Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Things to do, Ice skating
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Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Photograph: Michael Juliano

Time Out says

L.A. doesn’t typically seem like much of a winter wonderland, until, that is, you create an ice skating rink right in the midst of Downtown skyscrapers and L.A. icons. Come glide and pretend there’s snow on the ground at Pershing Square’s outdoor holiday skating rink—one of the biggest in the city. Look out for special events throughout the season, like curling lessons, a silent disco skate and DJ nights, as well as “Let It Go” Tuesdays—every Tuesday evening the ice will be illuminated blue and every third or fourth song will be pulled from the Broadway cast recording of Frozen.

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It's nice to have a holiday event that is fun and festive at night in an urban space that otherwise feels dated in a sad way the rest of the year.  Looking forward to the revamp of Pershing Square in (hopefully) the near future!


Pershing Square in DTLA has a lovely small rink right in the middle of the city. It's a fairly typical SoCal rink (a little strange for us East Coast transplants for it to be warm out while we are skating outside). The staff at this rink is really nice/helpful. They do a good job of making sure it does not get to crowded and a great job of keeping the music fun. I also love that it is close to a metro stop!


This is a really great ice skating rink, especially as it's grown larger in recent years. It's cheaper than some of the other rinks in the city and the views of Downtown are just incredible from Pershing Square—perhaps the only positive thing about the otherwise bleak park. It can get very crowded on weekends, though, and the quality of the ice can take a hit because of it. Definitely hold out until the 80-degree days have passed.