There are now many outdoor ice rinks around Los Angeles, but Downtown on Ice is Southern California's original outdoor skating rink, which appears annually right in the middle of Downtown LA. The public ice rink fills a good part of Pershing Square across from the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Each 1 hour skate session is followed by 30 minutes of ice resurfacing.
When: Nov 15, 2012 - Jan 21, 2012
Hours: Mon-Thu noon - 10 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am - 10 pm, except Dec 17-Jan 6 daily 10 am - 10 pm. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, MLK Day noon to 10 pm.
Special Events: check the website for dates for the Free Winter Holiday Festival (fee for skating) Menorah Lighting, Community Sing-Along, concerts, movies and more.
Where: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cost: Rates are $6 per 1 hour skating session plus $2 skate rental.
Parking: Discounted underground parking may be available under the park with validation. Check bestparking.com for parking rates nearby.
Metro: Pershing Square stop on the Red Line.
Info: www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/, (213) 847-4970.
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