Embodying the idyllic Minnesota childhood experience of founder Charles Schulz, his gift to the community comes to life every season with a giant tree in the middle of the ice, surrounded by a thousand feet of garlands and thousands of lights.

Public skate sessions range from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. daily, with 8:30 to 10 p.m. sessions on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Parents and Puppy practice sessions are always a big hit, including a group lesson ("for children and adults") and free rentals. $8 adults and $6 kids.

Check out the full schedule at www.snoopyshomeice.com. 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa.

Admission: $9 adults, $9 kids age 12-17 and $7 kids 11 and under. $3 skate rental.

Bay Area freelancer John Beck writes about entertainment for The Press Democrat. You can reach him at 280-8014, john@beckmediaproductions.com and follow on Twitter @becksay.