The Agony of de-feet…Pershing Square Ice Skating- we had fun!

“every year” (and I put that in quotes on purpose, because…well, you’ll see), we head downtown to Pershing Square where the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks creates a veritable winter wonderland in between the tall buildings in L.A.

The ice skating rink has been our destination for the last few years over the holidays. Usually, we’ve gone at night and during the week, so it hasn’t been too crowded, but this year, we made Jan. 1 our skating day…take a look and see what happened.

So, “skate wars” was a real problem for us, Dakota and I could only stand the pain for about 25 minutes before we wimped out and ran back to our comfy shoes, I honestly don’t remember the skates being that uncomfortable in previous years. It’s still worth the trip, though, I would HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you go at night when it’s all sparkly and magical and there aren’t as many people on the ice.

pershing square ice rinkHere’s a link for the hours for the Pershing Square Downtown on Ice, which will stay open until January 15th, so make a date!

Here’s a blurb from the website:

Tis the season to chill out under the sun and stars at the Southland’s largest holiday outdoor ice skating rink LA DOWNTOWN ON ICE, gliding into its ninth spectacular season November 16, 2006 through January 15, 2007 at Pershing Square (532 South Olive) made possible by sponsorship from the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, LA Kings and Council member Jan Perry (9th District). As the Rockefeller Center of the west, the vast outdoor ice oasis lies nestled downtown in the heart of the city among the towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks, easily accessible by car or Metro stop. The conveniently located facility unites an estimated 500,000 spectators and 200,000 skating enthusiasts for unique, healthy and safe, seasonal recreation in what LA Parent Magazine and City Search hail as the number one family attraction for the holidays.Open seven days a week (including holidays), admission is only $6 per skating session, plus $2 skate rental.
A partnership with allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing a coupon available on Metro lines. The convenient stop at Pershing Square Station makes getting there easy.
Call 213/ 847-4970 or toll free 1-888-LA-PARKS (527-2757)
And if you want a date skating lesson with Clark Thompson, here’s the link to the Simi Valley ice arena
And if you want a skating lesson with Clark Thompson, here’s the link to the Simi Valley ice arena. Have fun, and let me know how it goes!

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  • 1 Amarantadc // Mar 26, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    nice work, man

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