Beverly Hills to Launch Skating Rink

Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau and the City of Beverly Hills have announced the celebration of the holidays with the city’s first ever full-scale, public ice rink located in the Golden Triangle. Positioned in front of the Beverly Hills City Hall building on Crescent Drive between North and South Santa Monica Boulevards, the ice skating rink (made of real ice) is open December 1 to January 6, 2013.

The ice skating rink will operate seven days a week. Bottled water, gloves and socks will be available for purchase, and the rink will include viewing areas for those who wish to watch the skaters and lockers for personal belongings.

Beverly Hills will also have décor, festive activities and holiday promotions throughout the season, including special holiday dining menus, extended store hours and holiday events. Activities will include “Santa at The Paley Center for Media” and holiday trolley tours with Mrs. Claus (from December 1 to 23); live entertainment at Two Rodeo which includes holiday music, carolers, Santa and snow (from November 23 to December 22); and lights and decor along Rodeo Drive. In addition, the lobby tree at Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, which sits at the top of Rodeo Drive, is decorated by Tiffany & Co. in its 175th anniversary year.

Located in greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is a vacation and business travel destination. The city is not only known worldwide for its mansions and shops along Rodeo Drive, but also for its art and architecture, spas and salons, and walkability.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city’s incorporation in 2014, Beverly Hills is also gearing up for city-wide celebrations to kick off in summer 2013. On the horizon for the city is a new theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts opening in fall 2013.