Lou Seal takes a spin on Union Square’s ice rink

A holiday ice rink is opening in San Francisco’s Union Square with a ceremony Wednesday morning featuring, among others, the San Francisco Giants’ mascot Lou Seal and a special performance from Disney’s “The Lion King,” organizers said.

Along with the 9:30 a.m. ceremony at Powell and Geary streets, visitors can also see a performance by the Yerba Buena Professional Skating Ensemble and hear a disc jockey play music during part of the day. Food and drinks will also be available.

The rink, called the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, will be open until 11:30 p.m. every night until Jan. 16, according to organizers. The rink opens every day at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children 8 years old and younger. Figure skate and hockey skate rentals are $6 per pair. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, organizers said.

More information can be found at www.unionsquareicerink.com or by calling (415) 781-2688.

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