A woman takes to the ice following the opening ceremony for Union Square's holiday ice rink in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

A woman takes to the ice following the opening ceremony for Union Square's holiday ice rink in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Union Square’s holiday ice rink opens for the season

The holiday ice rink in San Francisco’s Union Square opened to the public Wednesday, November 2 with a ceremonial “breaking” of the ice by San Francisco Giants’ mascot Lou Seal. California Assemblyman David Chiu joined Lou Seal in commemorating the opening along with cast members of San Francisco’s stage performance of The Lion King. The rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. through Monday, January 16, 2017. Photos by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner.

San Francisco Giants' mascot Lou Seal takes a spin on the ice during the opening ceremony for Union Square's holiday ice rink in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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San Francisco Giants' mascot Lou Seal takes a spin on the ice during the opening ceremony for Union Square's holiday ice rink in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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