Ice skating in Los Angeles is one of those special traditions which help to make Christmas full of joy. In celebration of the start of Downtown On Ice, the most popular seasonal event in the area, the stunning outdoor skating rink will open on November 15th until January 21st with opening times available for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. At just $8 per person, it also offers great value a fun time for the whole family. In its location in Pershing Square, the rink is also the largest outdoor skating area in the whole city, popular with local residents and visitors alike. Those staying at one of the hotels near Pershing Square should head over and enjoy some holiday skating!
Each year, the Downtown On Ice activity schedule includes a wide range of free events which are enjoyed by the whole community of Los Angeles. Holiday concerts, ice skating exhibitions, movie screenings and sing a long sessions to seasonal favourites are just a small part of this busy calendar of winter events designed to spread festive cheer and unite neighborhoods. Downtown On Ice has been running since 1998 and has become a favorite seasonal activity. Previous year’s activities have included performances by the Rockettes from the Radio City Music Hall and numerous special appearances by the Mayor Villaraigosa.
Not only is the rink the largest in the area, it is also probably one of the rinks in the most striking locations. Pershing Square is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city’s skyscrapers and business activity, making a stunning contrast to the family fun and festive atmosphere of skating. Whether it’s with friends and family or to take the children for their first time out on the ice, the Pershing Square Ice Rink is ideal. Plus, there are numerous booths of refreshments and treats like kettle corn and funnel cakes alongside local food vendors and mobile catering trucks.