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Experience San Diego's Only Beachfront Ice Skating Rink

Skating by the Sea® returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 14th year from November 22 – 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. The 2018-2019 season will also include exciting new features and experiences.

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

Click here to reserve the Skating by the Sea room package


Thanksgiving Holiday: Nov 22 – 25
Monday-Wednesday: 10am – 10pm
Thanksgiving (11/22): 10am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Nov 26 – Dec 23*
Weekdays: 4pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am – 10pm
Sundays: 10am – 8pm
*The ice rink is closed Dec 2 from 4-8pm for a private event, Dec 4 from 6-8pm for Make-A-Wish Skate Night and Dec 5 from 5-7pm for Chanukah on Ice.

Christmas Holiday
Christmas Eve (12/24): 10am – 8pm
Christmas Day (12/25): 10am – 8pm

Dec 26 – 30
Weekdays: 10am – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am – 10pm
Sundays: 10am – 8pm

New Year’s Holiday
New Year’s Eve (12/31): 10am – 8pm
New Year’s Day (1/1): 10am – 10pm

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. In the event of an ice rink closure, rain checks will be offered. No other exchanges or refunds are permitted.


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!

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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

Roast: Beach Bonfire

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

roast bonfires at the del

Movies on the Beach

Join us for Movies on the Beach this spring and summer.

Movies on the Beach

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

Painting by the Sea

Inspire your inner artist and experience Painting by the Sea.

painting at the sea at the del

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

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

Beach Spin

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

beach spin 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!

Mermaid Fitness at The Del

Legendary Tours

Experience the Legend of The Del in a daily tour that highlights the iconic property’s rich heritage.

Marilyn Monroe at The Del

Del Watersports

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

Del Watersports

Fitness Center

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

Fitness Center treadmills

DelVenture 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

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


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

golf at The Del

Boat Rentals

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

sailing at the del

Custom Family Memories

Create custom family memories at The Del.

Family Walking into the Water on Coronado Beach

Holidays at The Del

Celebrate A Christmas Legend at The Del this holiday season .

Holiday lights at Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea®

Experience San Diego’s only beachfront ice skating rink.

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