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Experience San Diego's Only Beachfront Ice Skating Rink

Skating by the Sea® returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 13th year from Thanksgiving Day, November 23, through January 1. This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a magical backdrop as holiday music fills the air and guests enjoy hot chocolate and libations.

A portion of the proceeds from The Del’s Skating by the Sea® will be donated to Make-A-Wish San Diego.


Thanksgiving Holidays 
Thanksgiving (Nov. 23): 11am – 9pm
Day After Thanksgiving (Nov 24): 10am – 10pm

Nov 25– Dec 17*
Weekdays: 4pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am – 10pm
Sundays: 11am – 8pm

*Tue, Dec 5 the rink will be closed from 3-5pm and 6-8:30pm for Make-A-Wish Family Skate Night. Wed, Dec 6, during the community Holiday Festival the rink will be unavailable for skating from 4-5pm and 6:15-6:50pm for the Ice Show.

Dec 18 – 31
Mondays to Fridays: 10am – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am –10pm
Sundays: 11am-8pm (includes Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

Christmas Day (Dec 25): 11am -9pm

New Year’s Day (Jan 1): 11am – 9pm

RESERVE NOW Open Third Party Booking system

Skating is $30 per person and ice skate rentals are included. Reservations are not required and skating sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available for purchase at the rink on the day of the event or online. Online tickets act as vouchers for the day. After purchasing online tickets, you may redeem these at any time during rink hours. Skate times may be limited to 90-minutes based on capacity. No in and out privileges.

All skaters must sign a waiver before participating (parent signature required if under 18). Download waiver.

Please note: ice rink schedule and hours may be subject to change and are weather permitting. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets.


There are group discounts and professional skating instruction. All skaters must sign a waiver prior to entering the rink (click to print and sign in advance). Group skating inquiries and special requests should be directed to the rink manager at Group rates are only available 11/28 – 12/16; no buyouts available during regularly scheduled hours.

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Schedule the ultimate holiday adventure with a group skating session at Skating by the Sea® followed by a dinner or event of your choice.  Choose from one of our oceanfront restaurants  that offer group menus perfect for every taste, cater an event on our Garden Patio during DELights and enjoy fantastic holiday light shows or book a bonfire and roast jingle s’mores and other fireside treats.

To plan a Holiday Skating Adventure or to host a Holiday Party for 40 or more guests at one of our legendary venues please submit an Inquiry Form below.

INQUIRY FORM Emails Holiday Experience Planners


A portion of the proceeds from The Del’s Skating by the Sea® will be donated to Make-A-Wish San Diego.

If you would like to make an additional donation this holiday season and help us Make Every Wish Come True for children with life-threatening medical conditions, please visit or call 1-858-707-9474. Thank you for your generosity!


Celebrate A Winter of Whimsy as The Del transforms into a colorful  winter wonderland – Southern California style.

ULTIMATE HOLIDAY PLANNING GUIDE Opens Holidays at The Del event page

Holidays at The Del

Celebrate ‘A Winter of Whimsy’ as America’s beachfront legend transforms into a colorful winter wonderland.


Skating by the Sea®

Experience San Diego’s only beachfront ice skating rink.


Celebrating 130 Years

130 Years of InDELible Memories. One Year of Epic Experiences.


Roast: Beach Bonfire

Tuck your toes in the sand as you enjoy a magical private beach bonfire.

roast bonfires at the del

Painting by the Sea

Inspire your inner artist and experience Painting by the Sea.

painting at the sea at the del

Beach Spin

Join us for Beach Spin at The Del – a unique fitness experience overlooking the Pacific.

beach spin at the del

Holiday Movies on the Beach

Join us for Movies on the Beach this holiday season.

Movies on the Beach

Main Pool & Pool Cabanas

Relax and enjoy the sun poolside or in the hot tub. Our pool is kept at 75 degrees year-round.

View of Hotel del Coronado pool facing west

Del Beach® Rentals

Relax in a glamorous half-moon cabanette, plush day beds or luxurious lounge chair on Del Becah.

Woman relaxing on Del Beach

Grand American Beach Vacation

Hotel del Coronado offers endless magical beachfront experiences unrivaled on the West Coast.

Grand American Beach Vacation at Hotel del Coronado

Spa at The Del

Reawaken the senses with ocean-inspired spa treatments and tranquil spa terrace with infinity pool.

Woman relaxing in pool at Spa at The Del

Yoga on the Beach

When the ocean is your inspiration, finding your inner zen is effortless.

yoga on Del Beach

Mermaid Fitness at The Del

Join us for an exciting water aerobics class with colorful mermaid tails! (Returns in Spring 2018)

Mermaid Fitness at The Del

Retail Therapy

Enjoy exclusive VIP perks at Fashion Valley Mall.

Fashion Valley Mall

Del Watersports

Ride the sparkling blue Pacific on a surfboard, paddleboard or skimboard!

surfing & paddleboarding at The Del

DelVentures for Kids

Send the kids on a DelVenture at The Del’s fun activity center for kids ages 4-12.

Kids playing on Del Beach

Fitness Center

The Fitness center offers unique classes and a state-of-the-art gym for overnight guests.

Fitness Center treadmills

Bike Rentals

Explore Coronado Island like a local. Bike rentals are available daily at PeDels along the boardwalk.

Woman on Bike at Hotel del Coronado

Boat Rentals

For sailing enthusiasts and watersports fans, lessons and equipment rentals are available at Seaforth Boat Rentals.

sailing at the del


With over 80 courses to choose from, there’s no shortage of spectacular golf in the San Diego area.

golf at The Del

Family Portraits

Schedule a custom photo shoot for your family at The Del.

family portraits at the del

Custom Family Movies

Capture vacation memories with a personalized, Hollywood-quality family movie trailer by UrLife media.

Family Walking into the Water on Coronado Beach
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