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Downtown Burbank’s “The Rink” Officially Opens at Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, December 14, the City of Burbank hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the popular seasonal ice rink known as “The Rink,” located behind City Hall at 275 E. Olive Ave.

(Photo Courtesy Scott Talamantes)

The outdoor ice skating rink is 4,100 square-foot and can hold up to 165 skaters per session. For the next six weeks, it will be open for everyone to enjoy, with fundraising events, scheduled performances, and public skating.

Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy cut the ribbon after giving a short speech, stating that she hopes Burbank residents skate into the new year.

During the ceremony, young talented figure skaters from Pickwick Ice performed on the rink, skating to songs such as Christmastime, It’s Not Christmas, Winter Dreams, and a track from The Adams Family.

Among the skaters was Aubrey Ignaco who recently competed in the Pacific Coast Sectionals and won first place for the novice level. She will be advancing to compete in nationals this January.

“Hopefully she’ll go from there to the Olympics. At this point she can be invited to compete internationally,” said her father proudly.

(Photo by Tim Mably)

Shoko Tokuda, whose son skated as a part of an “Adams Family themed” trio, is excited to return to The Rink throughout the rest of December.

Conveniently located near the recently remodeled Burbank Town Center, locals have a festive activity to look forward to after buying presents.

For interested skaters, costs include $12 unlimited skating with no re-entry. Skate rentals are also provided for $5, and skating aids are $8.

The Rink is open from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. It will continue to stay open to the public until Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Ice Skating Rink Returns in Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition will return for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and special performances at The Rink in Downtown Burbank from Thursday, December 14, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from more than 400 shops and restaurants, and the recently renovated Burbank Town Center.

Located next to Burbank City Hall at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue in Downtown Burbank, hours of operation will be 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily, extended to 11:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Cost is $10 for unlimited skating (no re-entry), plus $6 skate rental and $8 Bobby the Seal or Tommy the Reindeer Skating Aid rental.

Special events on the ice this year include:

OPENING DAY SPECIAL: Thursday, December 14 –  $10 unlimited skating all day, along with free skate rental (promotion for Burbank residents only).

LEARN TO SKATE: Skating lessons will be every Saturday. Cost will include skate rental, plus the first skating session when the Rink opens to the public at 10:00 AM. Lessons are from 9:00 AM to 9:25 AM for kids (5yrs-15yrs) and from 9:25 AM to 9:50 AM for adults (16yrs & older).

CURLING POP-UP:  Sundays from December 24 to January 7, Learn to Curl with Hollywood Curling, from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM. Admission is $15.

GETTING HERE: Go Metro! Receive $1 off admission purchase at The Rink for Metro Tap card holders. Take the Metro Local Line 96 to Olive/Glenoaks. It’s a 2-minute walk from there, southeast toward E Olive Avenue. Plan your trip on metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).

On Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, be sure to visit Downtown Burbank’s weekly Farmer’s Market in the parking lot behind the Community Services building.  Free parking is available at numerous structures in Downtown Burbank. For details, please visit www.DTNBUR.com

For further information on the Rink, the public is asked to please email therinkindowntownburbank@gmail.com, or call 818.806.8551. Like the Rink at www.facebook.com/rinkindowntownburbank!

Outdoor Skating Will Return to Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition returns for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and special performances at The Rink in Downtown Burbank. The fun begins December 10, 2015 and runs through January 3, 2016.

Transforming the corner of N 3rd Street and E Orange Grove Avenue into a magical winter wonderland, skaters of all ages will enjoy $10 unlimited skating on the ice with friends and family.

A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from hundreds of shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, making it a joyful family outing and memorable getaway. Admission is $10.00, skate rentals are $4.00, and Bobby the Seal rentals are $6.00.  

Learn to Skate classes taught by Pickwick Ice Center instructors on Saturdays are $20 including lesson, skate rental, and same day session. 9:00 AM to 9:25 AM will be dedicated for kids (5 to 15 years old), and 9:25 AM 9:50 AM will be for adults (16 years old and above).

Free parking is available at numerous structures in Downtown Burbank. For details, please visit www.DTNBUR.com.

On Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, be sure to visit Downtown Burbank’s weekly Farmer’s Market in the parking lot behind the Community Services building.

For further information, the public is asked to please call (818) 238-5180 or visit www.DTNBUR.com.