Ice Rink Opens for 39th Season of Skating!
This Friday, the Geneva Recreation Complex will open for public skating with some new hours and new renovations. Public skating will still take place 7 days a week after opening night on October 14th, but with a few new hours. Weekdays will still have skating from 11:30a-1:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights have been adjusted to a half hour earlier start, now running from 6:30-9:30pm and both afternoon skates on Saturday and Sundays will have the same hours, 1-3pm. The new dashboard system and seamless glass installed prior to this season will be a great improvement for hockey teams playing at the facility and also for fans viewing the games.
On Columbus Day, the rink opened for its annual Free Skate Day and hosted over 200 families throughout the day. The event also offered a free skating lesson where over 25 kids participated. Skating lessons are being offered every Sunday in 3 separate sessions throughout the winter, with the first starting this Sunday at 11:30am. This year the department has reduced the price for a session of 6 lessons to only $40 per person and additional savings are offered for those holding season passes and registering for multiple sessions. Comparatively, in the suburbs of Rochester these lessons could cost well over $150. To register, stop into City Hall or the rink.
Season passes are available for purchase at City Hall or at the ice rink during open skating hours. The passes allow families to save on admission prices over the 5 month long skating season. All rates and hours are available for view at www.genevarec.com. A City/Town of Geneva family pass costs only $80. Recreation director, Janelle Drach noted, “If a family of 4 attended more than 5 skating sessions together, they would already have covered the cost of the family pass alone, and with more than 120 weekend skating sessions to offer, this is a great deal for families looking to stay active in the winter months”. Season passes also provide free admission to the college hockey games as well, another perk and fun way to get out with the family on a weekend.
“We are excited be opening our doors for another year of skating and hope to see many new and familiar faces during our different events and public skating hours”, said Drach.