Ice Skating Joins World-Class Racing at Santa Anita Opening Day

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Racing at Santa Anita Park, which will also feature infield ice skating for fans from Dec. 26 through Jan. 6.
Racing at Santa Anita Park, which will also feature infield ice skating for fans from Dec. 26 through Jan. 6. (Eclipse Sportswire)

ARCADIA, Calif.—For the first time ever, Santa Anita Park will offer fans of all ages ice skating in addition to world-class racing on opening day of the track’s winter meet, Wednesday, Dec. 26. Santa Anita’s authentic ice rink, presented by Ice America, which is currently part of its popular Winterfest celebration, will be available as a part of its Infield Family Fun Zone through Sunday, Jan. 6.

Courtesy Santa Anita Park

Fans are encouraged to come early on opening day, as special first post time for a 10-race program is at 11:30 a.m. Santa Anita’s Infield Family Fun Zone will open on Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. and stay open until 4:30 p.m. Opening day racing features a pair of Grade 1 races in the Malibu Stakes and La Brea Stakes as well as three other stakes.

In addition to the ice rink, pony rides, inflatable bouncers, face painting and more will all be available as part of the Infield Family Fun Zone on Dec. 26, 29, and 30, as well as on Jan. 1, 5, and 6.

With free infield general park and admission available via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place, an Infield Family Fun Zone KID PACK, which includes an ice skating session, unlimited inflatable wristband, a pony ride, and face painting, is available for $30.  An ADULT PACK, which includes ice skating, a racing program, and free 2019 Santa Anita wall calendar, is available for $16.

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