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Pershing Square On Ice
Pershing Square has once again transformed into a frozen wonderland of twisted ankles and bruised tailbones.
This lovely, downtown park spends most of the year as a grassy knoll and concrete potty, but for a few brilliant weeks during the deep freeze of our LA winter, it becomes a glorious, outdoor ice skating rink for the entire city to enjoy.
Hockey clinics, open-air movies, community and family events and live music make this a destination for approximately half a million spectators and skaters each year. The rink is open 7 days a week through January 15th (including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and each skate session is 60 minutes. Added bonus, they resurface the ice after each group. Check the schedule for session hours.
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Pershing Square - "Downtown On Ice”
532 South Olive
Los Angeles, CA 90013
$6 Skate Session (discount if you take the Metro)
$2 Skate Rental
Photo by Greg Headly via Flickr
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