A last minute meetup occured last night at the ice rink in Pershing Square. It’s always great meeting new friends from the online world, but what made last night even better was that no one had any idea that the LA Parks Department offers this gem to Angelenos annually.
In it’s 11th year, the LA Kings’ Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square is one of LA’s best community events. Under the twinkling skyscrapers and amid the bedecked trees, you can join in or watch your fellow Angelenos, hug the side wall of the ice rink, one hour at a time.
You can see free concerts every day of the week, with Friday’s being the only evening events. There’s even a little food stand set up selling hot cocoa, clam chower and yummy BBQ tri-tip sandwiches. The Parks Dept. has made it really nice, with tables set up on 3 sides of the rink, but be aware that the only facilities are portable toilets near the corner of 5th & Hill.
This weekend is the Winter Wonderland Festival, but even if you’re pressed for time with holiday parties, the rink will be open until January 19th. Admission fees are $6/per person, $2 for skate rental, there are family rates (4) people and discount for Metro users. See the website for more details.
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
For more info and a detailed session schedule go to www.laparks.org or call (213) 847-4970