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Ice Rink Skates Into South Shore Center

The Little Ice Rink will be set up at South Shore Center this year from Nov. 16 through January 21, 2013.

From Alameda South Shore Center

Alameda South Shore Center owner Jamestown, is pleased to announce that The Little Ice Rink is coming to South Shore Center this year, opening Nov. 16 and continuing through January 21, 2013.

The rink first opened in downtown Alameda in 2011, a gift to the community from Alameda’s Perforce Software Foundation. It is once again being generously supported by the foundation, along with additional sponsors Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove, Bayside Hotel Oakland and Bank of Alameda.

“We are pleased to offer a home to what has quickly become a local treasure, and invite everyone to come skate at the beach,” said Jamestown COO Michael Phillips. “The rink, along with our Santa House and Winter Wonderland, will be the site of many community-focused holiday activities this year.”

Located on Park Street at Franciscan Way, and adjacent to Petco, the 3,000-square-foot rink offers fun for the whole family. The public is invited to enjoy the grand opening celebration with 25 percent off the cost of skating all day on Nov. 16.

Stay tuned for future guest appearances by local dignitaries and skating celebrities, including Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano.

The rink will be open seven days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Little Ice Rink is produced and operated by Ice-America, a provider of permanent and seasonal ice rinks supported by industry-leading technology and event production expertise.

Santa Takes to the Ice!

Santa takes to the ice at 2 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 23, before heading to the Santa House, where he will be available for photos with children, families and even pets!

Photos will take place in the courtyard adjacent to Daiso and Kohl’s, Nov. 23 through Dec. 24, with photo ops for pets on Dec. 6 and 13. Visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com/events for the full schedule.

This year, the Santa House will feature a Candy Shop, offering everyone’s favorite treats, from candy canes to fresh fudge. A purchase receipt from the Candy Shop will entitle Little Ice Rink skaters to a sweet deal — a 20 percent discount! Peter’s Kettle Corn will also be on site serving delicious, freshly-popped kettle corn.

For more information on South Shore Center holiday hours and activities, visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com. Tickets prices, special events and other information about the Little Ice Rink can be found at www.thelittleicerink.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littleicerink

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Analisa Harangozo November 08, 2012 at 09:17 PM
David, a few folks have asked that. Didn't know there was a difference until now (then again, I've never really been ice skating before). I'll find out for you.
Analisa Harangozo November 09, 2012 at 12:02 AM
David, I was told it'll be real ice.
Jennie Van Heuit November 16, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I think the plastic ice rink will be on Park St somewhere.
Stuart Rickard November 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Please be very very careful at the South Shore ice rink if the ice has a layer of water on it. Yesterday I was there and in less than 40 minutes saw 3 people get hurt when they fell. In each case the skaters had their skates slip out in front of them. One girl fell and hit the back of her head on the ice. Two boys fell and hit their heads. The boys both turned as they fell to try to avoid landing on their backs - one ended up with a purple big bump on his forehead, the other hit his mouth and had a bloody lip. I never saw this before when we went to this last year. The staff said it was because of the layer of water.
Pamela December 03, 2012 at 09:33 PM
How much does it cost to skate and how long do u skate for?

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