When does the ice rink open?
The rink will open Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and remain open through
Monday, January 20, 2014.
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 $5.
How do I purchase tickets?
You can buy them at the Ice Rink ticket window, or online by clicking here.
Mobile App + Virtual Queue
This year, we have launched a 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 visit the Capital One 360 Café for a complimentary beverage and 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 $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, The Chancellor Hotel, The Galleria Park Hotel, The Clift Hotel
Places to Stay
Glide Into The Holidays at The Westin St. Francis Hotel: 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 a one-night stay. Rates start at $229 per night and include complimentary Internet access. Valid for stays through January 21, 2014.
Silver Skates Ice Skating Package at The Clift Hotel: Includes room accommodations, ice skating tickets and skate rental for two, 20% off dinner at Velvet Room, and buffet breakfast at Velvet Room (kids 12 and under eat free**). Valid through January 20, 2014.
Ice Skating On Union Square with The Chancellor: Add $15.00 to any of The Chancellor's rates or packages and receive two ice skating tickets plus skate rental - a 50%+ savings. Valid through January 20, 2014.
Skate Into The Holidays with Galleria Park Hotel: 'Tis the season at Galleria Park! Enjoy accommodations, complimentary parking, ice-skating for two (including rentals) at the ice rink at Union Square, and domestic 3-business-day shipping for up to three gifts.
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!