History

Iceland Ice Skating Rink has been a fixture in Sacramento since 1940 and was a well-loved venue for countless numbers of shows and fun for all who have skated here. Iceland operated continuously from November 4, 1940 until March 28, 2010, when a 5-alarm arson fire burned the rink to the ground.

The fire destroyed almost all of Iceland, but not our spirit. Fortunately, the rink foundation was built of metal pipes and not the plastic pipes that are used in modern rinks. The metal pipes survived the fire and were a starting point to build upon once again. As Iceland begins her 6th season of outdoor skating, and her 76th year of existence, she continues to be able to bring the joy of skating to future generations. Bring your skates!

Learn more about Iceland’s history by watching the outstanding documentary film Frozen In Time: Sacramento’s Iceland Ice Rink from Tim Walton.