Sometimes just having the chance to try something that was totally outside your daily life can change your life. Berkeley Iceland provided the opportunity for kids of all backgrounds to get on the ice and discover a new passion.
More than just a rink - a Berkeley icon which brought everyone a bit closer. In spite of the conditions in its later years, Berkeley Iceland was that special place you could go and feel comfortable that you would fit in.
Berkeley Iceland was fun, and can be again. Birthday Parties, skating with friends to the music, pick-up hockey for all ages, broom ball, hockey shoot-outs for the kids, skating lessons and exhibitions, and just hanging out with friends in Iceland.
It is hard to think of Berkeley Iceland without remembering the wild and crazy staff - ice monitors, rental monitors, budding figure and hockey coaching assistants - most of whom grew up in the rink and passed on their passion for their sport
Few places to skate are as impressive as Berkeley Iceland - even in the state to which it had fallen before it closed. The expansive ice surface - big enough to comfortably accommodate high level jumpers in the middle while they were admired
While the vast majority of us who enjoyed the rink are not proficient skaters, Berkeley Iceland had a history of providing a showcase for those serious about skating. From its opening day in 1940, talented local skaters entertained the rest of us