The LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola transforms L.A. LIVE into a Winter Wonderland in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Before you rule out ice skating completely, follow these simple steps to become a pro on the ice in no time!

Use the Boards!

Skatings hold on to the dasher boards at the LA Kings Holiday Ice.
Don’t be afraid to hold on to the boards for some support.

Help Balance with Your Arms

A female and male skaters hold their arms out as they skate on the LA Kings Holiday Ice.
Use your arms to counterbalance your weight. Try to keep your arms below your shoulders.

Penguin Wobble

Two LA Kings Ice Crew members skate holding hands on the LA Kings Holiday Ice.
This is the easiest way to skate… Just wobble left and right with your skates inline and you’ll be moving! You can also take note of our previous tip to use your arm for balance! 

Bend Your Knees

A couple skates with knees bent on the LA Kings Holiday Ice.
Stay low, and keep your weight over your skates!

Plow Stop

Close up of an ice skate spraying snow in a stop.
Turn one skate inward and forward of your other skate acting like a plow in front of you. This is essentially half of a hockey stop! But don't rush it!

Getting Up From a Fall

LA Kings mascot, Bailey slide on his belly on the ice.
Yep, even Bailey falls sometimes. Try to keep your hands off the ice as you get up to your knees, then get one skate on the ice, then put both hands on that knee and push up.

Standing Still

Two people hold hands while standing on the LA Kings holiday Ice.
Again, grab the boards (or a friend)! But another option is to tilt your skates outward and touch the backs of them together at an angle to prevent yourself from falling backward or forward.

And there you have it! Ice skating really is that simple, so grab your friends and your skates to hit the ice rink! LA Kings Holiday Ice Presented by Coca-Cola at L.A. LIVE is taking place at Xbox Plaza now throgh January 7, 2022.