Snoopy's Home Ice aka: The Redwood Empire Ice Arena

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA 01368633

Snoopy's Home Ice is a Santa Rosa family favorite.  Built by Charles Schulz in 1969, it took over 1 years to consturct.  Charles Schulz grew up in St. Paul, and was very involved in figure skating and hockey as a child.  He moved to Santa Rosa in 1958 he found there were no decent places to play hockey.  He decided to build one of Northern California's biggest indoor Ice Arena.

Snoopy's Home Ice is designed to look like a Swiss Chalet on the outside, and an Alpine village inside.  There are 500 permanent seats which can be increased to 3000 for special events such a Christmas ice shows and concerts.  

Snoopy's offers the following skating activities to include: 

  • Skate rental
  • Figure skating
  • Freestyle skating
  • Hockey, to include
    • League play
    • pick-up games
    • lessons

Charles Schulz created the Snoopy's Senior World Hockey Tournament which occurs during 1 week in the summer and includes 64 senior teams from around the world.

The skating center is available for private rental, and there are hours set aside where non profits can do skating related fund raisers such as "broom ball"

Santa Rosa League play


Not a skater?  Enjoy a hot beverage and a snack in the Warm Puppy Cafe which overlooks the ice rink or do some shopping in the Charles Schulz gift shop. 


Location: 1667 W. Steele Lane Santa Rosa, Ca.  

Phone: 707.546.7147


Hours: Call as the hours change

Serviced by Santa Rosa City bus lines 6 & 10



I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better north bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  


  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
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Jim Cheney, Broker

"Your Realtor in Rincon Valley"

Wine Country Real Estate

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County


Comments (2)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jim, what a fun name, and a place kids can go and have fun.  Nice localism post.

Jan 19, 2018 01:41 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I never knew this place existed, Jim, much less the history with Charles Shultz. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 22, 2018 04:48 PM