ice skating DTLA

It may never snow in Los Angels, but you can go ice skating in DTLA.  Each year Pershing Square installs an ice skating rink for about two months.  This year the rink is open from November 15, 2018 through January 21, 2019.  The rink is also open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.  What’s more fun than heading out with the family or friends on Christmas for some ice skating!

If you have never been ice skating, don’t worry.  From what we saw at least half of the skaters on the rink were out for their first time.  And while they spent a lot of time hugging the rail on the side, they were all having fun!

Skating sessions last 60 minutes.  Between each session the ice in the rink is ground down and polished for the next batch of skaters. Hours and times vary by day.

ice skating
Pershing Square Skating Rink and Christmas Tree

December 16 – December 30
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Daily

December 24
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 25
11:30 a.m.  – 9:30 p.m.

December 31
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

January 1
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

January 2 – January 21
11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday

General Admission: $9
Skate Rental: $5
Locker Rental: $3
Skate Helpers: $6

You can get to the ice skating rink in Pershing Square by either car or Metro.  Parking is available under Pershing Square or any of the neighboring lots.  It is actually fairly easy to find parking around the rink.  Or take the Metro Red or Purple line to the Pershing Square Station.

532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013