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Festival

Downtown on Ice

When

Nov 15, 2012 – Jan 21, 2013

Daily

Where

Pershing Square

532 S Olive St

213.847.4970

Price

$6 / $2 skate rental

Links

Seems as though Downtown on Ice has been going on a lot longer than just 15 years, but maybe it's LA's nostalgia for a cinematic memory that was never real. Here, the ice rink is tiny, and the past few years, it's been melting under the glaring heat of the California winter. But still, there's nothing quite like people-watching as awkwardly-dressed families, couples, and single skaters go round and round and round while sweating to Christmas classics. Hollywood's odd relationship with the "White Christmas" scenario is made all the more salient by this exhausted crowd struggling to achieve balance on unfamiliar terrain, kind of like our city itself. So what if LA never gets below freezing? Once a year, we can pretend we're a winter wonderland — and that's even better.

Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill

Pershing Square says…

Presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the rink is celebrating its 15th season spectacular for skating under the sun and stars at picturesque Pershing Square, 532 South Olive. The facility is open everyday (including holidays) now through January 21, 2013. Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Montebello Bus lines feature a $1 discount coupon available on buses. Underground discount parking is available with validation.