Jamestown Welcomes The Little Ice Rink to South Shore Center

Join the Grand Opening Fun and Come Skate at the Beach

Alameda, Calif. (November 9, 2012) – Alameda South Shore Center owner Jamestown, is pleased to announce that The Little Ice Rink is coming to South Shore Center this year, opening November 16 and continuing through January 21, 2013.

The rink first opened in downtown Alameda in 2011, a gift to the community from Alameda’s Perforce Software Foundation. It is once again being generously supported by the foundation, along with additional sponsors Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove, Bayside Hotel Oakland and Bank of Alameda. The Little Ice Rink is produced and operated by Ice-America, a provider of permanent and seasonal ice rinks supported by industry-leading technology and event production expertise.

“We are pleased to offer a home to what has quickly become a local treasure, and invite everyone to come skate at the beach,” said Jamestown COO Michael Phillips. “The rink, along with our Santa House and Winter Wonderland, will be the site of many community-focused holiday activities this year.”

Located on Park Street at Franciscan Way, and adjacent to Petco, the 3,000-square-foot rink offers fun for the whole family. The public is invited to enjoy the grand opening celebration with 25 percent off the cost of skating all day on November 16.

Stay tuned for future guest appearances by local dignitaries and skating celebrities, including Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano.

The rink will be open seven days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 3 pm – 10 pm, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12 pm – 10 pm.

Santa Takes to the Ice!

Santa takes to the ice at 2:00 pm on Black Friday, November 23, before heading to the Santa House, where he will be available for photos with children, families and even pets!

Photos will take place in the courtyard adjacent to Daiso and Kohl’s, November 23 through December 24, with photo ops for pets on December 6 and 13. Visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com/events for the full schedule.

This year, the Santa House will feature a Candy Shop, offering everyone’s favorite treats, from candy canes to fresh fudge. A purchase receipt from the Candy Shop will entitle Little Ice Rink skaters to a 20 percent discount—a sweet deal! Peter’s Kettle Corn will also be on site serving delicious, freshly popped kettle corn.

For more information on South Shore Center holiday hours and activities, visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com. Tickets prices, special events and other information about the Little Ice Rink can be found at www.thelittleicerink.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littleicerink

Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca. and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 29 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.JamestownLP.com.

Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda South Shore Center is an established, 594,000-square-foot open-air shopping center located in the East Bay community of Alameda, Calif. The only major shopping center on the 23-square-mile island, the recently renovated property is home to a variety of national retailers and restaurants, including Kohl’s, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Ross, Old Navy, PetCo, Payless Shoe Source, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sushi House, Applebee’s, Lens Crafters and The Children’s Place. The center has maintained its prominence as a thriving retail destination for more than 50 years. For more information, visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.

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