Little Ice Skating Rink 

  • Location: Alameda South Shore Center 523 South Shore Center W

  • Phone: 510-629-1423

  • Website: http://thelittleicerink.com/

  • Pricing: $$$

  • Hours:  Monday-Friday: 12pm-10pm Saturday-Sunday: 10am-10pm Open until Jan. 17th

Description: This is the cutest little skating rink. Emphasis for sure on little. It is a cute little place to take the family for a trip around the rink. I love that they have ways to assist young skaters so that they can participate too. There are little seals that you can push your young ones around the rink on. Or reindeer that unstable skaters can push around for balance. The rink is small and can get crowded. When we went a day camp was there but when they left there was a lot more room to move about without worry of crashing. Everything is pretty straight forward in terms of shoe rental and things. The place is so small you can sort of watch your things from the ice so you don't have to worry too much. It is expensive I would say especially if you have multiple children. I ended up paying $50 for my family of 3, which is way more than I typically spend on an outing. Especially for such a short outing, the session is 90 minutes. 

Highlights: I loved the little seal for Ayala to sit on while we pushed her around the ring. If we didn't have that we wouldn't have been able to take her because with her little 2 year old feet and balance she wouldn't have made it otherwise.

Tips: Try to go on off peak hours. It's small so it get's crowded, maybe earlier or later might be better than the middle of the day. 

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