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“Lace up your skates and hit the ice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Redwood Empire Ice Arena

Redwood Empire Ice Arena
Ranked #20 of 87 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Owner description: Founded by Charles Schulz, "Snoopy's Home Ice," has become a community center as well as the place the comic strip artist loved best.
Belmont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Lace up your skates and hit the ice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

This is a huge favorite when we get all the cousins together for an afternoon. They hit the ice, we hit Snoopy's Cafe for a grown up visit with the kids in full view. During the holidays, public skate sessions can get pretty crowded, but it's all in good fun.

Visited February 2011
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“Kristy Yamagochi & Scott Hamilton trained here. Great memorabilia to see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

This is adjascent to the Charles Shultz Museum and on the same property as the Snoopy Gallery. The grounds are gorgeous and there are lots of fun life size statues of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends. This is a great ice rink if you are into skating. This rink has history. Kristy Yamagochi and Scott Hamilton as well as others trained here. Lots of beautiful stained glass inside the lobby. Pictures and trophies in the many cases that line the walls. A cool place to look around and watch the skaters practice their programs. It rounds out a visit to the Gallery and Museum.

Visited August 2011
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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Very Friendly Rink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2010

Just to preface this one, we always travel with ice skates because figure skating is my daughter's passion, and she loves skating on different rinks. So, of course, we had to skate here. Even if you don't skate, it is worth a stop because of the handprints in the concrete outside. It's a virtual skating hall of fame from Tenley Albright to Kristy Yamaguchi. If you know who they are, then you need to stop and take pictures.

It is a very nice one surface rink that looks straight out of the 1960s. We skated a public session and found the staff and patrons to be quite friendly and family-oriented. Normally, Saturday night skates can be very teenage driven but not here.

They arena has a cute coffee shop with a Peanuts theme and ample seats for viewing. It also has an area without glass so great place to take skating pictures.

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Santa Rosa, California
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“If you're into ice skating, this is the place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

Ice skating with a small cafe -- the "Warm Puppy" -- and a store that stocks all the Snoopy and Peanuts stuff you could possibly want. The arena is a great visit along with the Charles Schulz Museum, across the street. The ice skating is more for the skaters, and they have public skating sessions, as well as figure skating and hockey. And for people like me, skating lessons.

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