Los Angeles – LA18 hosted its first-ever ice skating party at the rink in Downtown Los Angeles, Pershing Square on Tuesday, Jan. 12. More than a hundred guests gathered at the rink as part of LA18’s ‘Fun on Ice’ week, which celebrates Asian culture and heritage.
Long-time partners of the station were among guests at the party, including non-profit organizations Chinatown Service Center, American Heart Association, Korean Youth and Community Center, Korean American Family Services, Asian Youth Center and American Cancer Society. As a sponsor of the Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square this season, LA18 aims to draw the Asian community to the outdoor skating rink and encourage them to have fun while staying active.
“The rink in Pershing Square is open mainly during the holiday season. It is easy to get sluggish during this time – too much food and not enough exercise, especially due to the cold weather,” said Cindy J. Lee, LA18’s Community and Public Affairs Manager. “Hopefully, ‘LA18’s Fun on Ice’ encourages our community to break out of this winter-hibernation mode and get everyone’s blood circulating – all while having fun, of course!”
LA18’s party was indeed a great representation of having a good time while working up a sweat. A highlight of the event included performances from local Asian-American figure skaters: 9-year-old Elizabeth Vassantachart, Michelle Lee (11), Sunshine De La O (18) and Nix Phengsy (20).
(*Note: LA18’s Fun on Ice week was Jan. 4-10. The party was rescheduled for Jan. 12, due to weather conditions.)
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