Mercedes-Benz Arena Celebrates Holiday Season By Inviting Shanghai

Youngsters treated to ice-skating and movies in community outreach by Mercedes-Benz Arena
Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena (MBA) is celebrating the holiday season with a special treat for the city’s underprivileged children. Migrant school students and their teachers in Pudong are being invited to see Shanghai premiere of Walking with Dinosaurs.
In support of the local community, 110 students and their teachers from Da Bie Shan Primary school, located on Pulin Road, South-west to the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Pudong, Shanghai are being invited to visit the new world class venue for international concerts, sports events and spectacular shows.
The school is named after Dabie Mountains, a major mountain range located in central China that marks the boundary between Hubei, Henan and Anhui provinces.
Big Bus Consultant Co. Ltd. is sponsoring two double-deck buses to transport the kids to the new 365 day-a-year lifestyle destination, where they are being treated to a free ice-skating class at the largest indoor ice-skating rink in Shanghai and seats to latest Chronicles of Narnia epic, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, at the venue’s new Shanghai Film Art Centre Expo Cinema City. They also receive free meals from restaurants inside of the Arena during their visit.
Their visit coincides with the opening of the smash international hit for all the family, Walking with Dinosaurs, staged from January 19-23.
A spectacular calendar of major events continues throughout 2011 at the giant 18,000-seat performance venue.
Among a galaxy of superstars and international events soon to be announced are The Eagles and Usher.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena is Mercedes-Benz’s first sponsored entertainment venue outside Germany.  It has immediately established itself as Shanghai’s equivalent to such landmark international stages as London’s O2 and Los Angeles Staples Center.
Since beginning its new era, the venue has hosted the dramatic comeback tour of ‘Queen of Mandopop’ Faye Wong and concerts by pop diva Elva Hsiao, Canto-pop sensation Jacky Cheung, Chinese rock stars Xu Wei and Cui Jian, opera legend Jose Carreras and, most recently, legendary Hong Kong star Alan Tam.
Access to the Mercedes-Benz Arena is now dramatically improved with the opening of nine roads within Expo site to private cars, taxis and public transport – bringing the dynamic and fashionable experience even closer to the people of Shanghai.
For more information, please visit the official website of the Mercedes-Benz Arena at