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Join Sammy Clarita on His Latest Adventure Visiting New City Facilities: Sammy Clarita in his number 87 blue hockey jersey is Hitting the Ice With a New Look.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Santa Clarita’s favorite City mascot is back with a new look and his third book! Last year, Sammy Clarita was the City’s Recycle Hero. This year, you can join Sammy Clarita as he visits three new City facilities and explores all they have to offer. In his latest book, Sammy’s first stop is The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center. He loves the new City amenity so much that his look for 2021 is a cool blue hockey jersey with The Cube logo on the front, and his favorite number- 87, on the back. Why 87? Because that was the year the City was incorporated- 1987!

Also in Sammy Stories – Sammy Explores the City, Sammy and his sidekick visit the site of the new Canyon Country Community Center and the site of the new Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station. He can’t wait until they’re complete so he can shoot hoops on the new basketball courts at the Community Center and visit Dewey the K-9 Wonder Dog again.

The award-winning scavenger hunt for the adorable plush continues, so don’t forget to be on the lookout for Sammy out and about, exploring the City. If you find him, you get to keep him and take him home! Make sure when you find Sammy, you share a selfie with him on your social media using #IFoundSammyClarita. By sharing your photo with your new best friend, you might just have a chance to be featured on the City’s social media pages!

To “check out” Sammy’s latest book, visit one of the three Santa Clarita Public Library branches or go online to SammyClarita.com, where you can read through the entire trilogy of Sammy Stories!

City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park Set to Return This Summer.

Concert Series at Central Park to Take Place in July and August.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, is scheduled to return this summer after a year off in 2020. Residents will enjoy a free concert on Saturday nights from July 3 to August 21, with a variety of performers at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

This year’s lineup features tributes to fan favorites like David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. While some bands have wowed Santa Clarita audiences in the past, others are making their Concerts in the Park debut in 2021. Each show will begin at 7:00 p.m., allowing concertgoers to relax with family and friends as the sun sets on the Santa Clarita Valley. See the following for the full list of dates and performers:

  • July 3 — The PettyBreakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty
  • July 10 — Hollywood U2: A Tribute to U2
  • July 17 — AbbaFab: A Tribute to ABBA
  • July 24 — Space Oddity: A Tribute to David Bowie
  • July 31 — The Rising: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
  • August 7 — The WHO Invasion: A Tribute to the WHO
  • August 14 — The Lao Tizer Band: Latin Jazz
  • August 21 — Mick Adams and the Stones: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones

            For more information on the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, please visit santa-clarita.com/concerts or email aeo@santa-clarita.com.

The Cube in Valencia celebrates grand opening with special appearance from LA Kings President Luc Robitaille on April 12, 2021.

The City of Santa Clarita’s Cube Entertainment Center, formerly the site of the Ice Station Valencia, is now open to the public by reservation, offering variety of program.

Valencia, Calif. – The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center is now open to the public. Residents and visitors alike can now register for programming at The Cube to once again enjoy ice sports in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Grand-opening took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2021, celebrated by the special appearance of LA Kings President Luc Robitaille and community attendees.

The newly renovated site was formerly known as Ice Station Valencia for 20 years under pervious owners and management and was purchased and now owned by the City of Santa Clarita.

To get started, visit The Cube’s website at TheCubeSantaClarita.com and click the button to “Create an Account” for the DASH registration platform. Individuals can create their own accounts or set one up for their entire family.

Once an account has been created, available open sessions and other programming schedules are available to view through the “Registration” menu. Advance registration and payment are required for all available programs at The Cube. Sessions at The Cube are available in four categories:

  • Family Camps – Camps consist of open ice skating for all ages with a variety of times available during the week.
  • Freestyle – These sessions are for ice skaters with their coaches who are teaching them how to improve techniques and working on routines for competition.
  • Pick Up Hockey – Pick Up games are for hockey players 18 years old and older. Each game lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, and games are limited to 22 skaters and three goaltenders.
  • Stick Time – Open practice sessions for hockey players to improve skills and/or conditioning.

“The City knows that the community is anxious to utilize The Cube for events, both on the covered ice and in The Top Shelf banquet area. The necessary amenities are in the process of being procured to support these events. In addition, rental fees are still being set. The City looks forward to welcoming the community to utilize The Cube for events and appreciates their patience as we put all the pieces in place to make it a superior experience. Further details regarding facility rentals will be made available once finalized.”

For employment opportunities at The Cube, please email General Manager Larry Bruyere at larry.bruyere@thecubesantaclarita.com. For more information on daily schedules and programs taking place at The Cube, please call (661) 257-CUBE (2823) or visit TheCubeSantaClarita.com.

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.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces April 1 Re-Opening. Park is Ready to Open with Extensive New Safety Measures in Place.

Valencia, California —Six Flags Magic Mountain announced plans to reopen the park to members and passholders on April 1 and 2, and to the general public on April 3, 2021. In accordance with state reopening guidelines for theme parks, Six Flags Magic Mountain will operate at reduced attendance levels utilizing a new reservation system. The park is also implementing extensive safety measures including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees. The plan, developed in consultation with infectious disease experts, sets standards for executing at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. These procedures will be adjusted on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with state and county recommendations.

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“Six Flags Magic Mountain is the undisputed Thrill Capital of the World, and we are excited to get our park open and our world-class collection of coasters running again”, said Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Park President Don McCoy. “Our team is eager to return to work and entertain our guests in a safe environment, providing the much-needed fun and escape we have all missed this past year. I am also looking forward to seeing guests come out and experience West Coast Racers, our newest racing coaster that was only open briefly in 2020.”

Los Angeles County will continue to operate a COVID-19 vaccination site in Six Flags Magic Mountain’s parking lot. The park’s reopening date is subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19. Detailed reopening plans include:

Park Reservations System to Control Capacity
Six Flags Magic Mountain has established attendance caps that are in accordance with current state guidelines to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Guests single day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process.

Protocols for the safe operation of rides
• Easy-to-identify distance markers have been added in all ride queue lines;
• Handrails, ride units, and restraints will be regularly sanitized throughout the day;
• Riders on all roller coasters, rides, and attractions will be physically distanced in accordance
with state guidelines; and
• Masks must remain on while experiencing a ride or attraction.

Health Screenings for Guests and Team Members
• Contactless IR thermal imaging will be used to screen temperatures of guests and
employees prior to entry;
• Advanced security screening technology will allow for touchless bag checks;
• Individuals will be required to acknowledge and abide by the company’s health policies,
which prohibits park entry if guests have recently been exposed to or are experiencing
symptoms of COVID-19;
• Following CDC guidelines, all guests over the age of two and all team members will be
required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit/work day;
and
• Disposable masks will be available at Guest Relations, and reusable masks will be available
for purchase at in-park retail locations.

Strictly Enforced Social Distancing
• Easy-to-identify distance markers have been added in all park entry, restroom, retail
locations, and ride and dining queue lines;
• Dining areas have been adjusted to allow ample space between seated parties;
• Viewing areas are marked for guests to observe animal exhibits as well as game play, and
arcade games have been reconfigured or deactivated to comply with social distancing
requirements; and
• Guests viewing outdoor entertainment will be separated by a minimum of six feet.

Extensive Sanitization and Disinfecting Protocols
• Trained and dedicated cleaning teams have been put in place;
• Increased sanitization and disinfecting of high touch points including all public seating,
tabletops, counters, handrails, doors, and trash cans will occur frequently;
• Restroom staff will be available to disinfect each stall and sink area on a frequent basis;
• Multiple alcohol-based hand-sanitizer stations will be located throughout the park; and
• All work areas will be regularly sanitized and disinfected.

Sanitized Food Preparation and Service
• Modified menus and implementation of mobile food ordering will help facilitate touchless
transactions;
• Self-service buffets and salad bars will be reconfigured to eliminate guest contact with food;
• Condiments, self-serve cutlery, and napkins will be provided to guests with their meals as
required; and

• Attendants will serve beverages, and guests will receive drink bottle refills in a paper cup
each time they refill.

Commercial-Grade Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
• All employees will be issued Team Member Action Packs which will include: two reusable
face masks, safety glasses, and disposable gloves;
• Low pressure backpack sprayers will be utilized for disinfecting large areas;
• Abundant supplies of sanitizers and disinfectants will be available;
• Microfiber cloths will be used to sanitize surfaces; and
• Queue line supplies, fencing, and tents will be in place to promote safe social distancing.

Multi-Layered Guest and Team Member Communication
• Frontline team members will go through extensive COVID-19 training;
• Safety messaging and reminders will be communicated on Six Flags’ website, newsletters,
and in-park announcements;
• Distance markers and physical distance indicators will be in place; and
• Informational safety signage will be posted throughout the park.

Virtual Hiring Fairs
As one of the largest seasonal employers in the country, Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently hiring team members for the 2021 season. The safety of park guests and employees is always the company’s top priority, and applicants may now apply for jobs in a virtual and contact-free environment.

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.

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.


Buy & Reserve Now
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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.