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Public Skating Season Begins at College’s Conway Ice Rink; Free Admission During First Weekend

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

The Conway Ice Rink at Hudson Valley Community College opens for the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is free on opening weekend. The 18,000 square foot rink, located in the McDonough Sports Complex, offers recreational skating for all ages from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Admission rates are $2 for children 2 to 17 years old; $2 for seniors (60+); and $3 for adults. There is a $1 per person discount for a group of ten or more with advance notice. Quality skate rentals at $3 each are available for toddlers through adults.

The season runs through Sunday, March 5, 2017. The rink will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24; Saturday, Dec. 24; Sunday, Dec. 25; Saturday, Dec. 31; and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. It will be open extended hours during the holiday week, Monday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Dec. 30. from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6:15 p.m.

For general information, call (518) 629-4850.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 associate 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 Capital District Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has 75,000 alumni.