Holiday Fun in Newport Beach
It's More Than Just Skating!
Ice Skating at Our Fire & Ice Festival
Get ready to glide through the holidays with our new ice skating rink at Newport Dunes!
The 4,000+ square foot ice rink is part of our inaugural Fire & Ice Festival. Experience the magic of our winter wonderland with stunning water views as you skate on our perfectly groomed ice rink. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s something for everyone at our rink.
Our ice skating rink is the perfect place to create lasting memories with friends and family. Enjoy a romantic skate with your partner, or bring the kids for a fun-filled winter outing. We also offer skate rentals, skate aids, and helmets for all ages and skill levels.
After your 90-minute skating session, warm up with a hot chocolate, coffee or festive cocktail at our rink side Igloo Bar (open Wednesday – Sunday). Or, get a s’more kit and roast marshmallows at one of our fire pits. Take photos at our holiday inflatable garden.
Our ice skating rink is part of the Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival. We are open during the holiday season, from November 24, 2023 to January 1, 2024.
Ice Skating Rink Hours:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm – 9:30 pm (last skate session starts at 8 pm)
Monday – Thursday:
November 27 – Dec. 14: 4 pm – 9:30 pm
December 18 – Jan. 1: 12 pm – 9:30 pm
Ice Skating is weather permitting. Socks are required.
Here are some additional benefits of our ice skating rink:
- Conveniently located at Newport Dunes in the heart of Newport Beach.
- Skate on one of the largest outdoor ice rinks in Orange County.
- Stunning water views.
- Perfect for ages 3 and up and all skill levels.
- Skate rentals and skate aids available. Please wear or bring socks!
- Private parties available.
Book your tickets today and experience the magic of our winter wonderland at Newport Dunes Resort! Peak times will most likely sell out so book early if you are planning for a specific date/time.
It's More than Just Ice Skating
It’s a Winter Wonderland!
- Experience Lighting of the Bay with over 50 holiday lights afloat starting at dusk nightly.
- Refresh at our rink-side Igloo Bar with hot chocolate and festive cocktails Wednesday – Sunday.
- Stroll through our inflatable garden – perfect for holiday picture-taking.
- Enjoy weekend live entertainment including Fire Dancers.
- Fire tables and s’mores.
- Check out the holiday tree lot with trees fresh from Oregon.
Book your tickets in advance and experience the magic of winter at Newport Dunes!
Ice skating will be offered as weather permits since it is outdoors. Please remember to bring/wear socks. Socks will also be available for purchase.
Relax after skating . . . enjoy a hot toddy or hot chocolate . . . share with family and friends.
Things to Consider When You come Ice Skating
Lighting of the Bay
Experience our 33rd annual Lighting of the Bay with over 50 holiday lights floating in the bay. The lights come on nightly at dusk.
Holiday Tree Lot
Pick your own holiday tree just delivered from an Oregon tree farm. Our fresh and fragrant trees are some of the best Orange County has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Fire & Ice Festival will begin Friday, November 24, 2023 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will run through January 1, 2024.
Festival hours of operation are:
- Holiday Inflatable Garden
- Lighting of the Bay & Resort holiday lights- starts at dusk daily
Ice Rink, Fire Pits & S’more Kits open daily. Hours are:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (last skate session starts at 8 pm)
Monday – Thursday:
November 27 – Dec. 14: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
December 18 – Jan. 1: 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Igloo Bar – Open Wednesday – Sunday 4 – 9 pm
Fire Dancing – Friday & Saturday nights at 5:45 & 7:45 pm
Holiday hours may vary.
Yes! The Fire & Ice Festival is free admission and open to the public. Ice skating, concessions, and holiday trees will be available for purchase.
There is a charge for parking. Parking rates are as follows: 0 to 30 minutes: FREE, 30 minutes to 2 hours: $10, 2 to 5 hours: $15, 5 to 8 hours: $20, 8 to 24 hours: $25.
For ice skating, advanced reservations are recommended, not required. You can reserve your time on the ice rink online beginning in early November.
Peak hours are $25 for a 90-minute skate session. Off-peak hours are $20 for a 90-minute skate session. Ice skate rental is included in this price.
Tickets include a 90-minute session. The 90 minutes begins at the start time of your reservation. Sessions run every two hours and are shown when you book. The last session starts at 8:00 pm.
Yes, we have a large parking lot on site. The first 30 minutes are free.
Parking rates are as follows: 0 to 30 minutes: FREE, 30 minutes to 2 hours: $10, 2 to 5 hours: $15, 5 to 8 hours: $20, 8 to 24 hours: $25.
Yes, skate rentals are included. Sizes range from toddler to adult. You are welcome to bring your own skates, however, the admission fee is the same price. SOCKS ARE REQUIRED. Please be sure to bring or wear socks. We will have socks available for purchase if needed.
Skating aids are an additional cost of $10. We also have a limited quantity of helmets for those who wish to wear one. Helmets are free and first-come, first-serve.
Ice Skating is for ages 3 and up. Skating aids will be available to rent for $10.
Yes, socks are required. We will have socks available to purchase.
Yes, the ice rink will be open on a weather-permitting basis. If it is pouring rain, it will be closed. If you are unsure of the weather, you may call our team at (949) 375-8829.
Yes, we offer discounted rates for skating for groups of 15 or more. Please call our team at (949) 375-8829 for more information and to book your group.
Fire dance performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. They last 15 minutes. Head to the Gazebo area to view!
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach 92660.
From Jamboree, follow Back Bay Drive and turn left into the Newport Dunes Resort Entrance. There will be signage directing you to the Fire & Ice Festival.
Yes! Please visit our sponsorship page for more information.