San Diego CA— Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station welcome San Diegans to kick off the holiday season with outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station beginning Saturday, Nov. 17 and closing Sunday, Jan. 6. Net proceeds benefit psychosocial services in the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
“Each year, more than 300 families in our community learn that their child has cancer,” said Bridgett Brown, president of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. “That’s nearly one family a day receiving that frightening news. But in San Diego, we are fortunate to have the experts at Rady Children’s providing the best care possible—and our friends and neighbors supporting their work. Proceeds from every ice rink ticket purchased offers hope and support for those families fighting childhood cancer.”
The ice rink will stay open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 6, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and will be featured in Liberty Station’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivites on Friday, Nov. 30 with special performances, Skating Santa and live entertainment in the Central Promenade.
“The opening of the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station signifies the beginning of Salute the Season at Liberty Station and we can’t wait to have the ice rink in our neighborhood again,” said Rick Wilson, executive director of the Liberty Station Community Association. “The ice rink, and its support of kids undergoing cancer treatment, is a pillar in our community during this special time of year. Each year the ice rink attracts thousands of residents, community members and visitors to Liberty Station to enjoy the holiday cheer all season long.”
Throughout the season tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children. Discounted tickets for members of the $10 with I.D. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are available for $10 each and school special group tickets are available for $5 each with RSVP. Punch cards for five visits are available for $50. Tickets can be purchased on-site and are good for reentry throughout the day. All tickets include skate rental and helmets.
Special happenings at the ice rink including Gulls Night and events with live entertainment will take place throughout the season. A full calendar of Salute the Season happenings can be found at www.libertystation.com.
Located in the Central Promenade, Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station is sponsored by the Liberty Station Community Association, the Arts District Liberty Station, NBC 7 San Diego and SENTRE Inc.
For more information, visit www.radychildrensicerink.org or connect on Instagram @radychildrensicerink. For updates about the Liberty Station neighborhood, connect on Facebook/LibertyStationSD, Instagram @libertystation or Twitter @liberty_station.