Just across the Bay, Alameda’s Little Ice Rink (it really is quite small) offers warm drinks rink-side, Off The Grid food trucks on Saturday afternoons and Bobby the Seal skating aids for the less assured and younguns. The rink’s location in the South Shore Center shopping district also means the opportunity to get some Christmas gifts in the bag—it's a one-stop shop.
523 South Shore Center West, Alameda. Oct 28–Jan 8th. 3pm–10pm Mon to Fri; 10am–10pm Sat to Sun; during the holiday school break, noon to 10pm Mon to Fri. $13–$17 for unlimited skating with no re-entry (includes skate rental). thelittleicerink.com