Holiday Ice Rink In Union Square

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines, 2018


Opens Daily 11/07-1/21
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Ice skating sessions in Union Square begin every even hour and last for 90 minutes:

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
02:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
04:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
06:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
08:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Please note that they are closed at 9:30 p.m. on December 31, 2018 (New Year's Eve). 
Check out their website for other events and closed sessions.

333 Post Street | Directions

A holiday tradition, ice skating in Union Square promises to bring a smile to everyone’s face and delight you and your skating partners – big and small, young and old.

Join them for festive, fun ice skating in Union Square from November 7, 2018, until January 21, 2019.

Plan your visit to The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines – the coolest place to be this winter!


General Admission Including Skate Rental: $18
Children (8 and Under): $13
Locker Rental: $3
Skate Helper: $6

Purchase ticket on Eventbrite! 

Online ticket sales are limited, but same-day tickets are available at the ice rink ticket window beginning at 9:45 a.m. Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you arrive early or purchase online.

A portion of ticket proceeds generously benefit the community through the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.


Ice Skates
Figure and hockey skate sizes range from toddler’s size 8 to adult’s size 15. You may also bring your own ice skates.

Rent a Skate Helper for $6.
For beginning skaters under 48” in height with skates on, we offer Skate Helpers, penguin-looking tools that glide with the skater along the ice and help with balance and control. For safety considerations, Skate Helpers are rented at the discretion of Rink Management. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and push the Skate Helper by themselves.


Lockers and Conveniences
Lockers may be rented for $3 and are large enough to hold a couple of pairs of shoes, a medium-size handbag and a few small purchases.

Restrooms are located in the Union Square Parking Garage. Since skates may not be worn outside of the ice rink, we recommend you use the facilities before putting on skates.

Group Skate
Applicable Monday through Thursday from 11/7/18 to 12/20/18 and from 1/7/19 – 1/17/19

15 or more - $0.50 discount per/ person
25 or more - $1.00 discount per/ person
75 or more - see Private Parties below

Private Parties:

Available on select Mondays and Tuesdays during the 6PM & 8PM sessions.

On or before 12/18/18: $3,050 for the 6PM session and $4,050 for the 8PM session.

Rates for private parties in January: $2,250 for the 6PM session and $2,850 for the 8PM session.

Sessions are not open to the general public if sold to a private party.



Upcoming Events:

11/02/18 - Ice Breaker Opening Celebration
11/0318 - Ice Rink Birthday Celebration
11/10/18 - Flashback Fridays presented by iHeart80s @ 103.7

12/07/18 - Drag Queens on Ice
12/08/18 - Flashback Fridays presented by iHeart80s @ 103.7
12/14/18 - Silent Skate Party
12/20/18 - Vice on Ice

1/01/19 - Polar Bear Skate: San Francisco Edition presented by SFGATE
1/12/19 - Flashback Fridays presented by iHeart80s @ 103.7


Other Highlights:

Learn to Skate presented by Kaiser Permanente
Arabian Nights: Disney’s ALADDIN Theme Skate