It seemed a little ironic, putting on hats and gloves to go inside a building rather than to go outside, but that is what many people did in Marion on the last Sunday afternoon of 2013.
Skaters of all ages and abilities spent some quality time on December 29 skating circles around Tabor Academy’s Travis Roy Rink during one of the “family time ice skating” open public skate events, sponsored by the Marion Recreation Department.
From young novices pushing milk crates for balance to steady skaters and experts showing off their stunts, all enjoyed the afternoon, sporting their winter hats and gloves to endure the chilly air inside the arena while leaving behind the almost spring-like weather outside.
The fun will continue until late February, with several more dates scheduled for open skating. The cost is $5 at the door, and skating hours are between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. So bring your skates and don’t forget your hats and gloves – not only is it frigid inside, but the sign posted by the door says they are required.
More public skating sessions are scheduled for January 12, 19, 20, and 26, and February 2, 9, 16, 20 and 23. All of the proceeds from the public skating days benefit Marion Recreation Programs.
For further information about the open skating events and other Marion Recreation Programs, contact the Marion Recreation Department at 774-217-8355 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Jean Perry