SPECIAL EVENTS IN UNION SQUARE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Enjoy festive, only-in-San Francisco events this season at The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. Ranging from the traditional to the eccentric, our entertaining holiday skating events reflect the true spirit of San Francisco and offer something for everyone.
Join the merrymaking at one – or many – of our special San Francisco events:
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser Permanente will open with a festive ceremony to kick off its 15th Anniversary Celebration. With special on-ice performances, local celebrities and merriment, you won't want to miss this evening celebration to kick off a new season of festivities on the ice.
Come watch the Opening Celebration and skate before and after the event.
Learn to Skate presented by Kaiser Permanente
Select Saturdays and Sundays | 8:00am-9:00am
Kaiser Permanente invites skaters with little to no experience to The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser Permanente to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance.
Space is limited to 50 participants per day. All registered skaters must check-in no later than 7:30 am or spot will be released to another guest. Advanced registration opens 2 weeks before each lesson date.
LET IT GO WEDNESDAYS PRESENTED BY DISNEY’S FROZEN THE MUSICAL
Wednesdays | 5:30 pm and 7 pm sessions
Guests of all ages can visit Arendelle at The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser Permanente for Let It Go Wednesdays, presented by Disney’s FROZEN, playing at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre November 18 – December 30, 2022. Skate to songs from the FROZEN Broadway Original Cast Recording, which features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®️️️ Award-winning film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and in costume for the chance to receive free FROZEN giveaways.
FLASHBACK FRIDAYS: PRESENTED BY 80s+
November 11, December 9 & January 13 | 7:00pm and 8:30pm sessions
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser Permanente celebrates more than a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite decade—the ‘80s—at “Flashback Fridays.” On the second Friday of each month, these special sessions feature firstname.lastname@example.org personalities on-hand spinning hits by Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lionel Richie, and more! Skaters are encouraged to don their favorite legwarmers and unitard, and come party at this totally tubular event!
DRAG QUEENS ON ICE ($40pp)
Thursday, December 1 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Buy your tickets now and don’t miss out on the City’s most popular event of the holiday season—Drag Queens on Ice. This year celebrates 13 years of fun, frivolity, and fabulousness on the ice! If you dare, skate with the Queens as they mingle and warm-up for their entertainment performances, or just grab a spot around the rink and watch San Francisco’s fiercest Bay Area Drag Queens give their holiday performances of a lifetime.
SILENT SKATE PARTY ($25pp)
Thursday, December 8 | 7pm and 8:30pm sessions
Silent Skate Party returns for one night only on Thursday December 8! It’s a silent disco on ice that transports skaters to an on-ice dance party like no other! Lace up your skates, don a cool pair of headphones, and skate the night away with WiLD 94.9 Magic Matt and Bay Area’s DJ Von onsite spinning your favorite tunes.
POLAR BEAR SKATE ($25pp)
Sunday, January 1 | 2:30-3:30pm
Start the New Year off in your swimsuit…on the ice…in the middle of Union Square! As a nod to the popular Canadian tradition, this version of “taking the plunge” invites skaters to wear their wildest and most inventive beach attire, in hopes of walking away with cool prizes, awarded on theme, originality, and overall appearance.