The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines is now open!
New to The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square this year will be two opportunities for guests to create lasting photo memories during skating sessions. Storibox will provide a green screen with several options of festive backgrounds for guests to choose from, along with an on-site photo retail booth offering digital and print products. Storibox has also developed the Giga Selfie, which will allow guests to take the perfect selfie with custom templates around designated areas of the rink. Available daily during operating hours.
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. through January, 20, 2020, with the exception of closing at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Ticket prices for regular admission are $18 and $13 for children eight years old and under, with figure skate or hockey skate rental included in the cost of admission. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at unionsquareicerink.com, and are available at the ice rink ticket window in Union Square Park (333 Post Street in San Francisco). Group rates and private parties are also available on the Corporate and Private Events page.
The lineup of special events for the season are listed below.
Learn to Skate presented by Kaiser Permanente | Every Saturday and Sunday | 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente invites skaters with little to no experience to The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance. Space is limited to 50 participants per day. Sign up at unionsquareicerink.com/san-francisco-events.
Flashback Fridays presented by iHeart80s @ 103.7| Friday, November 8, 2019; Friday, December 13, 2019; Friday, January 10, 2020 | 6–7:30 p.m. and 8–9:30 p.m.
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines celebrates more than a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite decade—the ‘80s—at “Flashback Fridays.” On the second Friday of each month, these special sessions feature iHeart80s @ 103.7 personalities on-hand spinning hits by Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lionel Richie, and more! Skaters are encouraged to don their favorite legwarmers and unitard, and come party at this totally tubular event!
10th Annual Drag Queens On Ice Presented by Alaska Airlines | Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 8 p.m.
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines is never more fabulous than during one of the City’s most popular events of the holiday season—Drag Queens On Ice—now in its 10th year! To celebrate, this year’s event will feature new acts, audience surprises, and of course, San Francisco’s fiercest drag queens.
Silent Skate Party | Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6–7:30 p.m. and 8–9:30 p.m.
The popular Silent Skate Party returns to The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines for one night only! A silent disco on ice, Silent Skate Party transports guests from the bustling Union Square to a skate dance party like no other. Headphones will be provided to all skaters, who then have the ability to choose one of three stations to listen to as they skate the night away.
Polar Bear Skate: San Francisco Edition | Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 2–3:30 p.m.
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines welcomes skaters of all ages to the return of San Francisco’s take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and “take the plunge” in the ice rink for this New Year’s Day Union Square tradition. All skaters are invited to kick-off the New Year in their chicest, wildest, and most inventive beach attire in hopes of walking away with prizes, awarded on theme, originality and overall appearance.
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