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Free Skating Marks Seasonal Opening of Hudson Valley Community College Ice Rink this Weekend

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 20, 2004

It's time to take those ice skates out of storage. Hudson Valley Community College will open the Robert M. Conway Ice Arena this weekend and celebrate the new ice with free public skating, from 4 to 6:15 p.m., Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24.

After the opening weekend, public skating hours will continue from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on weekends and weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children under 12, and free for current Hudson Valley students. Skate rentals are $3.

Public skating will continue through March 11, 2005.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.