When does the ice rink open?
The rink will open Wednesday, November 7, 2012 and remain open through
Monday, January 21, 2013.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (except on December 31, when we close at 9:30 p.m.)
How long is each session?
Each session is 90 minutes and starts on every even hour.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for children eight and under. Skate rental is $5.
How do I purchase tickets?
You can buy them at the Ice Rink ticket window, or online by clicking here.
What happens if it rains?
We will remain open in light to moderate rain, but may close in heavy sustained rain at management's discretion.
Will refunds be given in the event of rain?
Sorry, 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. Tickets sell fast so we recommend purchasing early or for a future date!
Can I rent the rink for a private party?
Yes. For private parties: www.unionsquareicerink.com/private-parties.
Can I bring my own skates?
Of course! However, if you do need to rent them, the fee is $5 & we have sizes ranging from toddler's 6 to men's 14.
How do I get there?
The rink is located on the corner of Geary and Powell, in the heart of Union Square.
If you're driving, signs lead to Union Square from most area freeways. Walking from North Beach or Chinatown, take Grant Street south through the Chinatown gate to Maiden Lane and turn right.
On BART from the East Bay or southern San Francisco, get off at Powell Street station. San Francisco Muni bus lines 30 and 45 go there, as do the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable car lines, and historic trolley car "F" line stops nearby at Market and Powell. Tip: if you're taking public transit, use the city's transit trip planner.
I'm from out of town. Where can I stay?
Enjoy a stay at one of our wonderful hotel sponsors: The Westin St. Francis, The Grand Hyatt San Francisco, JW Marriott, The Chancellor Hotel, The Galleria Park Hotel
Places to Stay
Glide Into the Holidays at The Westin St. Francis: Ice skate in the center of all the holiday magic under the festive Union Square holiday tree at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink. Guests will enjoy admission for two to the ice rink, skate rentals and accommodations at the only hotel located on Union Square.
Snow Day Package at Galleria Park Hotel: From Nov. 07 through Jan. 21, the Galleria Park Hotel will offer 1-night accommodations, complimentary valet parking (regularly $38 a night), and two tickets to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square (including skate rental and admission). Subject to availability.
Winter Warm-Up Package at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square: Tickets for two to the holiday ice skating rink in Union Square, including skate rentals (for two adults or two children), Hot cocoa and cookies turn down service, Two complimentary Candy Cane martinis at Level III. Rates starting from Starting at $229.00, Valid 11/15 through 01/20/13
Ice Skating Package at The Chancellor Hotel: Add $15.00 to any of our rates or packages and receive two ice skating tickets plus skate rental - That's 50% off regular skating prices. *Subject to hotel tax and fees.
Union Square Garage
333 Post Street (open 24 hours a day)
Sutter Stockton Garage
444 Stockton Street (open 24 hours a day)
5th and Mission Garage
450 Sutter Garage
450 Sutter Street
Marriott Union Square Garage
480 Sutter Street (entrance on Powell Street)
Hearst Parking Center (Self Park)
45 3rd Street (between Kearny St. and Market St.)
Jessie Square Garage (Self Park)
223 Stevenson Street (between 3rd St. and 4th St.)
We encourage visitors to Union Square to consider green transportation options: walking, bicycling, riding Muni and ridesharing in a taxi or private automobile.
The following public transportation lines and routes serve the Union Square area:
Powell-Hyde or Powell-Mason cable cars, 2, 3, 38, 38L; nearby 5, 6, 8x, 9, 9L, 21, 27, 30, 31, 45, 71, 71L, F, J, K, L, M, N, S, T.
Bike paths and routes are located nearby on both Market Street and Post/Sutter streets. Bike parking is available at the following locations: Union Square Garage, Sutter Stockton Garage, 5th & Mission Garage, Hearst Parking Center, and Jessie Square Garage.
Flying in to San Francisco to skate with us? Make sure to book with our Presenting Sponsor, Alaska Airlines, for the best service and price!