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The Rink returns for the holiday season in Burbank

The Rink returns to Downtown Burbank. The parking lot of City Hall, at the corner of North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue, has been turned into “a magical winter wonderland,” not far from “hundreds of shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, according to a news release. A 90 minute skate is $10 plus $3 for skate rental. A Bobby the Seal rental is $6.00 A season pass will run you $159.  That’s for unlimited ice skating from Friday, November 28, 2014 through January 19, 2015.

Also, there are a  number of special events coming up at The Rink. For more details you can call (818) 238-5180, or click over to

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank school children skated at The Rink in Burbank December 4, 2013

Final day to ice skate at The Rink in Burbank

Today is the last chance to get your skate on at the temporary ice rink in the parking lot behind Burbank City Hall at Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street in the downtown area. The Rink opened last November, and has hosted special events, like the appearance of Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi, as well regular skating schedules for the public. Today The Rink will be open from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Information on admission and skate rentals here.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi posed for pctures for the media at The Rink in Downtown Burbank December 4, 2013

Kristi Yamaguchi thrills at The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Today Olympic skating champion-turned-author, Kristi Yamaguchi, made an appearance at The Rink in Downtown Burbank, to the delight of  some local school children. Yamaguchi’s original flight from Oakland got cancelled, but she hopped on another one and arrived shortly before noon at The Rink. Her first duty was to pose for photos and do interviews with the media. Yamaguchi was articulate and gracious. Not a hint  that a flight delay had put the event almost an hour behind schedule. The 1992 Olympic women’s singles gold medalist, told reporters... Read More →

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Photo of Kristi Yamaguchi

Figure skating champ to appear at The Rink in Downtown Burbank

The Rink in Downtown Burbank is getting some star power tomorrow. Olympic gold medal winner, Kristi Yamaguchi,  is scheduled to appear at the temporary ice rink, behind Burbank City Hall, on Wednesday, December 4. Since winning the Olympic gold in women’s singles skating in 1992, Yamaguchi has been very busy with various projects from professional skating to entertainment to philanthropy to writing and more. Also, Yamaguchi is a “Dancing with the Stars” champion . She won the dancing trophy with professional dancer, Mark Bellas, in season 6. Yamaguchi became... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy took a spin on the ice at the opening of the Burbank ice rink November 21, 2013

Downtown Burbank ice rink open for business

The Rink is open in Downtown Burbank. The city’s first temporary ice rink got its grand opening last Thursday. Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy was one of those who laced up skates and took a spin or two or maybe three around the new ice. The rink is located in the back parking lot of city hall between Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue. It will be operation through January 2014. Residents and visitors to the Downtown area, young and old, are invited to come out and enjoy a... Read More →

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