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Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Returns to San Francisco

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

SAN FRANCISCO (September 12, 2012) – 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. Nestled among the vibrant lights of San Francisco’s most popular shopping destination, the ice rink in Union Square is the premier location for outdoor holiday ice skating. A portion of proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

“We are so happy to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary of the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines in the heart of San Francisco,” says Willy Bietak, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink producer and president of Willy Bietak Productions. “Ice skating in Union Square provides the perfect activity for families, couples and dates. Everyone will be charmed by the festive lights and holiday magic.”

The ice rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., with the exception of closing at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2012. Ticket prices for regular admission are $10 and $6 for children eight years old and under. Ice skate and hockey skate rentals are $5.

Advance tickets go on sale Monday, October 15, 2012 at www.unionsquareicerink.com/tickets. Starting Wednesday, November 7, 2012 tickets will be available at the ice rink ticket window in Union Square. Group rates and private parties are also available.

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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.

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Kimberly Keyes | Charles Zukow Associates
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