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Where to Ice Skate in Los Angeles

November 29, 2007 at 11:50 AM | by | Comments (3)

Southern California is best known for its beaches, warm temperatures and constant sunshine--along with raging wildfires, smog and plastic surgery. It's not, however, known for spitting out champion hockey players or world-class figure skaters. No, this is a land known for beach volleyball stars and year-round soccer players.

But this is also the land of Hollywood dreams and make-believe so you if you want to ice-skate on a 75 degree day in December, then doggone it, you will.

Where to make your figure-8 dreams come true

Ice at Santa Monica: Presented by Starbucks coffee as part of the Santa Monica Winterlit festival, a temporary ice rink has been built at 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, near the Third Street Promenade. The rink is open through January 6 from 11 am to 9 pm, and it stays open till 10 on Friday and Saturdays. The rink is open on Christmas day, giving all of us ex-East Coasters a sort of white Christmas to enjoy. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. 1324 Fifth St., Santa Monica

Culver City Ice Arena: A traditional, year-round ice skating rink that offers private instruction, classes and public sessions. The rink is open to the public from 1:30 to 5 pm Monday-Sunday but is closed from 2 to 2:30 pm on Saturdays. Kids under 12 get in for $7, adults get in for $8. 4545 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City

Downtown on Ice, Pershing Square: Put on by the NHL's LA Kings, the Downtown on Ice in Pershing Square has entered its 10th year as a seasonal rink. It also lasts the longest with the final day of skating on January 21, 2008. Admission is $6 plus a $2 skate rental. If you take the Metro there [Ed note: Riiight.], you will get $1 off admission price. And since it's part of the LA Kings, free youth hockey clinics are offered on selected dates.

General skating is offered Monday through Friday from noon to 10 pm and on the weekends from 10 am to 10 pm, with extended hours during peak holiday season from Dec. 14 to Jan. 6. 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles

Pasadena Ice Skating Center: Another year-round center to hit up when you need to feel ice under your feet. The rink has several different public sessions from general ($7 admission) to cheapskate ($7 and includes skate rentals) to an adult skate club session which is $7.50 and includes free coffee and donuts. Check the hours on the website before you go. 310 East Green St., Pasadena

Van Nuys Iceland: Who can resist ice-skating in the San Fernando Valley, where several cheesy 80s movies took place? (For some reason we associate ice-skating with the 80s; that was probably the last time we skated.) Anyways, this Iceland doesn't just offer traditional hockey and figure skating lessons. It also offers Bumper Cars on Ice, available to the public and for birthday parties from 12 to 2 pm on the weekends.

General public skating is offered throughout the week and on weekends, starting at noon Monday-Friday and 2:15 on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also have a date night on Saturday as the place is open until 10pm. Admission starts at $7. 14318 Calvert St., Van Nuys

The Lakes Ice Rink: A little further out in Thousand Oaks, the Lakes Ice Rink is open from now through January 6th. The hours are a little confusing (it's done in sessions) so check the website before you go. Price is $8 admission and $3 for figure skate rentals and $4 for hockey skate rentals. Also, the place only takes cash. 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

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Woodland Hills for skating

Thanks for your helpful information. I also know another place for skating. Woodland Hill Ice is an outdoor holiday ice skating rink located at the Westfield Promenade in Woodland Hills, CA. Open daily from 10AM - 10PM throughout the entire holiday season (October 30 - January 18), the rink will feature daily recreational ice skating, special events, exhibitions, performances and interactive entertainment for the entire community over the course of 11 weeks of operation. The rink is also available to rent for birthday parties, private gatherings and corporate events. In addition to over 5000 square feet of real ice, Woodland Hills Ice will also include a retail village, concessions and special spectator seating and VIP areas

Ice Skating Rinks - More than Just Ice Skating!

Woodland Hills Ice is an outdoor holiday ice skating rink located at the Westfield, the rink will feature daily recreational ice skating, special events, exhibitions, performances and interactive entertainment for the entire community over the course of 11 weeks of operation. The rink is also available to rent for birthday parties, private gatherings and corporate events. In addition to over 5000 square feet of real ice, Woodland Hills Ice will also include a retail village, concessions and special spectator seating and VIP areas "Ice Skating" brings to mind the crisp cool air of the north, hot cider, and excitement! The outdoor recreational activity that is fun for the entire family! Problem is, for those of us living in Southern California that means a nightmare in traffic and a two hour car ride into the mountains... until now! The holiday season is filled with specials events, but none like Woodland Hills Ice! We will be hosting weekly ice and live musical performances, meet-and-greets with Santa, all while skating under the stars! Have a party idea? We've got you covered, contact our special events department about us hosting any party you can dream! Want to leave a lasting impression on your employees, consider making Woodland Hills Ice your first choice a truly memorable holiday experience that will leave your employees full of holiday cheer! Don't delay to plan your holiday excursion to Woodland Hills Ice as we will book up fast! Be the first to set the trend for a new winter experience, only at Woodland Hills Ice! Join our newsletter get $1.00 off the ticket price!! - more info visit www.woodlandhillsice.com

Ice Skating Rinks - More than Just Ice Skating!

Woodland Hills Ice is an outdoor holiday ice skating rink, the rink will feature daily recreational ice skating, special events, exhibitions, performances and interactive entertainment for the entire community over the course of 11 weeks of operation. The rink is also available to rent for birthday parties, private gatherings and corporate events. In addition to over 5000 square feet of real ice, Woodland Hills Ice will also include a retail village, concessions and special spectator seating and VIP areas "Ice Skating" brings to mind the crisp cool air of the north, hot cider, and excitement! The outdoor recreational activity that is fun for the entire family! Problem is, for those of us living in Southern California that means a nightmare in traffic and a two hour car ride into the mountains... until now! The holiday season is filled with specials events, but none like Woodland Hills Ice! We will be hosting weekly ice and live musical performances, meet-and-greets with Santa, all while skating under the stars! Have a party idea? We've got you covered, contact our special events department about us hosting any party you can dream! Want to leave a lasting impression on your employees, consider making Woodland Hills Ice your first choice a truly memorable holiday experience that will leave your employees full of holiday cheer! Don't delay to plan your holiday excursion to Woodland Hills Ice as we will book up fast! Be the first to set the trend for a new winter experience, only at Woodland Hills Ice! Join our newsletter get $1.00 off the ticket price!! - more info visit www.woodlandhillsice.com

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