**Guest Post by the Team behind the Union Square Ice Rink
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West, a San Francisco holiday tradition, has kicked off the ice skating season and will feature a lineup festive activities for all ages, including new celebrations and the return of many of the rink’s most popular events. The ice rink in Union Square, which the TODAY Show calls one of the “Best Ice Skating Rinks in the U.S.,” is a wonderful spot for outdoor ice skating, nestled amongst the vibrant lights and popular shops and restaurants in San Francisco.
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West breaks into December celebrating being Single in the City with an ice skating event for all Bay Area singles to enjoy. This year the Union Square ice rink will be partnering with the popular dating app The League for this special event that will include great music, drinks and games on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Also returning this year is the fierce and fa-la-la-la-abulous drag queens of the Bay Area coming to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West for one of the City’s most popular holiday events. The wildly exciting drag performers are sure to shine in a night full of lip-syncing and lipstick that is guaranteed to make audiences of all ages laugh and dance with the magnificent Donna Sachet emceeing the event on Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day in San Francisco just wouldn’t be the same without The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West bringing back the San Francisco take on the popular Canadian tradition with the Polar Bear Skate. In this version, however, ice skaters of all ages are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and come to the ice rink to take the plunge and join this fun and exciting New Year’s Day Union Square tradition on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
The ice rink in Union Square is also excited to announce that every Wednesday this holiday season at the rink will be known as “Bank of the West Wednesdays”, and will include free skate rentals to all patrons plus free admission to all Bank of the West customers. The ice rink will remain open through Monday, January 18, 2016. A portion of this year’s proceeds benefit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Tickets and details are here.