Three people hold hands while ice skating at an outdoor rink in Bellevue
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Glide around the Sound with these transit accessible ice skating spots

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Our region, with its crisp winter air and picturesque surroundings, offers many ice skating opportunities for enthusiasts of all ages.  

Seattle's winter wonderland is easily accessible by public transit, making it convenient for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the magic of ice skating, whether you're a seasoned skater or lacing up for the first time.

So bundle up, grab your ORCA card and explore some places to skate around the Sound, all conveniently accessible by public transit! 

From downtown Bellevue to the heart of Seattle and beyond, these skating spots offer a mix of festive ambiance and recreational fun for all. 

Kraken Community Iceplex

Location: Northgate, 4455 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 

Accessibility: Accessible by the 1 Line via Northgate Station and various bus routes. Plan your trip to Northgate!

Details: Not only can you enjoy public skating sessions at Kraken Iceplex, but the bonus is the chance to catch the Seattle Kraken in action during their open practices, providing an exciting opportunity for hockey fans. 

*Winter Classic Skate

Join for select public skates and you could go home with a Winter Classic jersey! 

Thursday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. 

See their website for more events.

Pop Up Ice Skating Rink in Occidental Square

Location: Occidental Square, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104 

Accessibility: Reachable by various bus lines and the 1 Line via Pioneer Square Station. Plan your trip to Occidental Square! 

Details: This temporary ice skating rink transforms the square into a winter wonderland, providing a lively atmosphere with nearby shops and eateries. 

Check here for dates. 

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 

Accessibility: Take ST Express to Bellevue Transit Center, followed by a short walk to the park. Plan your trip to Bellevue Transit Center! 

Details: Nestled in the heart of Bellevue, this outdoor ice rink offers a charming skating experience surrounded by twinkling lights and festive décor. 

Visit here for more information. 

Two young friends hold hands while ice skating
​​Photo credit Bellevue Downtown Association

Angel of the Winds Arena Everett

Location: 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201  

Accessibility: Reachable by Sound Transit buses, Community Transit, Everett Transit and the Sounder commuter train N Line. Plan your trip to Everett Station!

Details: The Angel of the Winds Arena offers seasonal public ice skating sessions, allowing visitors to glide across the same ice where professional hockey teams play. 

Check the arena's site for more.

Holiday Magic Ice Skating at Washington State Fairgrounds Puyallup

Location: Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371 

Accessibility: Reachable by bus and the Sounder commuter train S Line. Plan your trip to Puyallup!

Details: Embrace the holiday spirit at the fairgrounds with Holiday Magic Ice Skating, an enchanting experience for families and friends. 

Go here for pricing and schedule information.