August 10, 2021
The LA Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) have announced a new, multi-year lease agreement with Promenade on the Peninsula in which ASEC and the Kings will re-open and operate the ice skating facility in Rolling Hills Estates.
Soon to be rebranded LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula, the former Promenade Ice Chalet is currently undergoing an extensive remodel. The rink is scheduled to open next month.
“For close to 40 years, this facility was a tremendous community cornerstone, and we are excited to work with our partners to re-engage families here and return to the ice,” said ASEC President Brad Berman. “We believe LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula will be a long-term, sustainable ice and entertainment center.”
Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille said, “The LA Kings are thrilled to work with our partners Promenade on the Peninsula and ASEC. We are committed to inspiring future generations of athletes. Today’s announcement and next month’s re-opening are critical steps to continuing and expanding upon our mission.”
Located within the popular Promenade on the Peninsula located on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the rink closed September 16, 2020, due to the area’s widespread COVID-19 lockdown. The indoor rink, opened by the shopping center in 1981, has served as an iconic area location for both figure skating and hockey for 40 years.
After signing a lease effective August 1, 2021, ASEC and the Kings immediately began improvements to LA Kings Ice. Technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding have been a primary focus. In addition, repairs to the cold floor pipe system, leveling for the ice rink subfloor, repair of the dasher board system, a new scoreboard and new rental skates are forthcoming. Upgraded lighting and sound equipment as well as high-speed public internet access will also enhance the experience for ice rink users.
Renovations are anticipated to be completed in the coming weeks. A grand reopening is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th, when LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula can open under applicable public health orders. Additional details on the September 7th event will be forthcoming.
Today’s announcement is also the latest in a series of Kings/ASEC joint ventures in Southern California ice sports management. This past February, The City of Santa Clarita awarded a contract to the Kings and ASEC for the operation of the city-owned ice rink located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Valencia. The former Ice Station was purchased by the city in fall 2020 and underwent renovations to update the aesthetics and ensure the facility is safe and systems are functional prior to its reopening this past spring. In 2019, ASEC and the Kings renovated Pickwick Ice in Burbank at a cost of approximately $1 million. The facility was then rebranded as LA Kings Pickwick Ice Center and enjoyed its reopening that August.