Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Sacramento Downtown Plaza


2013/2014 Ice Rink Information

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has a long history on The Kay. The rink was first established in 1991 by the City of Sacramento. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership assumed operation and management of the rink soon after with the goal of creating a signature holiday experience for the region. Downtown has been a holiday destination ever since. We can’t wait for you to join us out on the ice this season!


Regular Hours: November 8 – January 20

  • Monday-Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday –Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Closing Day – Monday, January 20: 10 am – 8 pm

Skating Sessions:

Sessions start when the rink opens and every 2 hours thereafter. (For example, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm.) Basically, if it is an even hour, a session is starting!  Skating sessions are 1 hour and 45 minutes. This may not sound like much, but its a long time on the ice, trust us!  When the session ends staff will clear the ice for 15 minutes while the Zamboni makes a sweep before the next session starts.

What happens if I arrive after a session already started?

No problem! As long as there’s still room on the ice, you’re welcome to join the session already underway for the remainder of the time. For example, if you arrive at 2:30, you’re welcome to join in the 2pm session already in progress for the remaining hour and fifteen minutes. Which just might be plenty of time for you and your group.
If you’d like to get your full 1 hour and 45 minutes, we recommend you purchase a wristband for the next session. You can go do some Christmas shopping at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza, grab a drink and a bite, or simply hang out and watch the skaters until the next session starts.

Holiday Hours:

  • Veterans Day Holiday Nov. 11 | 10am – 8pm
  • Thanksgiving Week | 10am – 10pm
  • Thanksgiving Day | 10am – 6pm
  • Christmas Break | Dec. 16 – Jan. 3 | 10am – 10pm
  • Christmas Eve | 10am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day | Closed

  • New Year’s Eve | 10am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day | 10am – 10pm

General Info:

Admission: $8

Skate Rental: $2

Lockers, Gloves & Socks: $2

Children under 4: FREE admission and $2 Skate Rental



Parking is available on the street as well as at the Downtown Plaza East parking garage. Make sure to bring your parking ticket to the ice rink! We validate!



For group reservations, please fill out our group reservation application >> Download Here

For groups over 10 please call for group reservation discount: 916-442-8575


Promotional days

  • Mondays | Date Night 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Free skate rental for you and your date with receipt from restaurant in downtown
  • Tuesday | SDP Tuesdays (Sacramento Downtown Plaza)
    • Bring a receipt from any store in the Plaza and get a free skate rental
  • Wednesday | Family Skate Night with Mix 96 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    • One Child gets in for free with one adult admission
  • Thursday | Theme Night/ Post-a-Pic Night
    • DJ will play from 6pm – 8pm. See ice rink calendar for specific themes
    • Free skate rental for those who come in theme
    • Free skate rental for those who take a picture and post it on facebook, twitter, or Instagram

Thursday Theme Nights:

November 14th: Hawaiian Luau

November 21st: KNCI: Country Night

December 5th: Disney Super Hero

December 12th: Tie Dye

December 19th: Ugly Sweater Day

December 26th: 80’s Prom Night

January 2nd: Neon Night

January 9th: Twinning

January 16th: Favorite Sports Team

  • Friday | My58 Fridays
    • My 58 will be at the rink
    • Half off skate rental

Calendar of Events

  • Friday, November 8th | Free Skate Day
  • Saturday, November 9th | 12pm – 2pm Angels for Hearts Fundraiser
  • Monday, November 11th Veteran’s Day | Free admission and skate rental with Military ID
  • Tuesday, November 12th | DSP Family and Friends Night
  • Wednesday, November 13th | Outward Night/Drag Queens on Ice
  • Friday, November 29th | Black Friday Free skate rental with proof of purchase from Sacramento Downtown Plaza
  • Saturday, December 14th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm The Yule Logs

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is presented by the Sacramento Downtown Plaza and produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. For event details call 442-8575


Thank you to all of our sponsors:





Western Health






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Aggrekomade in the shade

Fees : Admission $8 Skate Rental $2

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership
980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
F (916) 442-2053
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