union_square_ice_rinkYes, after the last couple of weeks of hot weather throughout the Bay Area and even in San Francisco, we turn our attention to Outdoor Ice Rinks. Truth be told, we can no longer ignore the fact that the “Holiday Season” is upon us. Bundle up (that is, put on the same clothes you basically wear for most of the year anyway) and head out for some Hans-Brinker-and-the-Silver-Skates kind of fun at the following two spots in San Francisco: Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines The rink is open: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Daily The 90 minute sessions start on every other even hour. Admission Prices: Adult General Admission:  $10.00 Children (Eight and Under):  $6.00 Skate Rental: $5.00 Group rates are available Save some of the hassle and buy your tickets online! Make sure to check the calendar for the Union Square rink to be sure it’s open to the public. Information on closures can be found on their website. The Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero presented by Hawaiian Airlines This rink, also know as “San Francisco’s Largest Premier Outdoor Ice Rink“, is open: Sunday through Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday:  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The 90 minute sessions start on every other even hour. Admission Prices: Monday – Friday until 6:00 p.m. Adults $9.50 Seniors/Children ages 10 and under $6.00 Friday 6:00 p.m. session until closing on Sunday Adults $10.00 Children ages 10 and under $6.50 Skate Rental $3.50 Group rates are available The website warns that the Embarcadero rink may be closed due to inclement weather or private party bookings – check the bottom of their website for closures before heading out. ENJOY !

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