LA on Ice
LA’s Recreation and Parks Department celebrates the Winter Holidays with outdoor ice-skating at Pershing Square from November 14 through January 20 with a special Winter Holiday Festival on December 14 that features entertainment, crafts, a snow zone, puppet shows and, of course, ice skating.
For the more competitive but less skilled, the Pseudo Stanley Cup will be awarded to the championship Broomball team, open to groups of up to eight players who only need a decent pair of sneakers to play. Brooms, rubber ball, and hockey nets are supplies and the championship series pits teams in play during the evenings starting on January 7th with the finals on the 16th.
Pershing Square is located at 532 South Olive Street, LA 90013.
LA Live features the Kings Holiday Ice Rink which features a rink that is 132 feet by 80 feet plus loads of LED mini-lights (120,000) to illuminate your skating experience, all in close proximity to lots of great restaurants and the Staples Center. LA Live opens on November 30 and maintains the ice until New Years Eve.
LA Live is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, LA 90013
Woodland Hills celebrates its fifth winter on ice at the Westfield Promenade ice rink which is surrounded by pine trees, not palm trees, and features private ice skating lessons for those who want to hone their ice skating skills.
Woodland Hills Ice is open until February 17th, 2014, making it the longest running ice-skating opportunity in Los Angeles.
Woodland Hills Ice is located at 6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard at Erwin Street, Woodland Hills 91367.
For those who favor their frozen water in the fluffy and flakey form, the City of Los Angeles also offers a one night 2013 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony December 6th from 5 to 9 pm at the El Pueblo Monument – Placita Olvera.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles is hosting the free event which features a snow play area, Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando, and Ballet Folklorico Ollin. There will be refreshments and activities for the kids including holiday pinata breaking.
The 2013 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA 90012