SAN DIEGO–It may still be summer, but the NTC Foundation and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego are already thinking about holidays.
This November, the NTC Arts and Culture District in Liberty Station will be turned into a winter wonderland as the popular Fantasy on Ice skating rink moves from its downtown San Diego location to the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma.
The 18th annual Fantasy on Ice presented by Sycuan runs from November 19 through January 3 and will be located at the NTC Arts and Culture District – the historic core of Liberty Station.
“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 and 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.”
Ziter plans to work with the NTC artists and cultural groups to program holiday-related activities, performances and “Holiday Gifts with a Creative Twist” promotions to ensure that “Winter is Way Cool at NTC” during the holiday season.
Last year, Fantasy on Ice helped raise more than $130,000 for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s.
Groundbreaking for the rink is planned for early September. Unlike the previous Downtown location, the Liberty Station rink will have state-of-the-art permanent infrastructure embedded in the ground for easy set up each year.
The rink hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week through the holiday season and will remain open until Jan. 3, 2016. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Admission, which includes the rental of the skates, is $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Season tickets with unlimited access are also available for $40. Fantasy on Ice will be located in the plaza adjacent to the Dick Laub NTC Command Center at 2640 Historic Decatur Road.
For additional information about Fantasy on Ice visit, www.fantasyonicesd.com or www.ntclibertystation.com.