Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Returns!

I received the news letter and I wanted to pass on the information about the ice skating rink in Union Square...

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Presented by Alaska Airlines

Returns to San Francisco with Festive Events for All Ages

City's Most Bustling, Festive Holiday Locale Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Winter in San Francisco would not be the same without gliding across the ice with family and friends at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines. The ice skating season begins Wednesday, November 7, 2012 and runs through Monday, January 21, 2013. Nestled among the vibrant lights of San Francisco's most popular shopping destination, the ice rink in Union Square is the premier location for outdoor holiday ice skating. A portion of proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

"We are so happy to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary of the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines in the heart of San Francisco," says Willy Bietak, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink producer and president of Willy Bietak Productions. "Ice skating in Union Square provides the perfect activity for families, couples and dates. Everyone will be charmed by the festive lights and holiday magic."

The ice rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., with the exception of closing at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2012. Ticket prices for regular admission are $10 and $6 for children eight years old and under. Ice skate and hockey skate rentals are $5.

Advance tickets can be purchased NOW by clicking here. Starting Wednesday, November 7, 2012 tickets will be available at the ice rink ticket window in Union Square. Group rates and private parties are also available.

Dates to Remember:

November 7 - Opening Day

November 8 - Giants' PRIDE Night

November 14 - BGCSF Youth Skate Program

November 23 - Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 29 - Icebreaker: SF Single's Night

December 6 - Drag Queens On Ice

January 1 - Polar Bear Skate

January 21 - Last Day to Skate


This holiday skating season, the ice rink will present some exciting events including Opening Ceremony featuring Disney's THE LION KING, Icebreaker: San Francisco Single's Night, the return of Drag Queens on Ice "Bigger, Better and Bawdier!" - and the first ever Polar Bear Skate.

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, November 7

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines will kick off the holiday ice skating season with a special opening ceremony featuring Disney's THE LION KING. Grab your scarf and mittens and make your way down to the ice rink to view a local professional ice skating group performing to Disney's THE LION KING's "Circle of Life" sung by Buyi Zama who portrays "Rafiki." This is a must attend family event!


Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Youth Skate

Wednesday, November 14

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Icebreaker: San Francisco Single's Night

Thursday, November 29

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Love is in the air at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines. Join us for "Icebreaker: San Francisco Single's Night," where the first 100 singles to arrive with their favorite ugly holiday sweater will receive a special gift. Grab your single friends and head down to the ice rink for a single's night mixer! You might just meet your swoon-worthy New Year's Eve kiss!

Drag Queens on Ice; Bigger! Better! Bawdier!

Thursday, December 6

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The lovely drag queens of San Francisco are returning to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines for an event that is "Bigger, Better and Bawdier!" The Bay Area's most colorful drag personalities will be returning to the ice for an evening of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick! Drag queens and kings across the bay are encouraged to don their most "gay apparel" for a chance to be honored as "2012 Ice Drag King and Queen."

Polar Bear Skate

Tuesday, January 1

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines is putting its own spin on Canada's "Polar Bear Swim" with the San Francisco-Style Polar Bear Skate. With California style in mind, ice skaters are encouraged to come in their favorite bathing suit and beach blanket apparel. The first 100 ice skaters will receive a special polar bear skate gift. There will also be a polar bear dance off and a contest for the craziest holiday polar bear bathing suit. Get your shades, bathing suit and best polar bear attire and come to the ice rink to take the plunge!

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