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HOLIDAY ICE RINK AT PERSHING SQUARE CELEBRATES 17TH SEASON AS FAVORITE HOLIDAY HAPPENING

LOS ANGELES – Come get your glide on this holiday season at HOLIDAY ICE RINK PERSHING SQUARE, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015.

Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price. A portion of proceeds will benefit the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks.

The newly renamed rink kicks off the winter season with a lineup of free, fabulous and festive activities for all ages. “Throughout the years, the rink has become a part of the fabric of downtown LA, and it’s the perfect place for families, couples and friends to share in fun and everlasting memories,” says Willy Bietak, Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square producer and president of Willy Bietak Productions.

Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square at 532 South Olive Street in LA is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass. Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. The information hotline is:     213/ 624-4289.

General admission is $9. Figure skate and hockey skate rental is $3. Group rates and private party options are available. For detailed session skate times visit www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com where you can also purchase tickets in advance online.

FREE SPECIAL EVENTS THIS SEASON:

Icebreaker: Opening Ceremony, Thursday, November 13, 2014 / 11:00am to 12:00pm.

The Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square will open for its unprecedented 17th season hosted by Olympic Silver Medalist, four-time US National Pair Champion and US Figure Skating Hall of Famer Peter Carruthers, with a special live solo performance from “Wicked” the Musical, direct from The Pantages, with skating performances by the City of Angels Ice Theater Ensemble, Snoopy from Knott’s Merry Farm and National Novice Pairs Champions Ai Setoyama and David Botero.

DJ Spotlights: Thursdays evenings, November 20, December 4, 11,18, 2014 & January 8,15, 2015

Take a spin around the rink while listening to the hottest deejays spin tunes to help you find your groove.

Knott’s Merry Farm Presents, a Snoopy Skating Showcase Tuesday, December 2 / 4:00pm.

“Doggone” fun for all ages. Everyone’s loveable pup and friends perform a special “mini” showcase with festive music and holiday costumes as a prelude to the holiday skating spectacular “Merry Christmas Snoopy,” at Knott’s Merry Farm this holiday season.

Hot 92.3 Old School Skate Night: Saturday, December 6, 2014 / 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Old School DJ spins up your favorite tunes from Hot 92.3 while their street team offers   giveaways and interactive fun. Take home a memento picture from their photo booth.

“Wicked” Wednesdays: Wednesdays in December: 10, 17, 24, 31 beginning at 7:00pm.

Special “Wicked” fun in celebration of the award-winning musical at the Pantages Theatre. The ice will be aglow in a vibrant green while skaters enjoy songs from the musical soundtrack. Contests provide patrons the opportunity to win free tickets to see “Wicked” live at the Pantages Theatre.

Single in the City: Thursday, December 11 / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Grab your single friends and head to the rink to “break the ice” at a fun single’s night mixer complete with interactive games, door prizes and refreshments.

Winter Holiday Festival presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks: Saturday and Sunday, December 13, 14 / 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

Free activities for the entire family with snow and sledding, Santa Claus, make ‘n’ take arts & crafts, live entertainment from community groups, booth and prizes. More info at: www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/

102.7 KIIS FM’s EDM Glow in the Dark Night: Friday, December 19, 2014 / 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Go glow in this skatefest sponsored by KIIS-FM. Wear your free glow in the dark accessories when you skate to KIISFM tunes spun by their favorite DJ. The fun includes contest giveaways, prizes and a photo booth.

104.3 MYfm Family Fun Day: Sunday, December 21, 2014 / 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

MYfm DJ spins hit tunes. Their street team has something fun for all ages with a photo booth, prizes and engaging contests.

Polar Bear Skate: The Los Angeles Edition: Thursday, January 1, 2015/ 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

A new holiday tradition that’s so LA. Celebrate the popular frozen New Year’s Day Canadian tradition with a twist.  Grab your sunglasses and swim suit to “take the plunge” with a skate around the rink. Skaters of all ages are invited to dress in beach attire for an invigorating welcome to 2015. The first 25 participants will receive a plush polar bear hat.

Location: Pershing Square: 532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles 90012

Info line: 213.624.4289

Admission: $9 per person; one-hour skating session Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey)

Purchase tickets at the rink or in advance at: www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com

Group rates, private party and special event pricing available.

Sponsors: PayPal, Wicked, Megabus, Univision 34 & UniMás 46, Metro & Metrolink, Hot 92.3, 104.3 MYFM, 102.7 KIIS FM, Yelp, La Opinion and Pershing Square RENEW.

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About Willy Bietak Productions:

Santa Monica-based Willy Bietak Productions is a full-service production company specializing in the development and production of high quality family entertainment. With a staff of award-winning designers, directors, choreographers and musical arrangers – backed by a talented production and management team – Willy Bietak Productions conceives, packages and tours international entertainment spectaculars as well as special events. For more information, please visit www.bietakproductions.com.