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Hudson Valley Community College Opens Ice Rink This Weekend
Free Ice Skating Marks Seasonal Opening

CONTACT: Paula Monaco (518) 629-8085, cell 378-3835,
FOR RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

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. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4. The rink will be open Oct. 3, 2009 through March 14, 2010.

Monday - Friday Noon - 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 4 - 6:15 p.m.

Admission Per Session*:
Children (under 12)   $2
Adults   $3
Alumni/Faculty/Staff (membership card or current ID required)   $2
Hudson Valley students (2009-2010 Hudson Valley Student ID required)   Free

Skate Rental $3 per pair
Skate Sharpening $4 per pair
*All fees will be paid at the Skate Shop before you get on the ice.

Group Discounts
Groups of 10 or more skaters will receive $1 OFF on the price of each child or adult admission.
Please call (518) 629-4850 with the number planning to attend.

Lessons and Other Information
Hudson Valley Community College’s Physical Education offers an eight-week program (weekday mornings/16-hours of total instruction) for beginning and intermediate ice skaters. Individuals completing the class earn college credit and community members are encouraged to enroll. Please call the Physical Education Department at (518) 629-7372 for more information.

Weekend and evening skating lessons are offered through external clients. For more information, contact (518) 629-4829.

The Skate Shop at the arena offers 200 pairs of high-quality, well-maintained skates for rental. Sizes range from a toddler’s size 6 to women’s size 11 and men’s size 14.

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 13,500 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.