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12/15/2005
Hudson Valley Community College Announces Holiday Hours for Public Ice Skating

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-7180 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, December 15, 2005

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

In addition to the normal noon to 2 p.m. weekday hours, the skating rink also will be open from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 29.

Due to the holidays, the skating rink will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, 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 is $3 for adults, $2 for anyone age 17 and under, 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.

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.