The Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created with the mission to construct and operate Ice in Paradise, a public ice skating sports and recreational facility for the youth, students, families and the surrounding Santa Barbara Community.


Ice in Paradise has been a top source of fun and entertainment for the Santa Barbara Community since its opening. What started out as a dream has since turned into a leading Ice Skating Rink in the area. We’re experts in having a good time, and offer guests of all ages a chance to unleash their inner child through our wide range of entertainment services and activities. We offer guests a memorable experience with our large selection of programs. At Ice in Paradise, you’ll have a great time, no matter what. Contact us today and swing by for a visit.

Located in Goleta, near Girsh Park, the Camino Real Marketplace, and UC Santa Barbara, our award-winning, 46,500 sq. ft. arena includes two rinks - the Snider Rink, an NHL size rink (200' x 85') and the Norqual Rink, a smaller studio rink (100'x 60').   Our facility includes 6 team locker rooms, a figure skating room, specially equipped adaptive sports locker room, food concessions provided by RinkSide Cafe, rental skates, a student study or small meeting room, organized programs for figure skating and ice hockey (boys, girls, adults) and daily public skating.

We look forward to skating with you at Ice in Paradise!

Special thanks to Will Hahn for this amazing video!