Thursday event postponed due to mechanical issues
By Keldine Hull
The opening of Santa Monica’s Ice, the Westside’s only skating rink, has been delayed.
“Due to unforeseen mechanical issues Ice at Santa Monica is temporarily closed and the Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, must be postponed until further notice,” said Downtown Santa Monica Inc. in a statement.
“We know how much our community looks forward to Ice at Santa Monica every holiday season and we are diligently working on a solution so that we may reopen as soon as possible. We will continue to provide on our website and social media channels updated information on when the rink will reopen. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to providing a wonderful, fun and memorable experience at Ice at Santa Monica,” the statement continued.
A popular destination for the approximately 200,000 skaters and spectators who visit every year, Ice at Santa Monica is located at the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue. No further comment was provided by Downtown Santa Monica regarding when the 8,000 square- foot ice skating rink will be open.