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Skate at the Asheville Civic Center This Season


Folks in Asheville might not be the best ice skaters around Ė and we certainly donít get as much practice as others with year-round rinks in other parts of the country Ė but there probably arenít many people who enjoy the public skating sessions at the Asheville Civic Center more than we do. The laughter, the shrieks and spills of first-time skaters, and the look of satisfaction on the faces of those who have figured out how to get around the rink without taking a fall all combine to provide some great winter fun for all ages Ė at least, for those willing to run the risk of a few bruises or sore muscles.

Asheville first got its head turned by ice hockey and figure skating several years ago when both sports were new to town. A recreational ice hockey league and several small figure skating clubs sprang up and lots of kids started learning to skate. Even though professional ice hockey and amateur figure skating clubs and competitions havenít quite found their place in town just yet, public ice skating sessions remain a very popular activity, particularly during the holidays.

Listed below is the 2007 schedule for the Asheville Civic Center. All sessions are 90 minutes long and cost $5/person, rental skates included.

  • December 7: 4, 6, 8
  • December 8: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8
  • December 9: 12, 2, 4, 6
  • December 21-22: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8
  • December 23: 12, 2, 4, 6,
  • December 27-29: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8
  • December 30: 12, 2, 4, 6,
  • December 31: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6

  • January 2: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8
  • January 4: 4, 6, 8
  • January 5: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8
  • January 6: 12, 2, 4, 6
For more information on public skating sessions at the Asheville Civic Center, please call their information hotline at 828-259-5736.

(Image provided by John Coutlakis.)



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