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Public Skating Season Begins at Hudson Valley
Free admission on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, October 23, 2003

Ice skaters can practice their figure eights for free this weekend as the Conway Ice Arena at Hudson Valley Community College's McDonough Sports Complex celebrates the opening of its public skating season with free admission on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26.

The ice rink will be open through March 2004 for public skating from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Regular admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children, senior citizens and Hudson Valley alumni, faculty and staff. Hudson Valley students can skate for free with their student ID. Skates rental is $3 a pair.

Group discounts also are available. For more information about public skating or skating lessons, call 629-4829 or go online at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.