It’s that time of year once again… think ice skating!

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Ice skating has kind of evolved for me over the years. I remember as a kid, my Dad and uncles used to work furiously to shovel the snow off a small pond that we had on our property, so we could go skating. It definitely wasn't a top of the line ice arena or anything, but it served its purpose. The ice was always uneven and my brother and I would wear skates that were ten sizes too big for us, but we always seemed to have a blast!

Ice skating is gearing up in a lot of places around our area and I have come up with a top 5 list of places for you to get your skate on!

  • Winter Ice season started at the Forum in Presque Isle yesterday, October 14th. Public skates times are as follows, provided there isn't a hockey game going on. Saturday: 1- 3 pm & 7 - 9 pm; Sunday: 1- 3 pm & 7 - 9 pm; Tuesday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Thursday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am; and Friday: 7 - 9 pm. For more information, call 207- 764-0491.
  • The John A. Millar Civic Center in Houlton will open on November 1st. For more information, call 207- 532-1313.
  • The Hartland Arena in Hartland, New Brunswick opened on October 1st. For more information, call 506-375-6961.
  • The Carleton Civic Centre in Woodstock, New Brunswick is open for public skating as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-12pm; Saturday: 2:00 pm-3:30pm; Sunday: 3:30-5:00 pm. For more information, call 506-325-4671.
  • The Grand Falls Arena in Grand Falls, New Brunswick  opened on October 1st. For more information, call 506-475-7708.

 

Happy Skating!