Monday, December 05, 2011


The Return of DOWNTOWN ON ICE at Pershing Square

Los Angeles - Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys....The Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) is proud to announce the return of DOWNTOWN ON ICE, Los Angeles' largest outdoor skating rink with the lowest admission!!!

RAP celebrated the opening of the popular Southland tradition on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The Opening Ceremony was hosted by Olympic Champion Tara Lipinski who was joined by special guest Snoopy from "It's Christmas, Snoopy" at Knott's Berry Farm.

For the 14th year, Downtown On Ice provides a spectacular holiday destination for residents and visitors at Pershing Square everyday from November 17, 2011 through January 16, 2012. The outdoor rink will be open Monday through Thursdays from 12:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday through Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm. From December 18 through January 2 there will be special extended holiday hours and the skating rink will be open from 10:00am to 10:00pm daily. Pershing Square is centrally located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at 532 South Olive and is easily accessible by car, bus and Metro.

Admission costs are $6 for a one-hour skate session and $2 for skate rentals. Metro and Metrolink riders can save $1 on skating sessions with a valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket, Destination Discount card or discount coupon that is available on all mass transit lines.

Pershing Square will also be hosting their annual FREE Winter Concert Series that includes Hoilday Lunchtime Concerts and 12 Nights of Christmas. The Lunchtime Concerts will include a variety of fun family friendly music such as Country, Folk, Rock, Classic Rock, Disco, Alternative and of course Holiday music. Lunchtime will be jamming from December 19 to January 6 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. And don't forget that every Wednesday, Pershing Square also holds it's award winning Farmer's Market. Pershing Square's 12 Nights of Christmas celebration includes a Holiday "sing and skate" caroling, Santa Swing Style and Rock Around the Rink. The evening concerts will run December 12 through December 23 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

For more information on Downtown On Ice call Pershing Square at 213.847.4970 or visit