280,000-square-foot ice skating facility opens at Great Park

By Ben Brazil

Hundreds laced up their skates and took to the ice on Wednesday at the opening of a 280,000-square-foot ice skating facility at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

The vast complex — with four sheets of ice — is considered the largest in California, said Eddie Hawkins, general manager of Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena.


The Ducks will eventually use the rink as a practice facility along with Anaheim Ice, though Hawkins didn’t have a date on when the team would move in. The team will have its own locker room with a weight room, kitchen and sauna. There will be offices available for team staff.

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