“Sycuan Presents Fantasy on Ice moved to Liberty Station to take advantage of the location that will allow for easier annual installation/construction, free parking and new opportunities,” said Sara Moten, director of auxiliary development at Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“We were at Horton Square for 18 years and greatly appreciate our downtown partnerships. We are also delighted that most of those partners are continuing to support Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and our community in other ways,” she added.
The new rink, which will be open from Nov. 19 until Jan. 3, will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission, which includes the rental of skates, is $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Season tickets with unlimited access are also available for $40. Rink hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week through the holiday season.
Unlike the previous downtown San Diego location, the Liberty Station rink will have state-of-the-art permanent infrastructure embedded in the ground for easy set-up each year.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Fantasy on Ice and providing an opportunity for the community to add holiday skating to their reasons for visiting the NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station,” said Alan Ziter, executive director of the NTC Foundation.
“The outdoor setting is not only one of the most historic and beautiful locations in San Diego; it also provides the opportunity to showcase all the growing cultural, shopping and dining opportunities at Liberty Station while helping support Rady Children’s,” a major area pediatric health center and hospital.
Ziter also plans to work with the NTC artists and cultural groups to program holiday-related activities, performances and “Holiday Gifts with a Creative Twist” promotions.
Last year, Fantasy on Ice helped raise more than $130,000 for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady.
Sponsors for this year’s Fantasy On Ice include Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, SENTRE Partners, SPIRE Construction, NTC at Liberty Station, NBC 7 San Diego, 102.1 FM KPRI and 104.5 FM Radio Latina.
For additional information about Fantasy on Ice, visit fantasyonicesd.com or ntclibertystation.com.