Skating in the Garden

December 1–December 10 | 4–8 pm

Get ready for a wonderous winter experience in the Garden, as you lace up your skates for a spin under falling snow and twinkling lights!

Your whole family will love gliding across our synthetic ice rink, which features a smooth, safe surface that doesn’t need to be kept frozen, making it much more environmentally friendly.

Reserve your tickets now!

Very limited walk-ins will be available.

Skating sessions begin on the hour, beginning at 4 pm and the last session ending at 8 pm. Sessions are one hour long, with 45 minutes of rink time. A maximum of 40 people, including skaters and companions, can be on the rink at one time.

Everyone on the rink must purchase a ticket, which includes skate rental; shoe covers are available for parents accompanying young children, and Skate Buddies are available free of charge for beginning skaters or anyone who needs a little extra support. Please note that the rink surface is a synthetic material.

Interested in a skating party? Purchase all 40 tickets for any time slot and the rink is yours! We can also arrange for private parties outside of open rental hours, please contact our office for more information at or 415-455-5260.




Dec 08 2023


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260


Livermore Pavilion
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center