San Jose Downtown Ice Skating

San Jose Downtown Ice Skating

This post was most recently updated on January 24th, 2019

Downtown Ice at the Circle of Palms in San Jose is open for the season. The ice skating rink is next to the San Jose Museum of Art and Fairmont Hotel, and across the street from The Tech and Christmas in the Park. In addition, this year Downtown Ice will be open from November 16, 2018 to January 27, 2019.  Downtown Ice will become  “Championship Ice” Jan. 4-7 for the CFP Championship Game on Jan 7th, and will be open until Jan 27 for the NHL All Star Game at SAP Center.

Downtown Ice in San Jose is one of the best bargains for holiday skating rinks because a ticket is for “all you can skate” instead of just for a single skating session.  For discounts, offers and special events, sign up for the Downtown Ice newsletter or follow Downtown Ice at Facebook and Twitter.

San Jose Downtown Ice Ticket Prices

Adults: 11years + – $17, Children 10 & younger, Seniors and Military: $15; Bring your own skates (BYOS): $10.  Season pass $80 includes skating once a day throughout the season. Tickets can be purchased at the rink, and in addition, eGift cards are available for instant gifts.

San Jose Downtown Ice Discounts

​Donate a Book – Skate for Free: Donate new or gently used children books for Reading Partners and receive 1 free pass per person to skate for free January 7 – 27, 2019.   Best books are for grades K-4, such as Dr. Suess; Mo Willems; Nikki Grimes; Laura Numeroff; P.D. Eastman; Maurice Sendak.

Run Like a Santa – Skate for Free:  Sign up for the December 16 Santa Run Silicon Valley (5K run/walk) and look for goodies in the virtual race bag – including a free pass to skate January 7 – 27, 2019 at Downtown Ice. The Santa Run has events for both adults and kids!  Santa Run SV benefits two Downtown holiday traditions – Downtown Ice and Christmas in the Park – more details here:

BYOS (Bring Your Own Skates) Mondays:  Bring your own skates and skate for free on these designated Mondays: November 19 and 26; December 3 and 10; January 7 and 14.

BOGO Free Coupon:  Buy one ticket and get one ticket free with coupon. Valid Nov 17- 20, 2018 and January 7-24, 2019 (except January 21 – Dr. MLK, Jr. Day).  Click here for coupon.

Hockey Fans for $10:  San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda season ticket holders and home game ticket stub holders get discounted $10 admission (adults or child) for up to 4 people per ticket shown. Valid Mondays through Wednesdays November 19 – December 19, 2018 and anytime January 7 – 27, 2019.

Holiday Hat Trick for$28:  Receive 1 free admission to each of three Downtown Attractions – Downtown Ice, The Tech and San Jose Museum of Art. Holiday Hat Trick passes available for purchase at each location.

Heads up for The Tech which has a permanent exhibit of Body Worlds Decoded. The Tech has added augmented reality (AR) and other emerging tech to put its own spin on Body Worlds.

VTA/CCJPA Riders $2 Discount:  VTA Riders receive $2 off admission anytime by showing their valid VTA pass at rink admissions.  Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority/Amtrak riders receive $2 off admission anytime by showing their CCJPA or Amtrak pass at rink admissions.

SJSU Spartan Discounts:  Show your SJSU student, faculty or alumni association I.D. to get $10 skating on the following dates: Mondays – Wednesdays November 26 – 29; December 3 – 5 and December 10 – 12. Plus anytime January 7 – 27, 2019. Limit 2 discounted skaters per SJSU I.D. card or promo offer shown from mobile device.

Groupon: $8 for a one day pass (no in and out).  This discount is while supplies last.

San Jose Downtown Ice Address

120 S. Market Street, tel: (408) 291-0525. Parking information is at

San Jose Downtown Ice  Hours:

Dec. 1-19 Saturday noon – midnight
Sunday noon – 10 p.m.
Monday – Thursday – 10 p.m.
Friday p.m. – midnight

Dec. 20–Jan. 7
Daily 11 a.m. – midnight
Christmas 2 p.m. – midnight
New Year’s Eve 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
New Year’s Day noon – midnight

Jan. 8–20
Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 9 p.m.
Friday 5 p.m. – midnight
Saturday noon – midnight
Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday 5 – 9 p.m.

Jan. 21–27
Monday – MLK, Jr. Day 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday 5 – 9 p.m.
Thursday – Friday 5 p.m. – midnight
Saturday noon – midnight
Sunday . 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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