For many, ice skating is a yearly holiday tradition. If you happen to be visiting Los Angeles during the Holidays…don’t fret, ETG has got you covered. Westfield Century City prides itself in offering an eco-friendly skating rink. This 600-foot synthetic skate loop experience is situated in the heart of the mall on Level 2 overlooking the festive holiday market in the Atrium. Skate along to holiday music, enjoy skate up sip and sweet vendors, festive photo moments, surprise snow falls, and more in this one-of-a-kind winter wonderland experience.

Photo courtesy of Westfield Century City

The Westfield Century City Skating Rink is constructed with Synthetic Ice, which is a form of plastic that is used as a substitute for real ice. It is made from a solid polymer sheet that interlocks with other panels to form an artificial ice surface for skating, using normal metal-bladed ice skates. Synthetic rinks are designed to be environmentally friendly, while still offering a fun and festive activity for any outdoor climate. Instead of utilizing a traditional ice surface that would require heavy usage of water, as well as electricity for refrigeration systems and compressors, our synthetic ice burns zero fossil fuels. *Please note that Synthetic ice does have more friction than real ice, and therefore guests do need to expel more effort on this type of surface, than they would on a real ice rink. See the website for admission and more details; Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90067; https://www.westfield.com/centurycity

Photo courtesy of Bai Ice Skating Rink Pershing Square

However if you prefer real ice, ETG will tell you where to go for that as well. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square in downtown LA is surrounded by city lights. It’s a perfect night out, and creates a wonderful back-drop for any romantic or family filled evening. During the day the views are breathtaking as well. Open thru mid-January; Check the website for ticket prices, and hours. http://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/

Ice at Santa Monica presented by Plaza at Santa Monica offers an 8,000-square-foot real ice-skating rink. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica (1324 Fifth Street), Ice remains open the entire month of December thru mid January. Info: 310.260.1199; Visit the website for info and admission. https://www.downtownsm.com/ice-at-santa-monica

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