Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Kings Ice Crew to Highlight Pasadena Ice Skating Center Grand Opening

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:31
October 29, 2011

Contact:
Janet Zaldua, Director of Communications & Tourism
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RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY & KINGS ICE CREW TO HIGHLIGHT PASADENA ICE SKATING CENTER GRAND OPENING

WHAT: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. to officially open the new Pasadena Ice Skating Center, where for the first time in decades, skaters can enjoy a regulation-sized ice sheet. At noon, the LA Kings Ice Crew will be on hand to distribute giveaways, interact with fans and hold a raffle for free Kings signed merchandise. The Crew will also operate the ultra-cool, high-tech Ice Rider complete with flat screen TVs, DirecTV, X-Box 360 and more.

WHY: The new Pasadena Ice Skating Center features a regulation-sized ice sheet, new dasher boards, team bench area, four team locker rooms, two party rooms, and spectator seating for 180. The $3 million facility, which is being managed by the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC), was funded by a $1.5 million low-interest loan from the city and $1.5 million in capital reserves from the PCOC. Approximately 50 employees from the old skating center have been hired to work at the new one.

WHO: Featured speakers include:
Mayor Bill Bogaard
Councilman Steve Madison
Representatives from Pasadena Maple Leafs Hockey Club
Representatives from Pasadena Figure Skating Club

WHEN: Saturday, October 29
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: 9 a.m.
LA Kings Ice Crew: Noon

WHERE: Pasadena Ice Skating Center
300 East Green St., Pasadena

(The rink is located off Euclid between Green St. and Cordova, directly behind the conference center on the east side of the Pasadena Convention Center complex.)
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