Free ice skating in downtown Rochester extended, thanks to Wegmans donation


    <p>Free skating at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park ice rink will now extend throughout the holiday season. (WHAM photo){/p}

    Rochester, N.Y. - Families will have a better chance of taking part in free ice skating in downtown Rochester, courtesy of a Wegmans donation.

    Free skating at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park ice rink will now extend throughout the holiday season.

    It was originally supposed to end with the conclusion of the brand new ROC Holiday Village, on December 23rd.

    But Wegmans has made an additional donation, allowing free skating to continue through December 31st.

    “The holiday season is an ideal time for family and friends to enjoy spending quality time with each other,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “Thanks to the generosity of Wegmans, we will be able to offer free ice skating every day until the end of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day. This is a healthy, fun and affordable way for people to enjoy an afternoon or evening together, and I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Wegmans for making this possible.”

    “Seeing the success of the Roc Holiday Village and free ice skating, we wanted to extend our sponsorship, giving families and the community an opportunity to enjoy healthy, affordable activity during the school break,” said Linda Lovejoy, Wegmans' community relations manager. “Our city has so many great assets to explore, and this time of the year, the ice rink at Martin Luther King Jr. Park is certainly one of them.”

    The additional sponsorship from Wegmans will allow free ice skating on the following dates and times:

    • Dec. 24thNoon – 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 25thClosed
    • Dec. 26thNoon – 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 27thNoon – 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 28thNoon – 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 29thNoon – 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 30thNoon – 7 p.m.
    • Dec. 31stNoon – 4:40 p.m.; New Year’s Eve Skate, 5 – 9:30 p.m.

    For more information on the skating, click here. To learn more about ROC Holiday Village, click here.

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