The Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created with the mission to construct and operate an affordable, public ice skating sports and recreational facility for the youth, students, families and the surrounding Santa Barbara Community. Once built, our state-of-the-art Ice in Paradise arena will provide ongoing ice recreation for people of all ages and abilities.
Located in Goleta, near Girsh Park, the Camino Real Marketplace, and UC Santa Barbara, this state-of-the-art venue will provide year-round recreation for people of all ages. User fees will cover operating costs and it is projected that Ice in Paradise will be self-sustaining. Our 46,500 sq. ft. arena will include two rinks - a NHL size rink (200' x 85') and a smaller studio rink (100'x 60'). Both rinks will be well-suited to serve the needs of our youth and their families in our community as well as all residents in the Santa Barbara area. Our facility will include 6 team locker rooms, a figure skating room, specially equipped adaptive sports locker room, food concessions, rental skates, a homework center, organized programs for figure skating and ice hockey (boys, girls, adults) and 700 pair of rental skates for general skating sessions.
The ice arena will support our community’s ice skaters, schools, figure skaters, ice hockey leagues and general skating programs.