ICE at Santa Monica (File photo)
ICE at Santa Monica (File photo)

Lace up your skates and head Downtown this Friday for the 2013 opening of ICE at Santa Monica.

The annual ice rink installation, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue, will be open from 2 p.m. to midnight. It is $12 per person to skate, and rentals are available at no additional cost.

Throughout the season, which runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 20, the Randy Gardner School of Skating will offer $20 lessons. Classes for toddlers, beginners and advanced skaters are available on select days.

The rink’s grand opening celebration will be held Nov. 7, featuring music guest D.J. dLux and synchronized skate team California Gold. The glow stick-themed event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information and to view ICE at Santa Monica’s daily hours of operation, visit

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