Oakland Ice Center

519 18th Street

The OIC is dedicated to providing people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy quality skating programs and ice sports and throughout their lifetime.

The Oakland Ice Center is a city-owned public skating facility conveniently located in the heart of downtown Oakland at 519 18th Street, and easily reached from the 19th Street BART station. Customers enjoy free parking located directly across the street in a secured parking lot.

With one Olympic-size rink and another NHL-size rink, two party rooms and meeting space for group events, the Oakland Ice Center can simultaneously host a wide variety of activities. Other facility features include spectator seating for 1500, state-of-the-art sound system and locker rooms. A fully stocked snack bar and pro shop are also open seven days a week.

Opened in 1995 the OIC is a year-round recreational facility offering public skating sessions seven days a week, plus a variety of affordable learn to skate classes for skaters of all ages and abilities.

As your family fun destination, the OIC offers birthday packages, and affordable rates for groups of 15 or more.

Professional figure skating instruction is offered under the direction of well-known World and Olympic coach Christy Ness, coach of the 1992 World and Olympic Champion.

The Oakland Ice Center is managed by Ice Specialty Entertaintment, Inc. The OIC is committed to promoting our center as a family-friendly community center.


Judith Justice

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Had a fantastic time at the beginner curling class. The instructors were very patient and helpful. We went from zero knowledge aside from TV viewing to successful stone throws down the ice. After the training session was over the instructors even accompanied us to a bar nearby (Make Westing) for celebratory drinks. I highly recommend the curling classes for anyone that is interested in a fun, new hobby.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
I give it 4 star because I feel the prices are still a bit high. It's the only ice rink in the area. People come from all over to skate here. If they lower the prices some, they will get more customers. The ice felt smooth, the staff was helpful.

Asian Rubbish

Friday, May 18, 2018
I went with my friends today and it was super fun! The food was good and the people were super nice as well.

Matt Kaczkowski

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Convenient ice rink with two ice sheets, one Olympic and one NHL sized rink. Great offerings for kids and adults alike between free skate, hockey, curling, speed skating, and broom ball. Fun for the whole family.

Stagheart 492

Saturday, May 26, 2018
This rink is really fun, and in good condition. It was a little crowded, but not so much so that you can’t skate and have fun.