Opening a week from today, the Santa Monica ice skating rink will open in Winterlift’s ICE, celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Southern California ice rink. The event will be hosted by 5 time Olympic gold medalist Randy Gardner along with other skaters Tara Lipinski, Ashleigh Cahn, and Brandon Larcom. A lot of the SM city council will be there and there will be fun events all season. After the jump, see footage of how the rink is build and a list of upcoming events.
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“Fun events will take place all week long throughout the season, including Lil’ Tot Time, Two-for-One Tuesdays, Wacky Hat Wednesdays, Wednesday After-Hours Broom Ball, Thursday College Nights, Friday Rock ‘N’ Skate, and more. The popular LA Kings free Hockey Clinics return on Sunday mornings, and skate lessons are available on Saturday mornings. There are activities for young children and special deals and discounts are available for groups.
ICE at Santa Monica is located at 5th & Arizona in Downtown Santa Monica and will be open to the public daily starting November 11, 2011 through January 16, 2012 every Monday through Thursday (2pm – 10pm), Friday (2pm – Midnight), Saturday (10am – Midnight), and Sunday (10am – 10pm). Holiday hours may vary. Admission and skate rental is $12. Parking is available in city parking structures throughout Downtown Santa Monica. (Parking structures 1 & 3 are conveniently located on 4th Street, 1 block from the rink). Vehicles entering between 6am – 5:59pm receive their first two hours free, $1.00 every thirty minutes after, $9 daily maximum. Vehicles entering after 6pm pay a $5 flat rate. For more information, visit www.iceatsantamonica.com or facebook.com/downtownsantamonica.”