Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines 2018
Update: With the improvement in air quality the Rink will open to the public at 6:00 PM this evening, Nov. 20th. Thank you for your continued support.
Limited number of same day tickets available at the box office on the day. Box office opens daily at 945AM, please come early.
**TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS, CLICK ON THE BLUE "SELECT A DATE" BUTTON AND SCROLL TO THE DATE OF YOUR VISIT, THEN CLICK ON THE GREEN "TICKETS" BUTTON TO SELECT WHICH SESSION TIME YOU'D LIKE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.**
PLEASE NOTE TICKET WILL BE LABELED FROM 10:00am - THIS INDICATES THE START TIME OF THE DAY. CHECK YOUR PDF OR DIGITAL TICKET FOR SESSION TIMES PURCHASED.
SPECIAL EVENTS 2018/2019 - PURCHASE TICKETS LINKS
MACY’S TREE LIGHTING – Nov 23 – 6pm
DRAG QUEENS ON ICE - Dec 6 - 8pm
SILENT SKATE PARTY - Dec 13 - 6pm & 8pm
POLAR BEAR SKATE 2019 - Jan 1 - 2pm
Please click on the links below or visit the Rink website for information and ticketing of these super fun events:
LEARN TO SKATE presented by KAISER PERMANENTE
Every Saturday and Sunday 8:30-9:30am - CHECK IN 8:15am
Kaiser Permanente invites skaters with little to no experience to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance. Space is limited to 50 participants per day. Limit 2 per customer. Sign up at www.unionsquareicerink.com.
Flashback Fridays presented by iHeart80s @ 103.7| Friday, November 9, 2018; Friday, December 14, 2018; Friday, January 11, 2019 | 6-7:30am and 8-9:30am
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines celebrates a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite decade—the ‘80s—at “Flashback Fridays.” On the second Friday of each month, these special sessions feature iHeart80s @ 103.7 personalities on-hand spinning hits by Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lionel Richie, and more! Skaters are encouraged to don their favorite legwarmers and unitard, and come party at this totally tubular event!
Visit our website at: http://unionsquareicerink.com/
If the desired session is sold out online, additional tickets for each session are available at the Box Office the day of. The Box Office opens daily at 9:45am. Available tickets for you desired session are not guaranteed.
If the desired session is not listed, that session has Special Event status. Please check our main web page listed above for information on these events.
Ice Skating Session Times:
10:00am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:30pm
8:00pm – 9:30pm
10:00pm – 11:30pm
Lace up your skates and join us at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines!
A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines offers fun-seekers of all ages a magical adventure beginning on November 7, 2018 to January 21, 2019. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza surrounded by festive lights and the sights and sounds of the season. Novices and naturals, alike, will love the outdoor ice skating experience in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.
We look forward to gliding with you at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines.
Figure and hockey skate sizes range from toddler’s size 8 to adult’s size 15. You may also bring your own ice skates.
Rent a Skate Helper for $6. For beginning skaters UNDER 4 FEET TALL (48”) we offer Skate Helpers, that glide with the skater along the ice and help with balance and control. For safety considerations Skate Helpers are rented at the discretion of Rink Management. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and push the Skate Helper by themselves.
SELF-SERVICE TICKET TRANSFER - New for this Season
Tickets can be transferred through your Eventbrite account up to 24 HOUR before your session time. You must use your ticket prior to the end of the Season (Jan 21, 2019).
No Refunds after end of season.
For detailed instructions on Self-Service Ticket Transfer click here.
If you are having difficulty please go to the Help Center Link.
If you are trying to Transfer Ticket after your session has taken place, please purchase the tickets for your new date and session. Then contact us directly for refund of your original Purchase.
LOCKERS AND CONVENIENCES
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.
Bathrooms are located in the Union Square Parking Garage. Since skates may not be worn outside of the ice rink, we recommend you use the facilities before skating. Your parking ticket from Unions Square Parking Garage will open the door. You may obtain a bathroom key from the skate counter in exchange for your cell phone (as collateral).
We remain open in light to moderate rain but may close in heavy and sustained rain at the discretion of Ice Rink management. No refunds or rain checks will be issued for tickets purchased at the door, but rain checks will be honored for tickets purchased online in advance.
WHAT TO WEAR
As with most activities in San Francisco, the key to comfortable ice skating in Union Square is to wear layers; the temperature on the ice may range from chilly to warm, depending on the time of day, the number of skaters and the amount of energy one exerts. Mittens and hats always help. We do sell both mittens and socks if you need them.
Located at 333 Post Street in San Francisco, our ice rink sits in the heart of Union Square near the corner of Geary and Powell Streets. Numerous transportation options are available, and we encourage environmentally-friendly considerations such as walking, biking, riding Muni, taking BART or ridesharing.
Drive: If driving, signs lead to Union Square from most area freeways. Area parking garages provide plentiful parking options.
Walk: If walking from North Beach or Chinatown, take Grant Street south through the Chinatown gate to Maiden Lane, then turn right.
Bike: Bike paths are located nearby on both Market Street and Post/Sutter streets. Nearby parking garages offer bike parking.
Public Transit: If taking public transit, the SFMTA’s transit trip planner provides the most comprehensive schedules and routes for all options, including:
BART from the East Bay or southern San Francisco. Exit at the Powell Street station
- San Francisco Muni bus lines 2, 3 and 76X stop at Union Square
- Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable car lines stop in Union Square
- San Francisco’s historic trolley car “F” line stops nearby at Market and Powell Streets
Fly: If flying to San Francisco to enjoy the magical holiday tradition of ice skating in Union Square, book with our sponsor, Alaska Airlines, for the best service and fares!
For a dining experience, visit our sponsoring restaurant John’s Grill located a quick two block walk from the ice.
Make your Union Square ice skating adventure a special getaway; enjoy a stay at one of our generous hotel sponsors, including Galleria Park Hotel, Hilton, Hotel Zoe, Parc-55, Hotel Triton, or Grand Hyatt San Francisco.