When does the ice rink open?
The rink is now open through January 18, 2016!
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.
Mobile App + Virtual Queue
Take advantage of our mobile app, providing visitors with ice rink information directly on their smart phones. The app has special offers, incentives and most importantly, acts as a “virtual queue”. The “virtual queue” let’s you explore Union Square instead of standing in line! 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 6 to men’s 14.
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
CLIFT San Francisco: Toe Loop Into Winter
Celebrate the holidays in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Includes two tickets and skate rentals to the Union Square Ice Rink, complimentary Market Buffet Breakfast for two adults (children 12 and under eat free), early check in and late check out, and an upgrade (based upon availability). Valid November 4, 2015 until January 15, 2016.
Hotel Rex: Skate Into the Holidays
‘Tis the season at Hotel Rex, so join us for some holiday merriment in the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy ice-skating for two (including rentals) at the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. Then take advantage of our proximity to San Francisco’s best holiday shopping and splurge on that extra gift because valet parking is on us!Skate, stay, and be merry at Hotel Rex, located near San Francisco’s Union Square Ice Rink.
Galleria Park Hotel: Skate Into the Holidays
‘Tis the season at the Galleria Park, so join us for some holiday merriment in the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy ice-skating for two (including rentals) at the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. Then take advantage of our proximity to San Francisco’s best holiday shopping and splurge on that extra gift because valet parking is on us!
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 sponsor, Alaska Airlines, for the best service and price!