Yosemite National Park Ice Skating

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Ice Skating

Winter recreation has been a popular tradition within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park for decades, and ice skating is no exception, with an ideal outdoor setting for winter fun.

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  • Ice skating is an exceptional treat when visiting Yosemite in the winter months
  • Enjoy views of Half Dome and Glacier Point as you glide around the rink
  • The Curry Village Ice Rink has accommodated skaters for more than 70 years
  • Have some S'mores around the outdoor fire pit


Yes, Yosemite National Park has ice-skating. And with the incredible granite face of Yosemite National Park’s famed Half Dome rising more than 5,000 feet above you, and views of landmark Glacier Point just as visible, it is rather difficult to focus on your sit-spin. Which begs the question, “Who needs moves like these anyway?”

Where to go Ice Skating

The Curry Village Ice Rink, located at the Curry Village recreation center, has been accommodating wide-eyed and happy skaters for over 70 years. Come experience this memorable Yosemite tradition, complete with an outdoor fire pit and ready provisions for S'mores available all winter. Considered by many one of America’s top ten ice rinks, this one demolishes the competition with scenery alone. Coincidentally, it is also one heck of an ice rink!

Weather conditions permitting, the Curry Village Ice Rink is open from the middle of November to early March.


Rental shops will provide the less-equipment-savvy skaters with some gear, and retail shops can take care of any complications with the cold (California does get cold from time to time, contrary to popular belief). The Park prefers that you provide your own legs, but pretty much has everything else covered!