The Polar Bear Skate Returns to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West

California-Style Polar Bear Plunge Becomes Tradition in San Francisco’s Union Square

WHAT: The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West is putting its own spin on Canada’s “Polar Bear Plunge” with the San Francisco-Style Polar Bear Skate. In this version, ice skaters are encouraged to come in their favorite bathing suit and beach apparel.

WHO: The Public; Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West

WHEN: Wednesday, January 1, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Union Square, San Francisco.

About the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink

Since 2007, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has delighted children and adults with a holiday-themed ice park located in San Francisco’s Union Square. Ticket prices are $11 for regular admission and $7 for children eight years old and under. Ice skate and hockey skate rentals are $6. Ice rink hours are from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. For tickets or more information, please visit www.unionsquareicerink.com or call 415-781-2688.

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Bay Area Drag Queens Return to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Presented by Bank of the West for a Night of Lip-Syncing, Lipstick and Lashes with the 5th Annual Drag Queens On Ice: Glitz and Glamour!

Donna Sachet to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies with special guest Sister Roma of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence

SAN FRANCISCO (November 21, 2014) – The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West is thrilled to announce the return of Drag Queens On Ice: Glitz and Glamour, San Francisco’s most fabulous holiday tradition presented by Alaska Airlines on Thursday, December 11 from 8 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Drag queens will don their most gay apparel for special holiday performances by Mutha Chuka, Holotta Tymes, Kylie-Pop, Kim Chi Chi, BeBe Sweetbriar, and Mahlae Balenciaga with Donna Sachet serving as Mistress of Ceremonies with special guests Queen Dilly Dally and Sister Roma of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence. Advance tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.unionsquareicerink.com. All ages welcome.

“This is truly an ‘only in San Francisco’ event! Imagine being surrounded by the best retail stores in The City, busy holiday shoppers, and sparkling decorations all while gliding across the ice in Union Square in your best seasonal drag outfit,” says Sachet, adding, “I’m so pleased to return as the hostess and emcee for this popular evening, and remember, I’ll be the drag queen on the MIC, not on the ICE!”

The fierce and fabulous drag queens of the Bay Area are returning to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West for an event that is full of “Glitz and Glamour!” Along with a night of spectacular performers, Safeway will be providing Safeway seat cushions to be distributed among attendees during the performances by rink guards. The wildly exciting 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 drag queens on ice.

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