April 25: 1960s Day at Redwood Empire Ice Arena

For anyone who’s grown up in Sonoma County, the Redwood Empire Ice Arena has been a huge part of fond childhood memories. In the next four months, the ice arena now known as Snoopy’s Home Ice celebrates 40 years of ice skating with specialty-themed skate nights by decade. This weekend, it’s the 1960s, where admission and rental prices will be rolled back to $1.25 and $0.25; the Warm Puppy café will serve uncovered dishes for rolled-back rates; music from the ’60s will play on the rink and contests for best costume and hairstyle will reward the diehards. Apart from the absence of Charles Schulz, little has changed at the ice arena since it opened in 1969—the Scandinavian décor is timeless, and even hometown hero Skippy Baxter still skates rings around the Zamboni (his famous backflip is now on YouTube). In subsequent months, the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s will be feted, but for now, spray up that beehive hairdo and come for the party on Saturday, April 25, at Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 12:30pm-4:30pm. $1.50. 707.546.7147.

Gabe Meline