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


CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink Phoenix


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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.

CityScape Phoenix
1 E Washington St, Phoenix


Christmas At The Princess


Ice skating ⛸ in the desert 🌵

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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


Skate Westgate


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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



Open Year-Round


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