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Ice, Ice Baby

The best toddler-friendly skating rinks

Getting into the holiday spirit can be a little challenging when it’s nearly 80 degrees outside. Nevertheless, every kid deserves a round of ice skating this time of year. Here are some of the best rinks offering ice time just for tots.
From December 19th to January 6th, ICE at Santa Monica will be hosting Lil’ Tot Time on Mondays from 10-11am and again from 1-2pm. The hour-long sessions are strictly for children under the age of 5 (accompanied by an adult). Each session is $20 and includes skate rental, hot cocoa and healthy snacks. Reservations required.
ICE at Santa Monica
1324 5th St., Santa Monica

The pop-up outdoor rink at Woodland Hills Ice currently offers hour-long “Tiny Tots Skating School” classes ($10 each), for tots ages 4 and under. The drop-in classes are on Mondays at 2:30pm and Sundays at 9am; double-bladed skates and helmets are included.
Woodland Hills Ice

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., at Erwin St.; Woodland Hills                       
Toyota Sports Center, where the LA Kings train, offers instructional skating for 3 and 4-year-olds, accompanied by an adult. The six-week “Beach Babies Skate” classes meet once a week, for 30 minutes on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, Wednesdays at 4pm, and Saturdays at 10:45am ($105/session; includes skate rental).
Toyota Sports Center
555 North Nash St., El Segundo