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.
This year's event will kick off November 14 with a grand opening party at 11 am featuring a live performance from the star of Disney's Broadway Musical Spectacular, The Lion King, skating exhibitions by the LA Ice Theater, and more. Special events this year include an early morning free skate with KTLA Morning News on November 15, free midday concerts on many days, Saturday crafts for kids in December, and free evening broomball tournaments in January.
When: Nov 14, 2013 - Jan 20, 2014
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am - 11 pm, Holiday Hours vary Dec 20 to Jan 5.
Where: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cost: Rates are $8 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: pershingsquareicerink.com, (213) 847-4970.
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