Ice Skating: An Outdoor Rink Roundup

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It may rarely dip below 60 degrees in L.A. this winter, but there’s more than enough ice to go around. Grab a date or pack up the kids for a day of skating at seasonal rinks around the city

Pershing Square Downtown on Ice
Downtown’s 14th annual holiday celebration includes weekday lunchtime concerts, sing and skate shows at night, and the free Winter Holiday Festival on Dec. 10. 

Dates and times:
Nov. 17-Jan. 16: Monday-Thursday from 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Special times Dec. 19-Jan. 6: Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Open 12 p.m.-10 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

Cost: $6 skating session. $2 skate rental. 

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Holiday Ice at L.A. Live
Take a twirl outdoors at Nokia Plaza before you dine at one of L.A. Live’s 22 restaurants, see a performance, or catch a movie. 

Dates and times: 
Nov. 26- Jan. 5. Monday-Friday from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday from 3p.m.-11 p.m..
Beginning Dec. 17: 12p.m.-11 p.m. daily. 

Cost: $12 for admission and skate rental.

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ICE at Santa Monica
Head to Downtown Santa Monica’s floral-patterned ice rink and “skate by the surf” to the tunes of live bands on Fridays or play broom ball after hours on Wednesdays. 

Dates and times:
Nov. 11-Jan. 16: Monday-Thursday from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday from 2 p.m. to midnight. Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Special times Dec. 19-Jan. 6: Sunday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. 

Cost: $12 for admission and skate rental.

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Woodland Hills Ice
Bring the kids straight from bed to the rink to skate in their jammies every Saturday morning, or put them in skating school and they’ll be swizzling in no time. 

Dates and times:
Oct. 21-Feb. 5: Monday-Thursday from 1 p.m.-10 p.m.. Friday from 1 p.m. to midnight. Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight. Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Holiday hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Cost: $12 for children. $13 for students/seniors. $15 for adults. Includes skate rental.

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Chill Ice Rink at the W
The pool at the W Hotel in Westwood freezes over to form a small but swanky outdoor rink. During breaks, sip on cocktails or order food from the comfort of cabanas. 

Dates and times: Nov. 18-Jan. 1: Monday-Friday from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Dec. 3.

Cost: $10 for admission and skate rental. 

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    December 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    there’s also a new rink at the Pasadena Convention Center