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Pershing Square's Downtown on Ice Opens 2009-2010 Season

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, November 20, 2009, at 01:20PM
Downtown on Ice Kickoff Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Members of the Los Angeles Ice Theater perform at the opening of the 2009-2010 Downtown on Ice season at Pershing Square.

The first of Downtown's two outdoor ice rinks had its official opening this morning, as Pershing Square's Downtown on Ice returned for its 12th season. The ice is open seven days a week through January 18, 2010.

An hour on the 90 foot by 50 foot sheet of ice is $6, plus $2 for skate rental.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilwoman Jan Perry joined Recreation and Parks General Manager John Kirk Mukri in commemorating the opening.

Both Villaraigosa and Mukri made comments that seemed to be aimed at Downtown's other ice rink, the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. The Mayor noted that the Pershing Square was the city's largest outdoor rink, while Mukri made a point of emphasizing that it was also the cheapest.

The L.A. Live rink opens December 3, with one hour of skating running $10 (including rental).

Hours for the Pershing Square rink are 12pm to 10pm, Monday through Thursday, and 10am to 10pm Friday through Sunday. Special holiday hours from December 18 to January 10 will have the rink open from 10am to 10pm every day. On Thanksgiving, the rink will open at 2pm.

More information, including a schedule of live entertainment, can be found on the Pershing Square website.

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