Merry Meritage Holiday Ice Rink at Meritage Resort & Spa and Vista Collina Resort: Practice your pirouettes at Napa Valley’s only holiday ice rink, complete with falling snow, weekend carolers, , rentable “igloos,” and theme nights that include Tinsel Tea with a visiting princess and adults-only Bubbles & Blitzen wine tasting. Open through January 7.
Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink: Running for more than 30 years, Sacramento’s seasonal outdoor skating rink hosts public skating sessions daily through January 15. It’s also within easy walking distance to the Old Sacramento Waterfront’s Theatre of Lights, a free 20-minute live-action retelling of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” that takes place on the balconies above K Street.
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena: An indoor arena with an NHL-size rink, South Lake Tahoe’s year-round facility features a variety of programs, including public skate sessions, youth and adult ice hockey, and freestyle ice time for figure skaters.
Heavenly Village Ice Skating Rink: From November 1 through the Easter holiday, enjoy open-air skating in South Lake Tahoe after hitting the slopes. Then refuel on pizza, tacos, or burgers at one of the village’s many eateries.
Truckee Ice Rink: Practice your forward glides and backward wiggles while basking in the beauty of the surrounding pine trees. This seasonal outdoor rink is located just a half-mile south of downtown Truckee and features public skate times on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.