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Hudson Valley Community College Announces Holiday Hours for Public Ice Skating

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, December 11, 2006

Hudson Valley Community College will extend its hours for public skating in the Robert M. Conway Ice Arena over the college’s holiday break.

The skating rink will be open from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29. The rink will also be open from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 31.

Due to the holidays, the skating rink will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1.

Normal skating hours, noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 4 to 6:15 p.m. on weekends, will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Admission to the skating rink is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors or anyone age 17 and under, and free for current Hudson Valley students. Discounted group rates for 10 or more people are available. Skate rentals are $3. Helmet rentals are $1. Skate sharpening is $4 per pair.

Public skating will continue through March 11, 2007. For more information, contact the college’s skate shop at (518) 629-4850.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 more than 60,000 alumni.