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Come get your glide on this holiday season at Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. 

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Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price.

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The newly renamed rink kicks off the winter season with a host of free community events for the coolest place with the hottest holiday happenings. With free events like DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, “Single in the City,” and “Polar Bear Skate” theme skating sessions, and more,  there is always something guaranteed to engage and entertain.

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The rink is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass.

WHAT: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
WHEN: November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015
WHERE: 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $9 per person for a one-hour skating session | Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

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ICE At Santa Monica

December 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica, a premier outdoor ice skating rink. The 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers a little taste of winter without the bite.

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ICE at Santa Monica is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, throw a party in a private event cabana, enjoy a first date or sign up for skate lessons!

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Join the fun and visit Downtown Santa Monica this season to experience ICE.

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WHAT: ICE At Santa Monica 
WHEN:
November 1, 2013 – January 20, 2014 
WHERE: 1324 5th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue

DETAILS:

  • Admission into the rink site is free
  • $12 per skate rental and valid all day 
  • For those that bring their own skates, the cost to skate on the ice is $12

CONTACT INFO: (310) 461-8333 | ice@downtownsm.com

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Downtown On Ice

November 22, 2013 — 2 Comments

Get your glide on this holiday season at the Downtown on Ice outdoor skating rink where the coolest fun gets underway on LA’s biggest outdoor rink with the smallest admission price. As an original Southland tradition and a favorite holiday destination, the community rink is open everyday celebrating its 16th season spectacular at picturesque Pershing Square!

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The facility boasts a medley of FREE events including a winter concert series, the Winter Holiday Festival (December 14th), championship skating exhibitions, broomball games, and more. Framed by towering skyscrapers and stunning historical landmarks, the spacious rink is made possible through collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Councilmember 14th District, and Willy Bietak Productions which handles rink operations and management.

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Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro transit receipt/pass. Montebello Bus lines also feature a $1 discount coupon available on buses. Underground discount parking is available with validation.

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WHAT: Downtown On Ice
WHEN:  
November 14, 2013 – January 20, 2014
WHERE:
Pershing Square | 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Admission: $8 per person
  • One-hour skating session Skate Rental: $2

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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The Queen Mary is thrilled to present CHILL – an enchanting winter event for the whole family. They’ve turned their dome into a giant igloo, which is now home to The Ice Kingdom – an awe-inspiring exhibit featuring larger-than-life ice creations. In addition, CHILL also features outdoor Ice Tubing, an Ice Skating rink, and a Holiday Village, complete with Christmas trees, “Candy Lane,” gingerbread decorating, carolers, and, of course, Santa Claus. 

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CHILL is an entire holiday extravaganza designed for the whole family. Stroll through the winter wonderland and capture the spirit of the season by enjoying everyone’s favorite holiday activities. From decorating gingerbread houses, to listening to holiday carolers, to enjoying our dazzling decorations, the Holiday Village is sure to captivate the young and old alike.

Take a family photo in front of one of their many ornately decorated Christmas trees, then thaw off by indulging in decadent hot chocolate or other tasty treats. Meander through the magical “Candy Lane” and get lost in a forest of larger-than-life treats. Get into the spirit of the season and experience Queen Mary’s Holiday Village.

The Ice Kingdom

Step inside their frozen igloo and immerse yourself in an enchanting world of ice. The Ice Kingdom is a dazzling 13,000 square foot winter wonderland handmade entirely out of ice. Featuring over two million pounds of ice, each exhibit is meticulously created by an international team of expert ice sculptors and enhanced with stunning lights and colors for a visually captivating experience unlike any other. Don’t forget to grab a parka upon entering The Ice Kingdom – temperatures drop to a numbing 9-degrees!

Ice Tubing

The newest mountain for wintery fun in Southern California is now at the Queen Mary. It’s cold. It’s fast. It stands at two stories tall, 100-feet long. And it’s made entirely out of ice.

While the view from the peak of the ice slide may be dazzling, the real thrill occurs on the way down. Grab an oversized tube and feel the chill as you barrel down at bone-chilling speeds. Reach the peak of excitement in this brr—eath-taking adventure.

Fairytale Castle

Welcome to a fantastical world of frozen enchantment. Home to the Snow Queen, the Fairytale Castle is covered in icicles and stands at over 12-feet tall. Explore this icy palace, which also includes a larger-than-life sleigh being pulled by a magical unicorn. Let your imagination run wild in this chilly castle of make-believe.

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Ruler of the Fairytale Castle, the beautiful Snow Queen may have an icy demeanor, but she has a warm heart. Standing at 6-feet tall, the Snow Queen welcomes all guests to the Ice Kingdom and her wintery world of wonder. Don’t worry; she gives everyone the cold shoulder!

Queen Mary Sculpture & Slide

The legendary Queen Mary gets the ice treatment. This arctic aquatic adventure includes frozen Pacific Ocean waves complete with dancing dolphins. Climb to the top of the majestically recreated ship and enjoy a gleeful slide off the bow. Experience the Queen Mary like never before.

Ice Cave

Feel the biting sting of frost on your face and watch your step as you enter the ominous Ice Cave. A frozen grotto featuring sharp ice crystals at every turn, the Ice Cave is a cold and cavernous experience that will chill you to the bone.

Santa’s Toyland

Capture the spirit of the season as you watch Santa and his little helpers get ready for the their big day. Santa’s Toyland is an explosion of vibrant colors and features classic holiday favorites such as trains, dolls, stuffed animals, and of course, candy canes – all made out of glorious colored ice. Just don’t lick the candy canes!

Penguins

They are dressed to impress and cute as ever, but you won’t want to hug these chilly willy creations. Visit the penguins in their natural frozen habit and get a sense of what it’s really like to live in Antarctica.

Nativity Scene

A moving holiday classic stunningly recreated in ice. The powerful depiction includes baby Jesus, Mary, and the Three Wise men all under an icy, starry evening in Bethlehem.

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Visit Santa on his merry throne located inside the Holiday Village. Capture and immortalize the priceless moment that your child tells Santa what they want for Christmas as one of their on-site professional photographers snap a memorable portrait to last a lifetime.

Gingerbread House Decorating

Their Gingerbread House Decorating area lets you get creative and build the gingerbread house of your holiday dreams. They provide you all the necessary ingredients to build a holiday-themed gingerbread house, so let your imagination run wild as you apply colorful frosting and candy decorations. Plus, you don’t need to worry about making a mess because the clean-up is on them! Share in this beloved family tradition and create a holiday centerpiece you’ll remember forever.

Holiday Entertainment

Located outside on their exclusive stage, you’ll be able to enjoy live carolers, bands, and various other artists performing your favorite holiday classics. So get ready to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” because “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” along with his pals, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman,” who all hope to have a “White Christmas.”

“Candy Lane”

Imagine walking through a magical forest where the smell of peppermint fills the air and the trees are made of candy canes. Welcome to “Candy Lane!” A magical maze of larger-than-life candy canes and ribbons sure to warm your heart and instill the spirit of the holidays in your soul. The colorful lights and cheerful decorations are certain to delight both young and old.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary Present Chill: The Ice Kingdom
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: November 17, 2012 – January 6, 2012

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0742

DETAILS:

  • Prices: Adult $24.95 and Child $19.95

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