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The Pershing Square Ice Skating Rink is Back Starting on Nov. 10

October 27, 2016 by Virginia Isaad

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The winter season in Los Angeles won’t exactly be snowy and white, but at least you can still go ice skating (on real ice).

Starting on Nov. 10 L.A.’s largest outdoor ice skating rink returns to Pershing Square for its 19th annual winter run. The 7,200 square-foot Holiday Ice Rink® Pershing Square presented by Bai will be open every day of the holiday season through Jan. 16.

During that two-month plus time frame Pershing Square will be at the heart of several free community holiday events including the Ice Breaker: Opening Celebration, a DJ Spotlight Series taking place on select Thursday evenings, the Polar Bear Skate, Learn to Curl lessons via Hollywood Curling and the first-ever Silent Night Skate Party.

The celebrations begin with the Ice Breaker opening ceremony where an ice sculpture is smashed to christen the winter season. The event includes skating performances by California Gold Synchronized Skating Team. Kids from San Pedro Elementary will be the first guests of the season to skate.

Holiday Ice Rink

Image via The Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

The Silent Night Skate party will get into the groove using wireless headphones so that you can skate to your favorite tunes from three different channels during the first-ever Silent Night Skate party on Thursday, December 1 from 6– 7 p.m. and 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged and skaters of all ages are welcome.

Finally, you can kick off the new year with L.A.’s version of the Canadian tradition, the Polar Bear Skate on Sunday, January 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Angelenos have a closet full of summer clothes and for this occasion you can hit the rink with your favorite beach attire and take advantage of LA’s perpetual sunshine even while skating on ice.

As a reminder for those wishing to take part in the pop-up curling lessons, the dates are Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and Jan. 8, each from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Admission to the lessons is $5 with advance reservation.

General admission for the skating rink $9 and figure & hockey skates are available to rent for $4.

Skating sessions last around one hour, and will be available on the following dates/times:

November 10 – December 15

11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday

December 16 – December 30

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Daily

December 24

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 25

11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

December 31

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

January 1

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

January 2 – January 16

11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday

For more information you can visit holidayicerinkdowntownla.com.

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