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Best Places For Holiday Ice Skating In Orange County

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Although the warm summer weather is a constant in the Orange County area, there are winter activities that locals can take part in in order to enjoy the winter season. Gather your family and friends and escape to a winter wonderland experience with these best ice skating locations in the OC.

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Spectrum On Ice / OC Chill Ice Rink
Irvine Spectrum
71 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-5180
Dates: November 2017 - January 7, 2018 (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

Every year, adults and children celebrate the holidays at one of Orange County's best outdoor ice rinks. Presenting its holiday on ice, The Irvine Spectrum Center rink sits next to the Giant Wheel and gives families, couples and kids the opportunity to get in the spirit as they put on their warmest to skate the day away. Families may purchase season passes, sign up for private lessons, or book the rink for private parties. For those family members who want to drop their kids off and do some shopping, the Irvine Spectrum offers a great selection of stores to choose from to get your holiday shopping off to a start. In addition, the Irvine Spectrum offers a chance to catch the latest blockbuster at the movie theater nearby and dine at world class eateries. Visit Irvine Spectrum Ice Rink for hours and dates its open.

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The Rinks Yorba Linda Ice
23641 La Palma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
(714) 692-8776 Ext. 10

The possibilities and potential are many for those in the Yorba Linda area for those looking to get out on the ice and in the spirit of the holidays, or to get some practice in. The facility offers many programs that range from hockey, figure skating and much more. The educators are very knowledgeable and customers are very happy with the services that are provided here for people of all ages. Extra time and attention is given to children that are learning to skate for the first time. As an adult, you can take classes to brush up on your skills or to learn how to skate in general.

Related: Best Places To Go Ice Skating In Orange County

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The Rinks Irvine Inline
3150 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 559-9949

Serving the locals in Irvine and surrounding cities for many years, the friendly staff at The Rinks in Irvine have made it the type of place that makes customers coming back year after year. When looking to plan a party, the prices are very reasonable as well, and it is also great for those wanting to learn how to skate. In order to see what program fits best for you, check online for all of the different events and classes that are available.

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The Rinks Anaheim Ice
300 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 535-7465

The beautiful ice rink at the Anaheim facility has one of the best and friendliest staff and has been noted that the Anaheim Ducks practice at this facility on occasion. The Olympic-size rink also holds hockey tournaments for those who are interested in getting more involved in the sport. The programs available range from figure skating to hockey and are open to all ages from children to adults. Rentals are available and there is also a wide selection of skating and hockey attire and equipment available at this facility.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on
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