*Guest post by the team at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West, a San Francisco holiday tradition, is now open through Jan. 19, 2015. The ice rink in Union Square is the perfect spot for outdoor ice skating amongst the vibrant lights and popular shopping destinations in Union Square. The Ice Rink is a part of the very fabric of the city, and it’s the perfect place for families, couples and friends to make lasting memories and truly enjoy this holiday season.
The ice rink is open every day from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm (9:30 pm on Dec. 31). Ticket prices for regular admission are $11 and $7 for children 8 and under. Figure skate and hockey skate rentals are $6.
In case you're trying to stay fit during the holidays, we've added the useulf Kaiser Permanente Skate-o-meter this year to allow skaters to track calories burned while skating. It will be a feature included in the ice rink mobile app available through iTunes and GooglePlay App Stores.
The ice rink will also host a variety of exciting and fun events for locals and visitors to enjoy:
Bank of the West Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 3, and January 7, 2014 | 10:00 am—11:30 pm
The first Wednesday of each month this holiday season at the rink will be known as “Bank of the West Wednesdays” and will include free skate rentals to all patrons plus free admission to all Bank of the West customers. #skatewest. Learn more here.
Single in the City: A Single’s Event
Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 8:00 pm—9:30 pm
Meet your match on the ice or just have fun with other singles as the ice rink celebrates being single in SF with a singles event on ice. Grab your single friends and head down to the ice rink for a single’s night mixer! #singleinthecitySF. Learn more here.
Drag Queens on Ice: Glitz and Glamour
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 8:00 pm—9:30 pm
The fierce and fabulous drag queens of the Bay Area are returning to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square for an event that is full of “Glitz and Glamour!” The wildly exciting drag performers are sure to shine in a night full of lip-syncing and lipstick that is guaranteed to make audiences of all ages laugh and dance with #dragqueensonice. Learn more here.
Polar Bear Skate: The San Francisco Edition
Tuesday, January 1, 2015 | 2:00 pm—3:30 pm
The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is excited to bring back this San Francisco take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, however, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and come to the ice rink to “take the plunge.” Skaters of all ages are invited to dress for the beach and join this fun and exciting New Year’s Day Union Square tradition. #polarbearskate
For more info on these events and ice rink tickets visit: UnionSquareIceRink.com.