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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Ice Skate Outside in Santa Rosa

The sun may be shining and temperatures high, but there is still ice skating fun to be had at the outdoor Winter Lights Rink at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa. This synthetic rink functions just like a conventional rink and is eco-friendly to boot, since it doesn’t require any water or power to run. Even though the rink might not be frozen, don’t let that stop you from loading up at the snack shack which will feature popcorn, candy and of course, hot chocolate. Skating on the Square will kick off with a tree lighting ceremony on November 24 with a show by the Redwood Ice Theatre Company. Open skating rink hours will run from November 25 through December 31. Lace on your skates (and don your costume!) for one of the extra special theme nights, including Barbie on 11/30, 70s Disco on 12/7, Country Western on 12/14, and Ugly Sweater on 12/21. Tickets are $8.50 each and can be purchased at