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Irvine Spectrum Center’s OC Chill Ice Rink now open

WHAT: Irvine Spectrum Center has transformed into a winter wonderland with its outdoor OC Chill Ice Rink. Now open, visitors can enjoy the 47 foot by 72 foot rink through Monday, Jan. 16 with extended evening hours in late November and December.

Skate sessions are 75 minutes.  Prices are $20 for adults and children,including skate rentals and $16 if you bring your own skates. For todders, the price is $16, including skate rental (sizes 8T to 12T only). Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. Season passes, private lessons and private parties are also available.

The OC Chill Ice Rink is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  For more information, please visit


  • Now through Monday, Jan. 16
  • Hours vary throughout the holiday season.


  • The rink is 47 feet wide by 72 feet long
  • The rink weighs 51,840 pounds, or 18 pounds per square foot
  • It is maintained by the world’s smallest custom Zamboni
  • The ice is actually painted white each year
  • More than 30,000 skaters take the ice annually
  • Irvine Spectrum Center now offers season passes, which weren’t available when it first debuted, and the passes continue to grow in popularity every year
  • Private parties are very popular and the ice rink hosts numerous parties each season
  • At least a dozen couples have gotten engaged on the ice rink in the last 14 years!

WHERE: Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Irvine Spectrum Center Dr.