Winter Has Arrived at Pershing Square in DTLA

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In the lane, snow is glistening!

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returned to Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles with a festive Opening Celebration & Birthday Party. Now in its' 20th season, the beloved downtown skating rink will be open through January 15, 2018.

For 20 years, the Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square has brought winter fun to sunny Los Angeles. At 7,200 square feet, it is the city’s largest outdoor rink, offering visitors professional-quality real ice for skating and entertainment. This year’s sponsors and media partners include Bai, Eventbrite, Disney’s ALADDIN, LA Weekly, Metro, Metrolink, and Yelp. Additionally, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks.

In addition to providing hundreds of thousands of visitors and Los Angeles locals with a fun-filled outdoor ice-skating experience each year, the iconic venue also hosts several community events:

DJ Spotlights on select Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Visitors can showcase their skating and dance skills as they swirl about the rink to a litany of popular songs selected by DJ HowLy. The 2017 series officially begins on November 16.

Arabian Nights: Disney’s ALADDIN theme skate every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Guests will imagine themselves on a magic carpet ride as this unique new event will feature special purple rink lighting and music from the ALADDIN Original Broadway Cast Recording.

Learn to Curl on December 17, January 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Visitors are encouraged to channel their inner Winter Olympian at this beginners’ curling pop-up hosted by the Hollywood Curling Club. Advanced registration is required.

Silent Skate Party.
On Thursday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., visitors are invited to dress up in their most festive attire as they partake in a fun-filled holiday skate party. There will be three different channels of music to dance/skate to, and the event is open to individuals of all ages.

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Polar Bear Skate: The LA Edition on Sunday, January 1, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Experience Canada’s Polar Bear Plunge done the California way. Skaters are invited to ring in the New Year…in their chicest, wildest, and most inventive beach attire, of course. Spectators will judge as prizes are awarded based on theme, originality, and overall appearance.

Whether you are a Los Angeles resident or simply visiting for the holiday season, the Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square is an absolute must when it comes to embracing winter in Los Angeles,” says Willy Bietak, president of Willy Bietak Productions. “This season especially, skaters and spectators can expect a ton of memorable events to share with their families and friends.”

General admission to the rink is $13 with skate rental included and special group rates offered Monday through Thursday. Tickets can be bought at the ice rink ticket window or in advance online at www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com.

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Anabel Marquez