Ice Skating

Holiday Fun in Newport Beach

It's More Than Just Skating!

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The Ice Rink is part of our Free Fire & Ice Festival

Ice Skating at Our Fire & Ice Festival

Get ready to glide through the holidays with our new ice skating rink at Newport Dunes!  Come day or night and glide across the ice.

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.  Skate rentals are included in the price of just $25 for a 90 minute session! We also offer 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.

Current Ice Skating Rink Hours:

Open Daily 12 pm – 9:30 pm. Holiday hours vary.*

*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 are included. 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.

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.

enjoy fire pits and make s'mores

Relax after skating . . . enjoy a hot toddy or hot chocolate . . . share with family and friends.

Things to Consider When You come Ice Skating


The ice rink will be open on a weather-permitting basis. If it is pouring rain, it will be closed. If you book a session and it rains, we will work with you to rebook or cancel the session.

What to Wear

Orange County coastal weather can vary widely. We suggest skaters dress in layers, so if they get cold or warm, they can adjust accordingly. You may want to wear gloves if your hands easily get cold. Socks are required for all skate rentals. We will have socks available for purchase.

Minimum Age

Children must be three years of age or older to skate. We do offer skate aids for younger children. They can hold on to a skate aid and push it along the ice to keep upright. It can be a big help when learning to skate.


Public restrooms are available near the ice rink. We suggest skaters use the facilities before skating as once you have your skates on, you cannot leave the matted area without taking off your ice skates.

Our rink side Igloo bar will be open for hot and cold drinks and snacks. Please check hours as this will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


Newport Dunes Resort is entrance is off Jamboree near Pacific Coast Highway. You'll enter at Back Bay Drive and take a left into our gated entry.

The address is:
Newport Dunes Resort & Marina
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA. 92660

Public parking is available for a fee. See FAQ for parking rates

Questions? Reach out to our friendly team at (949) 375-8829.

Please review our FAQ before calling.

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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.

Fire Pits & S'mores

After skating, relax rinkside at one our firepits. Get a s'more kit with your hot toddy or hot chocolate. Sit back and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Fire & Ice Festival begin?

The Fire & Ice Festival will begin Friday, November 24, 2023 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will run through January 1, 2024.

What are the hours?

Festival hours of operation are:

Open Daily:

  • Holiday Inflatable Garden
  • Lighting of the Bay & Resort holiday lights- starts at dusk daily<br>

Ice Rink, Fire Pits & S’more Kits open daily.

Rink Hours are currently: Open Daily 12 pm – 9:30 pm

Igloo Bar – Open Wednesday – Sunday 4 – 9 pm

Fire Dancing – Friday & Saturday nights at 5:45 & 7:45 pm

Holiday hours vary. 

Is the Fire & Ice Festival open to the public?

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.

Are advanced reservations required to ice skate?

For ice skating, advanced reservations are recommended, not required. You can reserve your time on the ice rink online beginning in early November. 

Where can I purchase ice skating tickets? Can I buy tickets on-site?

Tickets can be purchased in advance here. Your reservation is only valid for the time(s) and date(s) purchased.

Tickets can be purchased on-site at our ticket booth on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strongly encourage advance reservations.

What is the price to skate?

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. 

How long can I skate?

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.

Is parking available on site? What are the rates?

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.

Are skates included in the price?

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.

Is there an age minimum for ice skating?

Ice Skating is for ages 3 and up. Skating aids will be available to rent for $10. 

Do I need to wear socks when skating?

Yes, socks are required. We will have socks available to purchase. 

Is skating weather dependent?

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.

Do you offer group rates?

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. 

When are the fire dance performances?

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!

What is the address? Where is the ice rink located?

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.

Are company sponsorships available?

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