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Booking Party Tips

Tips and Guidelines for Booking a Party Space

Party space: Each party space can accommodate up to 16 skaters.

Rain: Parties occur rain or shine. The ice rink is ¾ tented as is our party space.

Arrival and Set Up: Please check in directly at the skate rental window inside the rink entrance 25 minutes before your party. The attendant will direct you to the staff member assigned to your party. You will have approximately 15 to set up. Note: Please bypass the general ticket line and tell the attendant you have a party booked.

What to bring: Two 10-foot plastic/disposable tablecloths.

Optional: Outside food and beverage, candles, balloons, and tabletop decorations are permitted.

Please bring your own, candles, lighter, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, cake cutter/knife, etc. Hot thermal carafes, coolers, and small wagons for transporting to and from your car are all suggested. Trash and recycle containers are available at the ice rink.

IMPORTANT NOTES: As parties will be booked both before and after your event, we ask you to manage your time accordingly by arriving and departing on time.

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the Walnut Creek On Ice premises.
Please do not tape or hang anything on the side walls and/or structure of the party tent.
There are no electrical outlets available.

Onsite Food and Beverages: Hot cocoa and other beverages can be purchased on-site in our Snowflake Café and may be purchased in advance.

Wristbands: Wristbands will be given to the party host upon arrival. Each skater is required to wear a wristband in order to receive ice skates and to skate. Wristbands should be treated as cash and are not replaceable. Wristbands are not transferable.

Up to 6 additional wristbands may be purchased at a discounted rate 
1. By email at least 48 hours in advance of your party or
2. Directly from the ice rink party host/hostess the day of your event.

Your Guests: Advise your guests to meet you in front of the ice rink or at your reserved party space. Your guests will not be required to wait in the general ticket line. Wristbands should be given to each guest upon their arrival.

Skates: Guests may pick up ice skates once their wristbands have been attached. Skate size corresponds to shoe size. Skates should be laced snuggly to ensure ankle support and lose skate laces tucked in under pant legs.

Gliders: Gliders are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. Two gliders can be reserved in advance for your party. Glider rental is $5 for 30 minutes.

Skate Instructors: Walnut Creek On Ice has highly qualified skate instructors to enhance your party and quest experience. Arrangements can be made directly with the instructor of your choice. For instructor bios, rates, and contact information, click here or visit

Attire: Warm layers, long socks, gloves, hat, and jacket are suggested.

Skating Instructors Available

Want to include a skating lesson for your group or party? For an additional fee, book a private lesson with one of our experienced skating instructors.

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