Los Angeles might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of ice skating. However, several local venues can help get you into the holiday spirit with their temporary, outdoor ice rinks this season. So strap on some skates for some holiday fun under the California sun! Even if you don’t skate, it’s fun to just sit on the sidelines with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy in the merriment.
“LA Kings Holiday Ice” at L.A. LIVE Open daily through January 5, 2012. L.A. LIVE is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Hours of Operation: Now through December 16th: Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beginning December 17th: Daily, Noon – 11 p.m. Admission is $12 for unlimited skating, including skate rental. Click here to visit their website.
“Downtown on Ice” @ Pershing Square Open daily through Jan. 16, 2012. Hours of Operation: Monday — Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday — Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Exended Holiday Hours, December 19 – Jan 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Pershing Square is located at 532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 213/485-1645. Go Metro! There is a convenient Red Line station at Pershing Square and you’ll receive a $1 discount by showing your Metro transit receipt/pass. Admission is $6, skate rental is $2. Click here to visit their website.
“Chill” @ The W Hotel – Westwood Open daily through Jan. 1, 2011. The W Los Angeles-Westwood is located at 930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Admission is $10 for one hour (includes skate rental) Snow will fall every hour and there’s a gingerbread cookie decoration station for kids too! Click here to visit their website.
“ICE @ Santa Monica” Open daily through January 16, 2012. Located at 1324 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (At the corner of 5th St. & Arizona Ave.) 310/496-9880. Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. to Midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to Midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Admission is $12 (includes skate rental). Click here to visit their website.
“Woodland Hills Ice”@ Westfield Promenade Open daily through Feb. 5, 2012. Westfield Promenade is located at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA (At Erwin St) 818/854-4151. Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. to midnight; Saturday and holidays, 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $12 for children (12 and under); $13 for students & seniors (with ID); and $15 for Adults. (including skate rentals.) Click here to visit their website.
Do you like ice skating? What do you do to get into the holiday spirit? Feel free to comment in the section below!