The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has been operating since 2007. (Courtesy photo)

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has been operating since 2007. (Courtesy photo)

Holiday ice rink opens in Union Square

Snoopy, California Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and other special guests this morning opened the Safeway holiday ice rink in San Francisco’s Union Square.

Snoopy and others chipped away at an ice sculpture that read Safeway Holiday Ice Rink to “break the ice” and open the rink at 9:30 a.m.

“We are thrilled to return for another great year of ice skating in the heart of San Francisco with memorable festivities and traditions as well as exciting new events,” Safeway Holiday Ice Rink producer Willy Bietak said in a statement.

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has been operating since 2007.

The rink is open from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily until Jan. 18, except for New Year’s Eve when the rink closes at 9:30 p.m.

Regular admission tickets are $11 or $7 for children eight years old and under. Figure skates and hockey skates can be rented for $6.

Skaters can track the calories they burn using the Kaiser Permanente Skate-o-meter, which is available on iTunes and GooglePlay app stores.

There will also be a performance of Drag Queens on Ice: Fa-la-la-la-abulous! Dec. 10 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Skaters on New Year’s Day can take part in the Canadian tradition of the Polar Bear Plunge by putting on their bathing suits and sunglasses and skating in the Polar Bear Skate.

“The Ice Rink is a part of the very fabric of the City, and it’s truly a perfect place where everyone from families, couples and friends can expect to be charmed by the festive lights of Union Square and the magic of ice skating in one of the most treasured locales in the country,” Bietak said in a statement.

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