Get ready to skate! Walnut Creek’s outdoor rink opens Thursday afternoon

It’s that time of year again for Walnut Creek’s Downtown On Ice, starting Thursday afternoon and continuing through January 18.

Sponsors say that an anticipated 45,000 skaters and thousands more spectators will have the opportunity to visit downtown Walnut Creek during this 10-plus week skating “extravaganza” organized by the Downtown Business Association and the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.

With the library construction, the rink has moved to a new spot in Civic Park.

If you’re interested, you can skate on key holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Here is information about about THE public skating schedule and admission prices, which can range from $11-$15.

6 thoughts on “Get ready to skate! Walnut Creek’s outdoor rink opens Thursday afternoon

  1. 8:35

    Have your charitable foundation fund the entire operation! Start a foundation to fund it for next year.

    I'm looking forward to skating and I understand not everything in life is free.


  2. I think 8:35 was just being snarky. I posted the 7:52…it wasn't meant as a complaint…just a not well thought out comment.

    Soccer mom: If you can, check the IP addresses to confirm that I was 7:52 and delete the post so that people can enjoy the holiday discussion.



  3. I'm not going to pay $15 to walk around on skates in a crowded rink. I'd rather walk around and enjoy people's Christmas decorations and lights for free 🙂


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