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Ice Rink Returns Media Alert

MEDIA ALERT

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines
Returns to San Francisco
City’s Most Bustling, Festive Holiday Locale Celebrates 5th Anniversary

WHAT:
Winter in San Francisco would not be the same without gliding across the ice with family and friends at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines. The ice skating season begins Wednesday, November 7, 2012 and runs through Monday, January 21, 2013. A portion of proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

WHO:
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines

Available for interviews:

  • Robert Keith, Ice Rink General Manager at Willy Bietak Productions
  • Karin Flood, Executive Director at Union Square Business Improvement District
  • Keith Turner, Director of Public and Government Affairs at Safeway Inc., Northern California Division 
  • Steven Carhart, Veteran representative from Safeway Inc.
  • Randy Wittorp, Public Affairs Area Director at Kaiser Permanente

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012  at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Union Square, San Francisco

MORE:
Grab your scarf and mittens and make your way down to the ice rink to view several talented ice skaters from “The San Francisco Tremors Ensemble” from the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center performing to Disney’s THE LION KING’s “Circle of Life” sung by Buyi Zama who portrays “Rafiki.”

SPONSORS:
Safeway, Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, Macy*s, Marmot Mountain, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company,  American Conservatory Theater, Union Square Business Improvement District, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, JW Marriott, Chancellor Hotel, Galleria Park Hotel, Grand Hyatt Union Square, John’s Grill, SFMTA, Emporio Rulli Caffé, Disney’s THE LION KING, Square, UNIQLO, San Francisco Examiner, NBC BAY AREA, Telemundo, KSTS-TV 48, STAR 101.3, 98.1 KISS FM, 106.1 KMEL, KOSF 103.7, WiLD 94.9 and KGO 810

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 $10 for regular admission and $6 for children eight years old and under. Ice skate and hockey skate rentals are $5. Ice rink hours are from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily.  A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  For tickets or more information, please visit www.unionsquareicerink.com or call 415-781-2688.

About Willy Bietak Productions
Santa Monica-based Willy Bietak Productions is a full-service production company specializing in the development and production of high quality family entertainment. With a staff of award-winning designers, directors, choreographers and musical arrangers – backed by a talented production and management team – Willy Bietak Productions conceives, packages and tours international entertainment spectaculars as well as special events. For more information, please visit www.bietakproductions.com.

CONTACT:
Kimberly Keyes | Charles Zukow Associates
415-296-0677 | kimberlyk@charleszukow.com