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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Downtown on Ice

November 20, 2008-January 19th, 2009 Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is hosting "Downtown on Ice," an outdoor ice skating rink. It's open every day from 10am-10pm.

Last month our family joined my in-laws (who live near USC) for an hour on the ice.

Where else can you skate under office towers and palm trees? Very fun - we highly recommend it.

We generally catch the 4:30-5:30pm slot (picture above). This year we were there from 6:00-7:00. I'd recommend the ealier slot: not as crowded and plenty of time for dinner afterwards. Either way, a good opportunity to give our kids an experience downtown.

There's a $6 per hour charge, and skates are available for an additional $2. They offered a slight discount for a family of four: $30 for skating and rental.

FYI, parking is available at a reasonable rate right across the street.

My son on the ice. Pretty good considering this is the only time we go skating!

My daughter with her aunt (my sister in law)

My son with his cousin (in the red)

My daughter - she was really going for it!

Historically, downtown Los Angeles has suffered from a lack of activities in the evening. This is especially true of what we'd consider family friendly activities.

As Christians living in Los Angeles, we appreciate and want to support any opportunity where we can involve our kids and engage (even just for a couple of hours) with our city.

"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city ... pray to the LORD for it, becauses if it prospers, you too will prosper. " Jeremiah 29: 7

More information on Downtown on Ice can be found at:

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