Is there any winter activity more festive than ice skating? As the holiday season swiftly approaches, you may find yourself wondering if there’s any place to go ice skating in Seattle. As luck would have it, there’s actually more than one option if you’re looking for ice skating rinks in Seattle. We rounded up the top picks below for the ice rinks in and near Seattle that are offering holiday ice skating sessions. You’ll find several of these ice rinks in Seattle proper, and none of them are further than an hour’s drive away.
Here’s where you can enjoy some festive ice skating in Seattle and the surrounding area this holiday season:
1. Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
Featuring almost 10,000 square feet of real ice, the Downtown Bellevue Ice Rink offers the largest seasonal ice skating experience in the region. It’s only a 20-minute drive from Seattle and offers fun events such as Ugly Sweater Skate Saturdays in December. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022-2023 holiday season that runs from the grand opening day this Friday, November 18 through January 8.
Address: 100 100th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
2. Kraken Community Iceplex
The Kraken Community Iceplex is a recent and very welcome addition to Seattle. It opened in September 2021 inside Northgate Mall and since then has served as a place for the Seattle Kraken to practice, as well as for people of all ages to learn how to skate and enjoy public skating. When you’re done with your skate session, you can visit the Starbucks or the 32 Bar & Grill for a refreshment. See the public skate schedule and register online.
Address: 10601 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
3. Occidental Square
A temporary ice skating rink for the holiday season appears in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park for just three days in December. From December 9 to 11, this pop-up ice skating rink will be free for all ages to enjoy! They will have skates available to borrow.
Address: 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
4. Holiday Magic at the Fair Ice Rink
Located at the Washington State Fair grounds in Puyallup, the annual Holiday Magic event will have an ice skating rink. You can buy tickets on-site or online (ahead of time is recommended) and you must also purchase separate admission to Holiday Magic. Skate rentals are included. The dates of Holiday Magic are December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, and 20-23.
Address: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
5. Sno-King Ice Arenas
There are three Sno-King Ice Arena locations (Renton, Kirkland, and Snoqualmie) and each location offers a holiday skating experience dubbed the Sno-Skate Lane. It runs from December 17th to January 1st. In addition to the ice skating, you’ll be able to enjoy games, giveaways, and a visit with Santa.
Address: 12620 164th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98059 (also located in Kirkland and Snoqualmie)
6. Lynnwood Ice Center
Address: 19803 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
7. Pacific Ice
Located at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place, this seasonal rink features real ice and an overhead cover. It runs from November 18, 2022 through January 9, 2023. Hot chocolate, holiday lights and music, and events add to the festive fun. See info about the schedule and tickets on the Pacific Ice website.
Address: 1028 13th Street, Everett, WA 98201
8. Hometown Holiday Ice
This new seasonal ice rink in downtown Arlington is located at Legion Park and runs from November 18, 2022 to January 9, 2023. Skate rentals are included with your ticket and there will be refreshments and holiday music to enjoy while you skate. Find more details on the Arlington Ice website.
Address: 114 N. Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA