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Free Ice Skating Marks Seasonal Opening of Hudson Valley Community College Ice Rink This Month \"Photo

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007

Ice Skating
It's time to take those ice skates out of storage. Hudson Valley Community College will open the Robert M. Conway Ice Arena this month and celebrate the new season with free public skating, from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.

After the opening weekend, public skating hours will continue from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on weekends and noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for anyone age 17 and under, $2 for senior citizens, and free for current Hudson Valley students. Discounted group rates for 10 or more people also are available. Skate rentals are $3. Helmet rentals are $1. Skate sharpening is $4 per pair.

Public skating will continue through Sunday, March 9, 2008. For more information, contact the college's Skate Shop at (518) 629-4850.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate's degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.