When does the ice rink open?
The rink will open November 2, 2016 for the 2016-2017 season!
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 $11 for general admission and $7 for children eight and under. Skate rental is $6. Locker rental is $3.
How do I purchase tickets?
You can buy them at the Ice Rink ticket window, or online by clicking here.
Take advantage of our mobile app, providing visitors with ice rink information directly on their smart phones. The app has special offers, incentives and a skate-o-meter to track your activity! The mobile app can be downloaded through iTunes and GooglePlay App Stores.
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 $6 & we have sizes ranging from toddler’s 9 to men’s 16.
What assistance is available for a child that doesn’t know how to skate?
We are proud to provide Skate Helpers for the development of our beginner skaters. Skate Helpers are available Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM and Saturday & Sunday during the First Session of the day and may only be rented when the total number of skaters on the ice is under 75.
Skate Helpers are only for skaters under 4 Feet tall (48”). Skaters must be able to stand on their own and push the Skate Helper by themselves and MAY NOT be pushed by another skater while using the Skate Helper.
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 8, 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.
Places to Stay:
Hotel Packages to be announced at a later date
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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.
Use BART’s QuickPlanner to get to the rink from the East Bay or southern San Francisco and use the Powell Street station.
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 sponsor, Alaska Airlines, for the best service and price!