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“LA Kings Pickwick Ice Center" Ice Skating Facility to Re-Open This Month; Special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Take Place Next Week
KINGS AND AMERICAN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY (ASEC) LAST YEAR PARTNERED TO ACQUIRE THE PICKWICK ICE FACILITY OPERATIONS AT ICONIC PICKWICK GARDENS; SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES MADE AT LONG-TIME COMMUNITY
BURBANK (August 7, 2019) – The Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) will host a special Community Open House at the newly-named LA Kings Pickwick Ice Center next week along with a special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to usher-in a new era at the long-time community institution.
Formerly known as Pickwick Ice, the facility has been closed the past several weeks while undergoing a three-phase alteration-and-improvement project at a cost of approximately one million dollars.
On August 14th, there are a number of fun events happening to help commemorate the reopening, LA Kings Pickwick Ice Center located at 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506. These include:
- 4:00 pm: An official Ribbon Cutting with Luc Robitaille, who currently serves as President of the LA Kings, and Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy
- 4:45 – 5:45 pm: Free Youth Hockey Clinic
- 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Free Open Skate
For more information including how to participate, visit LAKings.com/pickwickclinic.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company have chosen to partner with Burbank’s iconic Pickwick Gardens,” said Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy. “Pickwick Gardens has been a cherished part of the Burbank community for more than 60 years.”
This past December, the Kings and ASEC announced the acquisition of the Pickwick Ice facility operations and agreed to a long-term partnership with Ron Stavert, CEO of Pickwick Gardens. The Stavert family have owned and operated the rink since 1961.
The improvements to the facility include: Removal and replacement of cold floor pipes; chiller re-build and upgrades; removal of heaved concrete and ice rink floor and rebuilt to NHL acceptable tolerances; repairs and renovation of the existing sub-floor heat system; installation of cold floor center feed headers and pipes; upgrades board system and tempered glass; interior painting with LA Kings branding and graphics; and the installation of new exterior signage with LA Kings branding.
The popular facility has been home to the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club, The California Golden Bears youth hockey club and countless skating enthusiasts for decades. In addition to LA Kings Pickwick Ice Center, the campus has a 24-lane state of the art bowling center, six full-service conference and banquet rooms, and a two-and-one-half acre garden for guests to enjoy.
Founded in 2006, ASEC is the largest owner/operator of ice skating and indoor sports facilities in the United States. ASEC owns and/or operates 21 facilities in New York, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and California, including the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, which is home to the LA Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers’ state-of-the-art practice facility in El Segundo and the LA Galaxy Soccer Center in Torrance.
For information about LA Kings Ice at Pickwick Gardens, visit pickwickice.com or call Darin Mathewson at 818.845.5300 x 115. LA Kings Media Contact: Jeff Moeller (email@example.com / 310.535.4544).