By Miriam Raftery
17, 2008 (Alpine) — Looking for the coolest place in East County?
The largest outdoor ice rink in Southern California is now open for the holiday
season at Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine.
costs $12 for 90 minutes, including skates. (Watch
skating live via the Viejas webcam)
An ice show extravaganza will be held Saturday, November 22nd featuring professional
skaters, a visit from Santa, and San Diego’s biggest holiday tree lighting
starting at 6 p.m. The Legend of the Ice Princess show will premier
at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Public ice skating costs $12 for 90 minutes, including skates. The
rink is open daily through January 4, with the exception of November 21, when
it will be closed. Hours through December 19 are Monday-Friday, 4-10
p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Thanksgiving, the rink
will be open all night – perfect for exercising off those calories after
a holiday feast!
From December 20 through January 4, the rink will be open from 10 a.m. to
10 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day, when hours will be 4 to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit www.shopviejas.com/#remote-21.
Editor Miriam Raftery is an ice skating aficionado and former “skating
Mom” who spent countless hours driving to distant rinks over the
years. She is delighted to see an outdoor skating rink in East County.