Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Beating the Heat at Burbank's Pickwick Ice

With the temperatures pushing 100 degrees this weekend, we decided it was finally time to take the Blogger Kid to the ice rink at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank.

The Kid has enjoyed our holiday trips to the outdoor skating rink at Pershing Square, and got plenty of practice this past Christmas season at the fake ice rink at the zoo. But it's September, and the ice has got to stick indoors.

No problem. Pickwick Ice offers public skates on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Public skates are also available on weekday afternoons, and on Saturday nights from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Adults are $7, while kids are $6 -- skate rentals are another $3.

We poorly planned our visit -- both Evan and I were wearing shorts, and didn't have jackets. No problem; we weren't the only ones. But we'll show up next time properly attired.

Besides our clothing snafu, the afternoon was a huge success. Blogger Kid started out the session holding my hand, but toward the end was skating around the rink on his own -- with me close by, of course. I can't believe it's taken us this long to head to the Pickwick Ice, but we'll definitely be back. The Pickwick Gardens also includes a bowling alley, among other attractions.

Pickwick Gardens
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
818 845 5300 ext. 173 for skate updates

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