Marin on Ice Returns to Northgate this Holiday Season!

October 31, 2015

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Marin on Ice, Marin County's only holiday ice skating rink, returns to Northgate in San Rafael for a third season of open-air skating, opening Saturday, November 7, 2015 and running through January 10, 2016. The rink will be open daily, including holidays. Opening times vary, but the rink is generally open from 2 to 9 pm during the week, noon to 10 pm on Saturdays, and noon to 9 pm on Sundays, with extended hours during Thanksgiving week and around the holidays.

The Marin on Ice rink will be located in the same spot as in previous years, in Northgate's Oaktree Plaza near Kohl's. This year the Marin on Ice rink is bigger than ever, with 6,400 square feet of real ice!

Skating costs $15 per person, which includes skate rental, and "Skate Buddies" (the blue plastic chair-like supports) are available for beginners of all ages. Skates are available in sizes from a child's 9 to an adult 13. Tickets are good all day, and include in-and-out privileges.

Frequent skaters can purchase books of 10 tickets for $120—a 20% discount. Marin on Ice will also offer group skating lessons for kids ages 5 and up, taught by certified instructors.

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Those lucky enough to have a birthday in November, December, or January can have a skate party at Marin on Ice! Birthday parties are offered during public skating hours, and the cost is $275 for up to 12 skaters. Two-hour parties include a private ice cabana, skate rental for everyone, a table and chairs, and more. Outside food and beverages are allowed (excluding alcohol). The rink's four ice cabanas can be combined so parties can be for 12, 24, 36, or even 50 skaters. Non-skaters can join the party free of charge.

Private rink rentals are also available for your group, organization, or business. To book a party or private event, call (707) 287-4825 or fill out their online reservation request form.

For more information on Marin on Ice, visit

Northgate Mall is located off Highway 101 in San Rafael's Terra Linda area, between Northgate Drive and Las Gallinas Avenue. Plenty of free parking is available in the parking structure adjacent to the rink. Restroom facilities and plenty of restaurants can be found in the mall.

Disclosure: Marin on Ice is a Marin Mommies promotional partner.