Think ice skating is a holiday activity reserved for our friends up frozen regions? Think again! Here are some places that you can go ice skating—both outdoors and indoors— right here in the desert.
Seasonal Ice Skating Rinks
Get into the spirit of winter by skating on a real ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream, decorated with a massive holiday tree and thousands of twinkling lights.
1 E Washington St, Phoenix
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess invites you to their annual holiday transformation, featuring an ice skating rink, a Build-a-Bear workshop, s'more making stations, and even a four-story musical tree. The desert ice-skating rink is made with real ice, and has been recognized as one of the "Top Ten Holiday Ice Rinks in the World" by the Vancouver Sun.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale
Partake in the timeless holiday tradition of ice skating on Westgate’s real ice rink. Back again this year is the ever-popular, horse-drawn carriage rides that are free to all guests. Adding even more magic to the holidays, snowfall happens twice nightly and Santa Claus is on-hand to listen to Christmas wishes.
Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale
Downtown Mesa becomes a winter wonderland, with an ice rink smack dab in the middle of downtown. Get the full Christmas spirit with Santa selfies, a European-style Christmas market and the Food Truck Forest.
Center and Main streets
The East Valley farm pulls out all the stops for the holidays. Skate around under the stringed lights, and when you're done, take a hayride or find some furry friends at the petting zoo.
24810 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek
Arcadia Ice Arena: 3853 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix
Ice Den: 9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale
Oceanside Ice Arena: 1520 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe
AZ Ice Gilbert: 2305 E. Knox Road, Gilbert
Ice Den Chandler: 7225 W. Harrison Street, Chandler
AZ Ice Peoria: 15829 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria