MOCHA has been canceled today due to bad weather
General Admission $13
Skate Rental $5
Skating Aids $8
OUSD students receive a $2 discount with valid student I.D. or proof of Oakland residency
Hours of operation
Monday – Thursday:
11am – 9pm
Monday – Sunday:
10am – 10pm
Friday – Sunday:
10am – 10pm
HOLIDAY BEVERAGE GARDEN
Thursday – Sunday:
5pm – 10pm
9th and Washington in Old Oakland
Downtown Oakland is not only in the heart of Oakland, it is also located in the geographical epicenter of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. It’s also easy to get to and get around once you’re here. It is easily accessible by multiple modes of transportation including train (BART and Amtrak), Bus (AC Transit), Ferry (San Francisco Bay Ferry), Bike Share, and of course, by rideshare or taxi.
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There are many parking options in Downtown Oakland including street parking, surface lots, and parking garages. All street parking is $2.00 per hour, and the City recently upgraded its parking meters to Smart Meters that accept credit cards and coins. Parkme is an interactive map on desktop or mobile that can even reserve a parking space in lots and garages. More on parking here.
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How many ice skate sessions are there each day? Do I need to reserve a spot?
We have unlimited skating (with no re-entry). Typically, we clean the ice every 90 minutes, which means we start new sessions at even hours: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, and 8PM. You cannot reserve your spot or pre-purchase a ticket. Note: On non-school holidays, Mon – Thurs the sessions are on the odd hours: 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM.
Do I need socks? Do I need gloves?
Socks are mandatory and gloves are recommended. If you forget yours, we sell them for $3.
What is a Bobby/Tommy rental?
A Bobby is a seal-shaped skate aid, like a mini-shopping cart or stroller. A child or adult can push it in front of him to help balance. A small child can also sit on the front of the Bobby while the adult pushes the Bobby. A Tommy is a reindeer-shaped skate aid that can be pushed. They are rented per session.
Is there an opportunity for wheelchair skate?
Wheelchair access is allowed provided an adult companion pushes the wheelchair and wears our “spikey” cleats over their shoes. Wheelchairs requested to stay within 10 feet of the perimeter boarding.
Is it real ice? Is it cold?
Yes, it is real ice and it will be as cold as any skating rink. However, the skating rink is outdoors. This is Northern California and we can expect mild air temperatures most of the time during the day. It can be quite warm skating on some days, especially mid-day when the sun is directly overhead. In this case, sunscreen can be a wise choice, but we still recommend gloves and long pants for safety.
Do you sell food and beverages? Can I bring food and drinks on to the deck?
We sell water for $2 per bottle. You are allowed to bring food and drinks onto the deck as long as you dispose of your trash.
What times are the least busy? When is it best to bring small children?
Our first session of the day, at 10AM, typically has the fewest skaters.
How much does it cost?
Unlimited skating admission (with no re-entry) is $13 (regardless of age), skate rental is $5, and our skating aids are $8 per session.
If my child sits on the bobby, does he or she still need to purchase an ice skating ticket?
Yes, every guest who enters the skating rink needs an ice skating ticket and must be wearing ice skates.
What if it rains?
Skating is rain or shine. Please note that skaters will get wet when it is raining, so we suggest bringing a change of clothes for afterwards.
Where are the restrooms located?
The nearest restrooms are in the parking lot next to the entrance to the Rink. Skates must be removed to use restrooms; please be sure to use the facilities before putting on your ice skates.
How long does it take to clean the ice?
It takes approximately 20 minutes to clean the ice, but can take up to 30 minutes after very busy sessions.
Can I bring my own skates?
Absolutely! By bringing your own skates you will save $5.
Is a consent form or waiver required?
The Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink meets our highest safety and quality standards. Every person that wants to be up on the ice rink deck (regardless of whether or not they will be skating), must sign the Oakland Adult & Parental Consent Release of Waiver of Liability form. The waiver is good for the entire season. Skip the waiver line by filling out the form in advance! www.smartwaiver.com/v/oaklandice
Is there an age or height limit required to enter the skating rink?
Skaters must be able to wear ice skates, and it is recommended that they be able to walk unassisted. You are welcome to bring skates for your child. Our smallest ice skate size is a YOUTH 8, which typically translates to a YOUTH 9 shoe size. We also have double runner skates that attach over the child’s shoes.
What should I wear?
It is recommended that the following safety equipment and clothing be worn while skating: long pants, long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and helmets. Helmets are recommended for smaller children, but not required. Helmets are available at no additional fee for any guests requesting head protection.
Where can I leave my valuables?
We have a limited number of lockers available for $5. We ask for an ID in exchange for a lock.
Where is the rink located? Where do I park?
Address: 806 Washington St. Oakland, CA 94607
Parking: There are many parking options in Downtown Oakland including street parking, surface lots, and parking garages. All street parking is $2.00 per hour, and the City recently upgraded its parking meters to Smart Meters that accept credit cards and coins. Parkme is an interactive map on desktop or mobile that can even reserve a parking space in lots and garages. More on parking here.