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10/14/2005
Free Skating Marks Seasonal Opening of Hudson Valley Community College Ice Rink This Month

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-7180 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 14, 2005

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. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30.

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, and free for current Hudson Valley students. Discounted groups rates for 10 or more people are also available. Skate rentals are $3. Helmet rentals are $1.

Public skating will continue through March 12, 2006. For more information, contact the college's skate shop at (518) 629-4850.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 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.