I’m just going to come right out and say it: I had no idea that the Downtown Sacramento ice skating rink offered so much fun. I know, I know…I should be ashamed of myself. (And I am. I really am.)
Please don’t make the same mistakes I did. You will be so sad.
First things first, though. The basics, if you will:
Downtown Ice Rink
701 K Street, Sacramento
Monday-Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Friday –Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
The ice rink opened for the season on November 8th and will run until January 20th.
Skating sessions begin when the rink opens and run for two hours each. (So a new session starts every two hours.) Which means if you are late for the session, you will not have a full two hours for skating.
Admission cost: $8
Skate Rental: $2
Lockers, Gloves & Socks: $2
Kids under 4 get in free! (Skate rental $2)
The Downtown Partnership website has even more information on days the rink is closed, or parking instructions and even information for bringing your favorite group of people!!
And, while that is cool enough all on its own, but then you have promotional nights that kinda rocked my world a little bit:
Free skate rental for you and your date
with receipt from a downtown restaurant
Bring a receipt from any store in the Plaza
and get a free skate rental
Family Skate Night:
One child gets in free with one adult admission
Theme Night/Post-a-Pic Night:
Free skate rental for those who come in theme
or who post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
And then don’t even get me started how awesome Thursday Theme Nights are:
Thursday Theme Nights:
November 14th: Hawaiian Luau
November 21st: KNCI: Country Night
December 5th: Disney Super Hero
December 12th: Tie Dye
December 19th: Ugly Sweater Day
December 26th: 80’s Prom Night
January 2nd: Neon Night
January 9th: Twinning
January 16th: Favorite Sports Team
I haven’t been ice skating in a million years (okay, 20) and I’ve never been with my kids. (They’ve been. Just…not with me. The shame continues.) I have a lot of catching up to do this winter, and I honestly had no idea there were so many different themes and family night opportunities. I had better remember how to skate. And soon.
photo credit: downtown partnership