San Diego – Nov. 20, 2014 – It’s that time of year to once again lace up those skates for the 18th Annual Rady Children’s Hospital’s Fantasy on Ice, presented by Sycuan. The rink opens on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., at Horton Square, in downtown San Diego. Former cancer patient Bryn Rathweg and her family will help kick-off the opening night celebration with the official countdown to start the skating season. Bryn was only 10 months old when she was diagnosed with a rare cancerous brain tumor called Anaplastic Malignant Ependymoma.
Last year, Fantasy on Ice helped raise more than $130,000 for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s. The Peckham Center is the largest pediatric hematology/oncology program serving San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties and is the only facility in San Diego County for pediatric bone marrow transplants. For the fourth year in a row, the Center has been ranked among the nation’s best pediatric cancer program by U.S. News & World Report. Every year, nearly 200 children are diagnosed with cancer and almost 400 children receive treatment at the Center.
The rink hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, through the holiday season and will remain open until Jan. 4, 2015, but will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission, which includes the rental of the skates, is $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Season tickets with unlimited access are also available for $40.
This year’s sponsors include: Sycuan band of Kumeyaay Nation, NBC 7 San Diego, The Irvine Company Office Properties, L + L Printers, SPIRE Construction, SENTRE Partners, Quick-Dry Flood Services Walmart, Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, Nordstrom, KPRI and Radio Latina.
For additional information about Fantasy on Ice visit, http://www.radyfoundation.org/fantasyonice