CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.

Afternoon Tea & Ice Skating

What could be better than to get dressed up (in a costume of any era) and enjoy a lovely Traditional Afternoon Tea in a beautiful setting with your fellow costumers? And afterwards promenade over to the outdoor ice skating rink? CGW will make a reservation for our group in advance so please be sure to RSVP before the deadline. If you would like to join up with us after the tea.

Date/Time (start & finish): Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00 tea; 4:30 skating

Location: Tea is at the Biltmore Hotel’s Rendezvous Court, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071; Outdoor Ice Rink: Pershing Square (Downtown LA), 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Ticket Price for Members and for Non-members:

  • Tea:​  $48.53/adult [Price covers $40 Tea plus extra for tip & processing fees. Can select if not skating oneself but observing skating from sidelines].
  • Skating:  $9.50 [Price covers $9 General Admission for Ice Skating Rink plus processing fees].
  • Tickets must be purchased for the event:  Purchase your tickets here!  [Tickets are no longer available.]

Note: Ice Skating General Admission does NOT include Skate Rental Fees. Each Skating participant can pay skate rental costs ($4) to outdoor rink directly – on site – or can bring own skates (or can observe ice skating from sidelines).

Parking (price & location): there are nearby parking structures. Bring your parking structure entrance ticket to the Biltmore in order to get it validated. Validation Price is $8 for up to 3 hrs . [1 Parking Structure is across the street on Olive & another one on Olive Street, same side as hotel, but one building before/down from the hotel.]

Are children allowed (include child ticket price/ages): Yes

Costume Suggestions: Any time period that will make it easy for you to skate in.


Helpful links:

Biltmore Hotel (Downtown LA) -. Traditional Afternoon Tea is available Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 5pm. $40/adult . (On this page they have a link to their Afternoon Tea menu should you wish to peruse it ahead of time.)
Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink Pershing Square; General Admission $9, Skate Rental $4. And for those who prefer to watch from the sidelines, you are welcome to do so (and that’s free)! As an accident prone person myself, I’ll probably stick to cheering from the sidelines.


From the Biltmore’s Website: Unique to downtown Los Angeles, traditional Afternoon Tea is available Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 5pm. Guests can enjoy the $45 Traditional Afternoon Tea (pricing effective December 18, 2016), which includes a pot of tea from our selection of finely-blended custom teas, Amuse Bouche, Selection of tea sandwiches, Traditional English Pastry, Desserts. Jir, Mimosa, Kir Royal, House sparkling, Prosecco, are additional. View the Afternoon Tea menu.


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