Looking for an Escape to a Winter Wonderland in Los Angeles? Your Search is Over!

Who said you had to escape to freezing temperatures to get a winter wonderland experience? Los Angeles County offers a variety of seasonal attractions, particularly ice skating, for visitors and residents who don’t want to travel to glacial temperatures for memorable winter fun.

Downtown on Ice
For the 13th year in a row, Los Angeles has opened Southern California’s largest outdoor ice skating rink at Pershing Square, in the heart of Downtown. Sponsored by the LA City Department of Recreation & Parks and Councilmember Jan Perry (9th Dist.), this attraction makes ice skating a fun and affordable escape for everyone, including couples, friends and families who are looking for a small taste of a traditional winter experience.

  • When: Now – January 18, 2011
  • Where: Pershing Square, downtown at 532 South Olive, across from Millennium Biltmore
  • Price: One hour session: $6/Skate rental: $2
  • Hours: Mon. –Thurs. 12pm – 10pm, Fri. – Sun. 10am – 10pm

ICE at Santa Monica
For those of you looking for a bit of irony in your life, there is the option of ice skating near the pier. This is the 4th year that Santa Monica has opened up its 8,000sq.ft. rink. This is definitely an experience that is really only available in a place like Southern California where the sun shines all year long, so don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime!

  • When: Now – February 15, 2011
  • Where: Corner of 5th St. and Arizona Ave.
  • Price: Admission & Skate Rental $10
  • Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 12pm – 10pm, Fri. 10pm – 12am, Sat – Sun. 10am – 10pm

LA Kings Ice at L.A. Live
For anyone interested in ice skating under the stars and lights of L.A. Live, the venue has opened a 5,600sq.ft. rink for all to enjoy. With so much to do within walking distance, this particular location is perfect for any families, friends or couples that would like to have dinner, watch a movie, go bowling or buy a drink before and after the ice skating experience.

  • When: Now – January 1, 2011
  • Where: L.A. Live near Staples Center
  • Price: $12 General admission for unlimited skating
  • Hours: Various times. Check http://www.lalive.com/holidayice for info.

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