this place is great. I'm a huge fan of ice skating, so their Friday night special is great for me. (something like $6 with skate rentals). However, like some other posters have said, there are tons of people there, and it's really crowded. Lots of people bumping into each other, though most people there are really friendly. Due to the amount of people on the ice, the ice quality degrades really fast (lots of bumps), so it's easier to slip if you're starting out ice skating. It's the closest rink in berkeley though, so i'm ending up going there every time. And for those people who have never gone ice skating...just go already! $6 for ice skating is a steal.