Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Battle of the Ice Rinks

Well, it's that time of the year again. Los Angeles, the city that has no snow, has three temporary ice rinks- two in downtown, and one in Santa Monica. Let's look at the stats, and see how they compare:

Santa Monica has an 8000 sf ice rink at 1524 5th Street. It costs $12.00 for admission and skate rental. It runs from 11/11/11 through 1/16/12. For more info: ice@downtownsm.com.
Benefit to location: Can ice skate, then swim in the ocean.

Pershing Square in downtown has the cheapest rink- $6.00 for admission, and $2.00 for skate rental. Square footage of the rink is unknown, but the maximum number of people it holds is 190. It runs from 11/17/11 through 1/16/12. For more info: www.laparks.org/pershingsquare.
Benefit to location: Can ice skate, then hear the LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall.

PershingSquare (Above and Below)

Also in downtown is LA Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live, which runs from 11/26/11 through 1/5/12. Admission is $12.00, which also includes skate rental. The rink is 80'X80', or 6400 sf. Go to www.lalive.com/holidayice for more information.
Benefit to location: Can ice skate, then watch the Kings.

So,after skating, do you want ot swim; hear some music; or watch hockey? You decide!

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