Tuesday, November 27, 2007

10th Annual L.A. Kings outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square

Los Angeles - The Department of Recreation and Parks, in partnership with the L.A. Kings and Councilwoman Jan Perry, held opening festivities at Pershing Square for the "LA Kings Downtown on Ice" outdoor skating rink on Thursday, November 15, 2007.

The celebration included special appearances by Hockey Legend Luc Robitaille, Hall of Fame Broadcaster and TV voice of the L.A. Kings Bob Miller and the L.A. Kings' mascot, Bailey. Skating performances by Jenni Meno and Todd Sand (three-time National Pair Champions and World Bronze and Silver Medalists), Michelle Hanabusa (three-time National Showcase Champion) and the L.A. Theater International Showcase Champion Ensemble broke in the ice.

The holiday rink will offer a new military twist this year by spreading holiday cheer to those serving our country. Free skating will be available for active military and their immediate families. Rink patrons will also have the chance to directly send personalized holiday greetings to those serving in the armed forces through the National Guard's "Operation Ready Families" Program.

The popular outdoor attraction will be open daily through January 21, 2008 and will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A special vacation schedule will run from December 14 through January 6, 2008.

An hour skating session is $6 and skate rentals are $2 a pair. Convenient underground parking offered at Pershing Square and discount rates are available with ice skating validation. Pershing Square is located at 532 South Olive Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

For more information visit the Department website at http://www.laparks.org/ or call Pershing Square directly at (213) 847-4970.

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell, (323) 816-6712

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