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SF’s “Winter Park” Ice Rink & Lighted Tree Forest

Inspired by Austrian ice rinks, Civic Center’s new winter park opens.
By - posted 11/29/2018 No Comment

The Winter Park at Civic Center will open with a special ceremony on Friday, November 30, 2018, to celebrate the inaugural season of skating and holiday festivities.

Modeled after the internationally-famed Wiener Eistraum ice-skating rink in Vienna, Austria, The Winter Park is San Francisco’s first holiday ice rink and track—and the first attraction of its kind in the Bay Area. In addition to the ice rink, the 400-foot skating track will weave ice skating fun through a lighted tree forest.

Opening Celebration: The Winter Park at Civic Center
Friday, November 30, 2018 | 11 am
Winter Park at Civic Center, 355 McAlister St, San Francisco
FREE – Free skating from Noon to 1:15pm (subject to capacity) – pick up a comp pass at the ticket window on 11/30.

The ceremony will feature entertainment on the ice, guest appearances from local dignitaries and notables, a DJ, family-friendly activities and more.

Following the ceremony, there will be free skating until 1:15 pm. You can receive your complimentary pass for the 12 pm–1:15 pm session at the ice rink ticket window on opening day (available until capacity is reached).

The ice rink will be open daily from 12 pm to 10 pm through January 6, 2019, and regular admission tickets are on sale.

  • Adults: $20 (all sessions)
  • Children 8 and under: $15 (sessions 4pm, 6pm, 8pm)
  • Children 8 and under: $5 (sessions 12pm, 2pm)

Ticket prices include skate rentals, and tickets are available for purchase at the ice rink ticket window beginning at 11:45 a.m. daily. A limited number of advance session ticket sales can be purchased online.

Special Events

Friday, December 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. & 8-9:30 p.m.

Glide into Xfinity Free Skate Night on Friday 12/7 at 6 & 8 PM. Xfinity is covering your session plus ice skate rental while you enjoy free games at the kids zone, a photo booth, giveaways & raffles. First come, first serve. Limited to the first 400 people per session. No rainchecks.