EAST LOS ANGELES — Residents of East L.A. got a jump start on the holidays this weekend with the opening of a temporary ice rink at the East L.A Civic Center. Admission and skate rentals are free today (Sunday, Nov. 23) but come Monday ice skaters will have to pay $7 admission and a $2 rental fee, reports Eastsider contributor C.J. Salgado. Salgado picked up a few details about the rink:
Using a huge “chiller” machine, an icy layer of about 3-4 inches is formed across the rink floor. Mark, a Recreation Dept. manager, said about 500-1000 visitors are expected. It’s a beautiful day to come out onto the ice and play!
The rink, located at the south end of Belvedere Park, will continue in operation through Nov. 30.