We were guests of The Hotel Del.
Skating by the Sea at The Hotel Del Coronado is one of our favorite Christmas Traditions
And how could not be. The Ice rink faces the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and Coronado beach.
Just look at this sunset. My family and I go ice skating by the sea at The Del every year so here are a few tips for when you visit.
Tip #1. We like to get to the Ice rink around 4pm, it’s usually not that crowded and you get to watch the sunset and enjoy the ice rink during the day.
And night and when it looks even more amazing.
Tip #2. You don’t have to be an expert ice skater, hardly no one is here, but stay away from the wet patches, those are your worst enemies. They clean the ice rink several times a day and that’s when the ice is perfect for skating.
Tip #3 Bundle up. We’re so lucky to live in a city with perfect weather all year round, even in December it could be in the upper 70’s but don’t forget that once the sun is gone around 4:45pm it gets chilly and since you’re by the ocean and on or close to the ice rink it’s colder, so make sure kids are warm enough and have them wear gloves! Very important.
Tip #4. Enjoy the moment. How’s this for a magical backdrop! The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights as holiday music fills the air. It’s impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit.
Tip #5. As a mom I learned that if your kids are skating with friends they’ll do it for a longer time. So try to get a group together of ice skaters so you can enjoy a hot chocolate, coffee or glass of wine while your children ice skate.
And you’re in luck because I’m giving away a pair of tickets to enjoy Ice Skating by the Sea at the Hotel Del Coronado, here’s what you have to do:
- YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW, telling me, what’s your favorite Christmas tradition and why.
- Post a photo of The Hotel Del, it could be of the hotel itself (Must be a picture taken by you) or with friends, family etc.. Post the photo on Facebook and tag @TheLatinaMOM (https://www.facebook.com/thelatinamom/)
Giveaway will be open until midnight on December 25th I’ll announce the winner on the morning December 26th on our Facebook page. Giveaway is open to all U.S residents 18 years and older.
Good luck and Merry Christmas!
Learn more about what’s happening at the Hotel Del during the Holidays:
- Holidays at The Hotel Del Coronado, “Winter of Whimsy”
- Sunday Brunch with Santa at The Hotel Del Coronado is Holidaylicious!