Active Ride Shop and The Market Place to bring snow for a day to O.C.

Families are invited to bring their kids to enjoy a day of snow, with fun activities such as snowboarding and crafts

IRVINE, Calif. (November 16, 2015) – The forecast on Saturday Dec. 12, 2015 calls for a flurry of snow in Orange County – if only for a day.

“We’re bringing a special day of snow-packed action to The Market Place in Irvine this year with the help of the guys from Active Ride Shop,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Nothing says the holidays like a little snowfall and we’re thrilled to make it happen.”

From noon to 5 p.m., kids have the opportunity to learn how to snowboard on real snow and also craft popsicle snowmen. In attendance will be the Anaheim Ducks’ mascot, Wild Wing, the Power Players and Street Team. The event will take place in the Edwards Theater Courtyard.

In addition, a Ducks-inspired photo backdrop, designed to look like you’re sitting beside the Ducks players on their bench during a game, offers families a great way to capture the “DUCK the Halls” fun. Guests can also enter to win The Ultimate Fan package of four (4) Ducks tickets, dinner at The Market Place and a $500 The Market Place gift card.

Visit or call (714) 730-4124 for more details.

About The Market Place
One of Southern California’s most popular shopping centers, The Market Place is a 165-acre regional lifestyle shopping center known for offering the best-in-class in a variety of retail categories, including electronics, home furnishings and décor, sporting goods and more. Conveniently located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, the center straddles the cities of Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place features more than 120 stores and notable restaurants, including Best Buy, Target, Orange County’s largest REI, the country’s largest See’s Candies, TAPS Fish Market & Brewery, Taco Rosa, G Burger, Bonefish Grill, Veggie Grill, Class 302 Café and Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill. For more information, please visit

About the Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are now in their 23rd season in the National Hockey League. The club was born in 1992 and played its first-ever game on Oct. 8, 1993 at Honda Center (then Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim). One of 30 NHL franchises located throughout the United States and Canada, the Ducks have played to over 90% capacity crowds in their history at the 17,174-seat Honda Center. On June 20, 2005, the Ducks franchise was purchased by Orange County residents Henry and Susan Samueli. By securing the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2007, the club also became the first team from California to win hockey’s ultimate prize. The Ducks have reached the Conference Finals four times (2003, 2006, 2007 & 2015) and the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007). The club clinched its third consecutive Pacific Division title and fourth in franchise history (2007, 2013, 2014, & 2015) last season. Anaheim has qualified for the playoffs eight times in the last 10 campaigns.