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Universal Studios Hollywood to Reopen on Friday, April 16, 2021 – Grand-reopening of “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Ride.

Grand Reopening to Introduce Guests to All-New “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Ride and “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” All-New, Stunningly Realistic Dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Initial Tickets will be Available to CA Residents and Can be Purchased Online Beginning on Thursday, April 8.
Special Annual and Season Pass Member can enjoy early Bonus Day on Thursday, April 15.

Universal City, California, March 30, 2021 – At long last, Universal Studios Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to resume operations and welcome guests back to the theme park beginning on Friday, April 16. The momentous occasion will commence with a special park preview for Annual and Season Pass Members starting on Thursday, April 15.

While most rides will be operational, some rides and attractions will reopen at a later date as the theme park complies with government restrictions. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to work in partnership with health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing and required face coverings.  In accordance with government guidelines, only California residents may visit the theme park at this time.

“We are incredibly thrilled to finally be able to open Universal Studios Hollywood, return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy our amazing rides,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “It has been a very challenging year and we are overjoyed to have arrived at this moment.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood will be available to California residents only and can be purchased online beginning on Thursday, April 8. The theme park will also celebrate Annual and Season Pass Members—who will be among the first to visit—with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved by Annual and Season Pass Members online starting on Monday, April 5.  Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.

Due to capacity limits, until further notice, guests with unredeemed tickets purchased prior to April 8, 2021 will need to make an advance reservation at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for their visit dates.

For more information about Annual and Season Passes, including Pass Members Bonus Days and re-activation of Passes, reservations for previously purchased tickets or to purchase theme park tickets, visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

After more than a year of closure, Universal Studios Hollywood is ready for its close-up and set to call “action on the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Here’s what guests can expect:

A stroll along the cleverly themed Pets Place will bring guests to the front of Katie’s NYC apartment building where the innovative “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” ride resides.

This all-new tech-savvy adventure inspired by Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, answers the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”

This impressive new ride combines 64 technologically-advanced animated figures with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping designed to take guests on a journey to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends, who have all been transformed and transported into the live-action world. From blinking eyes to eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride. 

The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated lifelike Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride.  Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity.  From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.

Of course, these new experiences are among the many welcoming attractions and themed environments that await guests upon their return to Universal Studios Hollywood, including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and the critically-acclaimed rides, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy:  The Ride,” Despicable Me’s “Super Silly Fun Land,” and “Springfield, U.S.A.,” home of America’s favorite animated family, “The Simpsons.” The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of an authentic production movie and television studio and where they can experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D,” will also open.

Because the safety and well-being of guests and team members is a top priority for Universal Studios Hollywood, the following guidelines outline the theme park’s new health and safety protocols, also highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

·     Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.

·     Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.

·     Controlled capacity within the theme park, and limited occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.

·     Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations, restrooms, and all other high touch points.

·     Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout the park and at rides and attractions.

·     Eating and drinking permitted only in designated dining areas.

·     Contactless payment options wherever possible.

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Health and Safety Guidelines
All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and conduct temperature checks prior to their arrival.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if they are infected.  Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee guests will not be exposed during their visit. For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

City of Santa Clarita’s Western Entertainment themed activities kick off in April, 2021.

The City of Santa Clarita is set to provide fun Western Entertainment for all ages for the month of April. Variety of online and in-person activities will take participants back in time for a Western-Themed Bingo Night, City Cinemas and More.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Get your boots ready for an action-packed quest through the Wild West in the month of April with the City of Santa Clarita! Saddle up for Bingo Night, a drive-in movie at City Cinemas and trivia that is sure to stump even the toughest of cowboys and cowgirls.

Begin your journey with Bingo Night on Thursday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m. Participate in four rounds of Bingo hosted via Zoom by the City’s Arts and Events division. Each lucky winner will receive a gift card to a local business. Learn more and sign up by visiting Facebook.com/CityofSantaClaritaEvents – you do not need a Facebook account to access this page or register for Bingo Night.

Be sure to also visit The MAIN’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/TheMainNewhall) on April 1, at 7:00 p.m. to join the Western-themed 10 by 10 Variety Night. This event will feature 10 individuals or groups performing for 10 minutes with acts sure to get you up and doing the cowboy boogie. You don’t want to miss out on a set by Cowboy Festival fan-favorite The Messick Family and so much more.

Get packed into the stagecoach for City Cinemas, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, for two screenings of “Tombstone” (1993). This adrenaline-fueled film is rated R, and will be shown on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the East Walker Ranch Open Space. Visit the City of Santa Clarita Events page on Facebook to get your tickets before they’re all gone.

On Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m., join Western Trivia Night on the City of Santa Clarita Events Facebook page. Go head-to-head against other residents to test your knowledge of music, films, the Walk of Western Stars and more. The trivia winners will receive a marvelous prize!

End the month with Food Sessions on Thursday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. hosted by The MAIN on Facebook. Get your BBQ grill ready and learn top-notch tips on how to make Cowboy Caviar, mouthwatering chili and other dishes.

All events can be found by visiting the City of Santa Clarita’s Facebook page. To learn more about virtual events in Santa Clarita, please contact the City’s Arts and Events division by email at aeo@santa-clarita.com.

Universal Studios Hollywood Presents: ‘Taste of Universal’ Get a Taste of What You’ve Been Missing, Select Fridays – Sundays, 12pm – 7pm.

Universal City, Calif. – Come enjoy Taste of Universal, an all-new separately ticketed, limited-time event that serves up a day of shopping and outdoor dining throughout the Upper Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood. Savor the flavors of exceptional food from the restaurants of some of your favorite lands.

  • Springfield, U.S.A.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • All New – Minion Cafe
  • Hollywood and Dine

Enjoy an outdoor feast of great food and tasty beverages plus photo ops and shopping offers.

Your ticket includes your choice of 5 menu items (3 items for kids) from an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. Additional items are available a la carte for a separate price.

Tickets available online only.

Adults:
$44.00 ($48.18 with tax) – FRI
$49.00 ($53.66 with tax) – SUN
$54.00 ($59.13 with tax) – SAT

Children (3-9):
$25.00 ($27.38 with tax) – FRI/SAT/SUNBUY NOW – ONLINE ONLY

Pass Members Save on Tickets for Taste of Universal

All Annual/Season Pass Members will need to purchase an event ticket as this is a separately ticketed, limited capacity event. Annual and Season Passes remain paused and are not valid for this event.

Fun For Every Flavor

Stroll across the Upper Lot and treat yourself to your traditional favorites or experience our newest recipes from our expert culinary team. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Big Pink Donut from Lard Lad Donuts, offered in Springfield, U.S.A.

Springfield, U.S.A.

  • Krusty Burger
  • Suds McDuff’s Hot Dog
  • Lard Lad Donuts
  • And More!
Fish and Chips from Three Broomsticks™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

  • Butterbeer™
  • Fish and Chips
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding
  • And More!
Grilled Cheese sandwich from Minion Cafe.

Minion Cafe

  • Grilled Cheese with Meatball
  • Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Mac and Cheese
  • Hazelnut Banana Pudding
  • And More!
Brisket Slider sandwich offered in Hollywood section of the Upper Lot.

Hollywood and Dine

  • Brisket Slider
  • Clam Chowder in Sourdough Bowl
  • Beyond Burger w/ BBQ Aioli, American Cheese & Crispy Jalapeno (V)
  • And More!

View Full Menu and Map

New Safety Guidelines. Same Fun.

This partial re-opening will not include access to rides, shows and attractions

This event is designed to be awesome and physically distanced at the same time with enhanced safety and sanitization procedures throughout the theme park and Universal CityWalk.

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Prepare for a Treat!

As you stroll through the Park, prepare yourself for a hard decision. Which items will you choose? Each of our lands offers something unique with all-outdoor dining. Your ticket will include your choice of any 5 menu items* (3 for kids), with many of your favorites to choose from.

*Menu selections vary by locations and subject to change without notice. Additional menu selections can be purchased at menu pricing (alcoholic beverages will only be available for purchase in the same transaction as a designated meal item). Click here menu details and restrictions.

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Taste Of Universal

Savor an all-new outdoor event with food and fun. Separately-priced, limited-time only.

Starting at $44 plus tax, per adult
($48.18 with tax)

Springfield, U.S.A.

Red Squishee from Kwik-E-Mart.

Plus so many more options to enjoy, including refreshing Squishees

Welcome to Spingfield, entrance to Springfield, U.S.A.

Springfield, U.S.A. — Home of The Simpsons

Krusty Burger, offered at Krusty Burger in Springfield, U.S.A.

Broadway in Hollywood presents: Rock of Ages All Star Reunion – A ONE-NIGHT ONLY, BI-COASTAL LIVESTREAM JAMFEST! SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 AT 5PM PT

PRE-SALE STARTS NOW!Get exclusive access through Tue 3/16 at 9:59am!

Use access code ROAPRESALE when purchasing between Sun 3/14 at 10am thru Tue 3/16 at 9:59am ONLY

GET READY TO ROCK!

Hollywood, Calif. – Featuring a soon-to-be-announced “supergroup” of ROCK OF AGES stars from across the globe, the ROCK OF AGES: All-Star Reunion Concert will feature live performances of the greatest hits of the 1980s, like you’ve never heard them before – blasting worldwide right off the legendary Sunset Strip itself, from the ROCK OF AGES Hollywood stage at The Bourbon Room, with special surprise performances from New York City. The night will be tailor-made for audiences yearning to stream at the top of their lungs – whether a long-time fan, or someone just lookin’ for “nothin’ but a good time” to break up a year of zoom meetings.

The music that ignited a generation soars to new heights in the critically-acclaimed and audience-adored hit musical ROCK OF AGES. “Even doubters will be wiping tears from their Wayfarers” as the show’s uproarious, tongue-in-cheek original love story erupts into an exhilarating musical experience that delivers “the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls” (Entertainment Weekly). An “absurdly enjoyable” musical that’s “as guilty as pleasures get,” (New York TimesROCK OF AGES is set to the greatest rock anthems and power ballads of the 80s, like you’ve never heard them before. Featuring such hits as “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Here I Go Again”, “Don’t Stop Believin’” and many more, theatergoers are invited to raise their lighters, crack open the wine coolers, and bask in “the kind of craft that makes escapism all the more satisfying.” (Variety)

There’s still time to see the WEST COAST CUSTOMS CRUIS’N THE PARK CAR SHOW AT SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN, final weekend, MARCH 13-14, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cruis’n the Park Car Show at Six Flags Magic Mountain, World’s first drive-thru auto show inside Six Flags Magic Mountain presented by West Coast Customs.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – “Like a do-it-yourself tram-ride, decked out with a American graffiti, fast and furious vibe, WEST COAST CUSTOMS CRUIS’N THE PARK CAR SHOW AT SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN was a nostalgic adventure to remember. With tricked out cars, trucks and motorcycles galore to see and photograph while cruising along the Six Flags Magic Mountain Theme Park familiar path ways, what a great way to rev up your day!” – Margie Anne Clark

There’s still time to see the WEST COAST CUSTOMS CRUIS’N THE PARK CAR SHOW AT SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN this final weekend, MARCH 13-14, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. To make your reservations now, visit https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/events/cruisn-the-park-car-show

For the first time ever, world-famous West Coast Customs and the Thrill Capital of the World, Six Flags Magic Mountain, is hosting a showcase a drive- thru car show that winds along the park midways. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will include 100 of the world’s best automotive displays from muscle cars and hot rods to low riders and mini trucks.

Themed music and entertainment will be integrated into each featured section providing many jaw-dropping vehicle art displays. The 30-minute cruise through the park will be presented and narrated by Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs, via a specially designed app available for free download.

“It has been a dream of mine for over 10 years to put together a family event like this!” said West Coast Customs Founder & CEO, Ryan Friedlinghaus. “I’m excited to say it is official as we are about to make some new history together with Six Flags Magic Mountain.

There will be something for every auto enthusiast along the event route, including cars, trucks, motorcycles and watercraft, all to be viewed from the safety of guests’ own cars.


“It has been a dream of mine for over 10 years to put together a family event like this!” said West Coast Customs Founder & CEO, Ryan Friedlinghaus. “I’m excited to say it is official as we are about to make some new history together with Six Flags Magic Mountain. It’s the first
ever drive-thru car show in a theme park where LA’s top vehicles from all different categories, mini trucks to low riders and everything in between, will be displayed. This event will take you on a trip down memory lane and also make new memories for families to share together.”

Six Flags Park President, Don McCoy, continues in saying, “We’re thrilled to host this event with West Coast Customs. We know that people are searching for fun and safe activities to do with their families. This is a really innovative concept that is sure to offer a fun experience for car lovers of all ages”.


The West Coast Customs Cruis’n the Park Car Show will run for a limited time – every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from February 26 – March 14. To control and manage capacity, limited reservations will be available each date and will be required by all guests in advance using Six Flags’ new online reservation system. Special event admission tickets for this first-
ever event will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be sold per car.

Admission discounts are available for active Memberships and Season Passes, and reservations will be required. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate. For more information on West Coast Customs Cruis’n the Park Car Show, visit our website at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

The safety of guests and team members is always Six Flags’ top priority. The new West Coast Customs Cruis’n the Park Car Show at Six Flags Magic Mountain will offer a contactless experience that follows CDC, state, and county health and safety guidelines. To prevent overcrowding and provide proper social distancing, a limited number of cars will be allowed
each date.

A full list of safety requirements for the event is available on the park’s website at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain, including LA County’s guidelines for vehicle-based events.


Event requirements include use of masks if windows are down, no smoking, littering, stopping, or exiting vehicles. Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain within the park, only cars, SUVs, vans, and pick-up trucks are permitted. No convertibles, busses, RVs, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, or motorcycles will be allowed. A maximum speed of three mph and maintaining a safe distance between cars will be strictly enforced.


As part of Six Flags’ comprehensive safety procedures, all employees are required to wear masks and are temperature-checked and health-screened each day. Gloves are worn as appropriate, per guidelines. As directed by current state regulations, no additional services will be available. Six Flags encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline,
and food. Only portable toilets will be available at the entrance and exit.


About West Coast Customs

West Coast Customs is the premiere vehicle customization shop, internationally recognized for its original designs, beyond-your-imagination concepts, impeccable quality, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled craftsmanship. Founded in 1993 by Ryan Friedlinghaus, the brand’s pop culture status is worldwide from industry leading collaborations with corporate and celebrity clientele to awe-inspiring builds for film, TV and gaming studios.

The West Coast Customs flagship 60,000 square foot facility is headquartered in Burbank, California and features 12 leading-edge departments offering a range of extraordinary custom services for projects of any size, scope or budget.


About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
For 59 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.


About Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the Thrill Capital of the World, is home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions, including world-class roller coasters like West Coast Racers, Twisted Colossus, Full Throttle, and X2.

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At Six Flags Magic Mountain – Cruise through the park from the comfort and safety of your own car for a groundbreaking, once-in-a-lifetime drive-thru auto show experience where you will see more than 100 of the world’s best automotive displays, presented by world-famous West Coast Customs.

  • Narrated by Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs, cruisers will take a 30-minute drive around the park guided by a specially designed app to share the history and details of each automobile genre
  • Several distinctly different themed areas displaying a variety of world-class automobiles and watercraft from muscle cars and hot rod classics to low riders and mini trucks…something for every builder and auto enthusiast out there!
  • Themed music and entertainment will be integrated into each featured section providing one jaw-dropping, true “form of art” vehicle display after another.
  • Exclusive Snacks & Merchandise

Admission & Reservations

  • Online reservations are required in advance per vehicle. A limited number of cars will be allowed each day so be sure to make your reservation early. Reservations alone do not guarantee admission
  • Admission is required per vehicle, not per person. Tickets will not be available for sale at the park and all reservations must be made in advance
  • Six Flags Members and Season Passholders: while your Pass ID is not valid for admission to this special event, please visit your Passholder portal to purchase an exclusive discounted admission.


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https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/events/cruisn-the-park-car-show

Bring Your Appetite to the City of Santa Clarita’s Newest Art Exhibit “Creative Comforts,” March 15 through May 14, 2021. A virtual reception to be hosted on Saturday, March 20.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Food is the subject of the City of Santa Clarita’s mouth-watering new art exhibit titled “Creative Comforts.” In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Library’s One Story One City Program, this exhibit parallels the 2021 book choice, “Eat Joy: Stories and Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers.”

This delicious exhibition of comfort food-themed artwork will be available for viewing from March 15 through May 14, 2021 at the First Floor Gallery in City Hall, and virtually. The exhibit will feature artwork from 25 artists, showcasing their favorite comfort food such as hamburgers, mac and cheese, cornbread, grandma’s peanut butter cookies and more. Featured artists include: Arthur Carrillo – “Fiesta II,” Kat Aymeloglu – “Doughnuts,” Madison Zumsteg – “Homemade Dumplings” and Patti Kundstadt – “Blueberry Bliss.”

A virtual reception will be hosted on Saturday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit and featured artists. In addition, the reception will offer residents a chance to experience artist Maho Martin talk about creating her art work, cook alongside FeedSCV’s Scott Ervin as he makes “Pasta al limone” and listen to one of our own librarians talk about the One Story One City Program.

            This exhibit will take your taste buds for a ride! Residents are encouraged to enjoy the artwork in-person or virtually. To learn more about the “Creative Comforts” art exhibit, the upcoming virtual reception and additional art opportunities, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com. For questions, please contact the City’s Arts Coordinator Katherine Nestved at knestved@santa-clarita.com.

Food fills our stomachs and our emotions. It satisfies our cravings, warms our souls and makes us feel safe. Food is the subject of the City’s mouth-watering new art exhibit titled “Creative Comforts.” In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Library’s One Story One City Program, this exhibit parallels the 2021 book choice, “Eat Joy: Stories and Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers.” This delicious exhibition of comfort food-themed artwork will be available for viewing from March 15 through May 14, 2021 at the First Floor Gallery in City Hall, and virtually. The exhibit will feature artwork from 25 artists, showcasing their favorite comfort food such as hamburgers, mac and cheese, cornbread, grandma’s peanut butter cookies and more. Featured artists include: Arthur Carrillo – “Fiesta II,” Kat Aymeloglu – “Doughnuts,” Madison Zumsteg – “Homemade Dumplings” and Patti Kundstadt – “Blueberry Bliss.”

A virtual reception will be hosted on Saturday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit and featured artists. In addition, the reception will offer residents a chance to experience artist Maho Martin talk about creating her art work, cook alongside FeedSCV’s Scott Ervin as he makes “Pasta al limone” and listen to one of our own librarians talk about the One Story One City Program.

            This exhibit will take your taste buds for a ride! Residents are encouraged to enjoy the artwork in-person or virtually. To learn more about the “Creative Comforts” art exhibit, the upcoming virtual reception and additional art opportunities, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com. For questions, please contact the City’s Arts Coordinator Katherine Nestved at knestved@santa-clarita.com.

The City of Santa Clarita Announces “The Cube” as the New Name of the Former Valencia Ice Station, Slated to Open Spring 2021.

City-Owned Ice Rink Anticipated to Open This Spring.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Following months of renovations and preparation for a grand reopening, the City of Santa Clarita-owned ice rink has a new name and brand. The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center is anticipated to open to the public in Spring 2021.

“We wanted a name that would be catchy and also appropriate to cover the wide range of uses The Cube will play host to,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda. “Of course, The Cube will offer residents and visitors an unrivaled place to participate in hockey, figure skating, curling, recreational skating and more. It will also be a new entertainment hub with space to host conventions, conferences, non-profit events, business mixers, concerts, sports competitions, banquets and more. The new unique logo and branding elevate The Cube’s reputation and will attract users from throughout the Southern California region.”

The new identity for the Cube takes inspiration from carved ice block sculptures and features cool, crisp icy blues inside a clean, minimalist design to give off a welcoming, friendly, crisp and “cool” vibe that is versatile enough for a variety of purposes, which it will soon host. In February, the City awarded a contract to the Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) for the operation of The Cube, which is located at 27745 Smyth Drive. The Cube is owned by the City but will be operated by ASEC in partnership with the LA Kings.

Business sponsorship opportunities are available at The Cube, which is anticipated to see an annual attendance of more than 500,000 visitors. In addition to naming rights for The Pond, Olympic and NHL rinks, interested businesses can purchase wall banners, dasher board signage and even sponsor The Cube’s Zambonis with a custom wrap. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chris Page at cpage@santa-clarita.com.

Since being acquired by the City in Fall 2020, The Cube has undergone a number of renovations, including technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding changes. The City also completed repairs to the facility’s roof and cooling system, restored skate surfaces, upgraded plumbing fixtures, updated fire safety systems and more to ensure The Cube meets high safety standards.

Renovations are anticipated to be completed in March, and a grand reopening date will be announced at a later date.

Los Angeles Kings, ASEC to Operate Santa Clarita’s City-Owned Ice Rink.

Final Touches Applied to Revamped Ice and Entertainment Center.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has awarded a contract to the Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (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 is currently undergoing renovations to update the aesthetics and ensure the facility is safe and systems are functional prior to reopening this spring. The facility is owned by the City but will be operated by ASEC in partnership with the LA Kings.

“We are thrilled to have ASEC and the LA Kings managing our ice facility,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda. “The name recognition, experience and expertise will ensure a top-notch operation that our local youth hockey clubs, figure skating teams, curling competitors and recreational skaters will all enjoy once the doors reopen. We look forward to announcing the new facility name and opening date in the coming weeks – and look forward to welcoming the community back to this Santa Clarita landmark.”

ASEC was founded in 2006 and is the largest owner/operator of ice skating and indoor sports facilities in the United States. ASEC owns and/or operates more than 20 facilities, including the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, which is home to the LA Kings.

“The Santa Clarita community has a great tradition of supporting hockey and all ice sports and today’s announcement is the next critical step to continue and expand upon that mission,” said Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. “ASEC and the LA Kings are committed to playing a key role in the next chapter of growing the game of hockey in particular, as well as inspiring the next generation of athletes in our community.”

Brad Berman, President of ASEC, added, “We are excited for the opportunity to expand our relationship with the Kings and execute the City of Santa Clarita’s strategic vision for this important community asset. We will work tirelessly to enhance all aspects of the customer experience, integrate operating efficiencies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the City’s ice and entertainment center.”

Since being acquired by the City, the ice rink has undergone improvements to the facility itself, as well as technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding. Renovations have included repairs to the facility’s roof and cooling system, restored skate surfaces, plumbing fixture upgrades, fire alarm updates and more. Upgraded lighting and sound equipment will enhance the experience for ice rink users, while high-speed public internet access has also been added.

Renovations are anticipated to be completed in March, and a grand reopening date will be announced when the facility is able to open under applicable public health orders.

JOIN THE MAIN in Old Town Newhall FOR A DELICIOUS AND ROMANCE-THEMED EDITION OF “FOOD SESSIONS.”

The MAIN’s Tasty Series is Back with a New Episode on Thursday, February 25.

 Love is in the air and so is the smell of delicious food for this romance-themed episode of The MAIN’s virtual series, “FOOD SESSIONS.” “FOOD SESSIONS” returns with another mouthwatering episode this Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to tune in to be served a delicious course of food demonstrations, cooking tips and entertainment! Watch on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheMAINNewhall or the City of Santa Clarita’s YouTube.

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love (and a love for food) endures! Tune in as “FOOD SESSIONS” welcomes the Santa Clarita community into the kitchens of local chefs and community members, where they share recipes, tips, family stories and more. The February 25 episode will feature Chef Tamra Levine (Director of Catering for Salt Creek Grille Catering, Owner of Heritage Lane Productions), Todd R. Wilson (CEO and Co-Founder of feedSCV), Alexis Shahin (Former Pastry Chef, Yoga and Meditation Specialist) and “Hometown Highlight” Chef Sabina Fetter (American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian).


No two episodes of “FOOD SESSIONS” are alike, so residents should tune in every fourth Thursday of the month to learn new recipes and tricks from a diverse group of cooking talents in our community.

Learn more about “FOOD SESSIONS” by visiting Facebook.com/TheMAINNewhall or contacting City of Santa Clarita Arts Supervisor Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com.

See Your Original Quote up in Lights at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall.

City of Santa Clarita now Accepting Quote Submissions to be Displayed on The MAIN’s Marquee on Main Street!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Be the spotlight on Main Street! The MAIN (24266 Main Street) is seeking individuals to share their original quotes as part of #TheMAINquotes to be displayed on the marquee on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Quote submissions are open to anyone, of any age, from any location. To be considered in the first selection process, submit an original quote to themain@santa-clarita.com by Thursday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m. Please include your name, city of residence and social media handles (Facebook and Instagram) if available.


 Aim to brighten the day of those who walk and drive by The MAIN’s marquee with an inspiring, wise or humorous quote of ten words or less and no more than 40 characters. Please do not include apostrophes or commas. Quotes will be displayed on the marquee at The MAIN for seven to 14 days, during the last two weeks of each month. All entries must be original and free from copyrighted material. Quotes referencing politics, religion, drugs, sex and/or controversial issues will be disqualified from the selection process. If your submission is selected for our marquee, you will be notified by email at the address used to submit your quote. If you do not receive a response, please feel free to try again with another quote submission.


            Please note that by submitting your quote to The MAIN, you are permitting the display of your quote on the marquee and promotion on social media platforms as part of #TheMAINquotes campaign. For more information on the campaign, the submission process and selection deadlines for the remainder of the year, please visit AtTheMAIN.org