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Area Ice Rinks Opening for the Season

Skaters have fun on the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink in 2011.

With temperatures expected to nose dive by Thursday, area ice rinks are opening for the season.

Sacramento’s Downtown Ice Rink at 7th and K streets opened on Friday. Normal hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. Admission to the rink is $8, free for kids under 4, and $2 skate rental.

Folsom’s ice rink, located in the city’s historic district, will be opening Monday and will stay open until Jan. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, with $8 admission for kids and $10 for adults. Skate rental will run you $2.

Elk Grove managed to push a deal through and get its first-ever ice rink. The rink will be opening in Old Town Elk Grove on Nov. 22 and stay open until Jan. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission and skate rental will run adults $11, while kids will have to pay $9.50.

All of the previous ice rinks are outdoor facilities. If you’re looking for an indoor option, there are three other ice rinks in the area.

Roseville’s Skatetown, Vacaville’s Ice Sports and Stockton’s Oak Park Ice Area all offer public skating sessions. For more information, visit their websites (listed below).

Skatetown Roseville: http://www.skatetown-roseville.com/

Vacaville Ice Sports: http://www.vacavilleicesport.com/

Oak Park Ice Arena: http://www.stocktonlive.com/venues/detail/oak-park-ice-arena

Of course, these arenas are open year-round, if you happen to get the inclination to skate during the spring or summer.