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Pershing Square Ice Rink Opens

Pershing Square's ice rink is now open to the public for the holidays. 

A young skater takes a tumble on the rink.
A young skater takes a tumble on the rink.
Olympic skater Peter Carruthers, as well as Snoopy and friends, helped reopen Pershing Square's holiday ice rink. The annual "ice breaking" ceremony included live performances from Snoopy and headliners from the musical "Wicked." Inner city youths were offered the first opportunity to get their skates on the rink. 

The space, centered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, was first dedicated for public use by Mayor Aguilar in 1866 and was formally named Pershing Square in 1918 after a World War I general. Over the next eighty years, the Department of Recreation and Parks worked to redesign and rebuild the park. Pershing Square was rededicated on February 3, 1994. 

During other times of the year, summer concert series, films and events are held at Pershing Square. 

Pershing Square and KTLA will be welcoming the public to their KTLA Annual Free Skate Party on Friday, November 14. Special guests include Paramount Iceland skater, the Jr. Kings "Mites and Mini Mites," Wicked vocalist Emmy Raver-Lampman and swimsuit models from Refresh Talent Agency. They will also be hosting an LAPD Swat Toy Drive.

The holiday ice rink will be open until January 19. See the ice rink's website for more details on special events and operating hours.

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