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Skating season may be over but save your skates

Release date: 3/8/2016

Riley Park Ice Rink Committee plans skate swap to kick off next skating season

Farmington, MI. (March 8, 2016) — The Riley Park Ice Rink is officially closed for the season, but the Ice Rink Committee is asking you to hold on to your skates.

“As the weather becomes warmer, most of us will think less and less about ice skating; if you’re considering donating skates that no longer fit your kids, please reconsider,” urges Melissa Andrade, a member of the Riley Park Ice Rink Committee. “We are planning to hold an ice skate swap in the fall before the next skating season.”

She explains that until the rink has a skate rental program in place again, this will be a great alternative to make sure that kids get skates for the season. The skate swap will allow skaters to sell or swap a pair of skates.

“It’ll be a great way to meet neighbors and friends while taking care of the needs of those who grew out of a pair of skates,” she added.

Event details will be released early next fall.

The Ice Rink committee is selling knit hats with the Riley Park Ice Rink logo on them as a fund raiser for rink maintenance. There are still hats available for sale at Farmington City Hall. They are $15 per hat.

Andrade noted that the ice rink had a very successful year. She said the city received many compliments on the ice being as smooth as glass this year, and the wind-block enclosures were a much-applauded addition. During peak skating hours, the heaters under the Pavilion were turned on and music was played. The rink saw about 20 – 30 skaters at any given time during peak hours.

 

 

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