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Ice & Snow

November 28, 2002

Downtown on Ice Outdoor ice-skating rink with holiday-themed concerts and refreshments. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. Today-Dec. 19, Mon.-Thu., noon-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 20-Jan. 12., Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Ends Jan. 20. $6 per hour, skate rentals $2. (888) 527-2757.

Holiday Ice Rink -- Century City Adults and children can enjoy skating plus holiday entertainment, rink-side dining, private skating lessons and evening ice shows throughout the holiday season. Century Plaza Hotel and Tower, 2025 Avenue of the Stars. Today-Dec. 20, Mon.-Fri., noon-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 21-Jan. 20, daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $15-$18 per hour, special rates for children younger than 6. (800) 975-1885.

Holiday Ice Rink -- Beverly Hills Outdoor ice-skating rink open to the public, Beverly Hills residents and nonresidents alike. Lessons are available; reservations aren't necessary. Charges include skate rentals. Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza, 450 N. Rexford Drive. Sat. through Dec. 20, Mon.-Fri., 2-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 21-Jan. 5, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $10-$12 general, $7-$9 12 and younger. (310) 285-2450.

Twinkle Towne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre has been transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, carnival rides, carolers, light displays, real snow and other attractions. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun.-Thu., 5-10 p.m. Ends Jan. 1. $12-$15 per carload; group and other discounts available. (949) 855-8095.

Universal CityWalk Ice Skating Rink is open for the holiday season. Free screenings of holiday film classics on a big outdoor screen are scheduled Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 21. Plus live entertainment and snowfalls are planned weekends 5-10 p.m. through Dec. 22. Universal CityWalk, 1000 Universal Center Drive, Universal City. Fri., 3 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 4-11 p.m.; ends Jan. 5. Admission to CityWalk is free. Skating fees: $6.50-$7.50. (818) 622-4455.

Winter Fantasy 2002 Fresh snow, plus three stages of entertainment and more than 150 artists selling their wares. Also art demonstrations and workshops, food and beverages. Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open weekends through Dec. 15. $2-$4 single day; $5 season pass, 5 and younger, free. (949) 494-3030.

Winter Snow Fest Family event featuring two snow hills, two snow play areas, snowman building, workshops, games, a holiday boutique and pictures with Santa. Sleds will be provided, but children should wear closed-toed shoes and their own gloves. $1-4 for sledding and games. Pantera Park, 738 Pantera Drive, Diamond Bar. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (909) 396-5746.

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