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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ice Skating Rinks in LA

Starting Thursday and into the holiday season are multiple ice skating rinks servicing LA's steady need of people who require memories of cute dates and memories of learning as children. Of course ice skating still happens in a city where when it gets cold it's still in the 60's.

ICE at Santa Monica
November 1, 2013 - January 20, 2014
1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free opening night!

From the press release: 

ICE at Santa Monica Grand Opening
Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 6 - 10 p.m.
Randy Gardner, World Pair Champion Skater, will once again host the evening's performances that will feature the California Gold synchronized skate team and some of California's elite skaters.
The festivities include a night of FREE skating until 10 p.m., music from DJ Dlux and tastings from area restaurants, including Del Frisco's Grille, Kreation Juice, VitaCoco, Rosti and Real Food Daily. Sweet samples will be provided from Hollywood Candy and Chocolate Opulence, and there will be an interactive, self-snap photo booth, as well as kids crafts and activities for the entire family.

ICE 2013 DATES AND HOURS:  November 1, 2013 - January 20, 2014 

Monday-Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Friday: 2:00 p.m. - Midnight 

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - Midnight 

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Holiday hours will be posted at

November 22 through January 5, 2014
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily and until 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights
Located adjacent to City Hall at Third Street and Orange Grove

From website:

Grand Opening Celebration
 Thursday, November 21
5:00pm -- Ribbon cutting ceremony and announcements followed by a short performance by the Los Angeles Ice Theater
8:00 to 9:30pm -- General admission

Nov. 22 through Jan. 5
The Queen Mary’s Dome 
1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach

Ice Skating and Ice Tubing, but more, so much more for the kids.

from press release:
An event like no other, CHILL offers an unforgettable holiday experience. Two million pounds of sparkling ice are used to create larger than life, hand carved ice sculptures that will fill a 14,000 square-foot “igloo” called The Ice Kingdom (housed in The Queen Mary’s Dome). The Ice Kingdom will feature scenes from The Nutcracker including life sized reproductions of Clara, the evil Mouse King, the battle scene, sugar plum fairies and The Nutcracker himself, plus a walk-through castle, and three ice slides off a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary.  Each ice exhibit is meticulously hand carved and created by an international team of ice sculpture experts from Harbin, China and enhanced with LED lighting to create a visually spectacular experience like no other. The Ice Kingdom is kept at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice and event goers will receive parkas to help protect against the Artic-like climate.


LA Kings Holiday Ice
November 30 - December 15
Nokia Plaza

Downtown on Ice
November 14th through January 20th
Pershing Square