City of Santa Clarita Press Release

Holidays Are Better at The Cube!

Holidays Are Better at The Cube!

By City Manager Ken Striplin

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

One of my favorite new holiday traditions is taking my family to a day out on the ice at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, especially during the holiday season.

Just two nights ago, the community came together to officially ring in the holiday season at The Cube with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bringing hundreds of families and friends together for a festive evening, the City Council partnered with the Los Angeles Kings to flip the switch to illuminate thousands of lights on the tree, located on The Pond. Residents enjoyed the evening by joining our very own Sammy Clarita and LA Kings Mascot Bailey on the ice for skate sessions around the tree and on the Olympic Rink.

Another event that is sure to get you in the holiday and sports spirit, is the annual Santa Clarita Kings Day. Tonight, dozens of residents will cheer on the Los Angeles Kings as they take on the Colorado Avalanche at the Arena. Starting at 5:00 p.m., community members will get the opportunity to together and enjoy a night out in Los Angeles. This unique and fun annual event is just another way we support our local ice athletes, as well as our beloved sports teams here in Southern California.

If you’d rather stay in town, I hope you bought tickets for our annual Holiday Skate Show at The Cube! Taking place next Saturday, December 9, over 100 local ice-skaters will commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas with a special on-ice rendition of the Disney classic. Featuring music, props, makeup and more, skaters have been practicing for over six months to bring residents a fun, family-friendly performance. Attendees can immerse themselves into the production with either on-ice, bleacher or balcony seating options. While you’re there, grab your favorite food and drinks from The Grille and Top Shelf to keep you warm before, during or after the show!

I encourage our community to come to The Cube and enjoy all of the fun events and opportunities available this holiday season. All month, the decorated tree will be available for visitors to skate around during public skate sessions, adding the perfect backdrop to any festive photo. As we enter the winter season, remember that The Top Shelf is the place to be for all gameday attractions. Join us on the second floor as you enjoy your favorite football and hockey games with a local beer or wine, or one of the ice-inspired cocktails. Whether you are with your fantasy football league or simply enjoying a night out on the town, The Top Shelf is a great option to shop and eat locally.

To learn more about any of the events at The Cube or for hours of operations, please visit or call (661) 257-2823.

Ken Striplin is the City Manager for the City of Santa Clarita and can be reached at

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