Every year I tell myself that I’m going to take my kids ice skating in downtown San Jose during the holidays. Every year, I quickly forget that promise. There’s always a million things that come up. Holiday parties, impromptu family visits, and inevitably, some illness. This year my family was hit hard in the illness department and spent most of the holidays in bed or on the couch. I didn’t think that we’d get to make it this year as well. With Christmas long gone, I figured that we’d have to wait another year for me to fulfill my promise.
Lucky for me, Downtown Ice is open through this weekend. Downtown Ice is located in the Circle of Palms between the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Museum of Art. The South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, has the coolest partners – Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and Hawaiian Airlines.
Bring Your Own Skates night is tonight, Jan. 8. Bring your own skates and skate for FREE! This Friday, Jan. 11, experience an Aloha Friday with just $10 admission to everyone dressed in Hawaiian attire. And you can register to win a 3-night Hawaiian Dream Vacation – courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. My family stayed at Ihilani over the summer. It was a magical experience.
I’m thinking that an evening skating under the stars may be a very magical experience too. I’m so glad that I have a few more days to finally make good on my promise.