to Westfield Valley Fair; and a Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Discounts are available for Opening Day on Nov. 17 and an Opening Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

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Circle of Palms
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA, 95113
United States


Contact name: 
Downtown Ice
Email address: 
11 am - 9 p.m.