Students and families from schools in the town of Ardmore received free skating
The Clubhouse rink is now officially closed for the season, but a group of Ardmore City Schools students and their families had one last chance to skate Tuesday night – for free. The Clubhouse provided 400 tickets to the school system for distribution to students to give them and their families the chance to skate.
Ardmore Parks and Recreation Director Teresa Ervin said tickets are split into groups of 50 and are valid for half-hour periods between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. fun because the capacity of the ice rink is 100.
“It was private skating just for them,” Ervin said. “We really wanted two to do it for the kids who may not have been able or have not had the opportunity to come ice skating,”
Ice Rink Events, the company that owns and installed the rink, allowed the Clubhouse to keep the rink for two additional days at no cost so that the event could take place.
“It was a great partnership between Ice Rink Events, the Town of Ardmore Schools and the Town of Ardmore,” said Ervin. “Everyone was on board as soon as I called them with the idea.”
Although official numbers for the rink are not yet available, Ervin said it was incredibly popular with the public.
“It was very successful,” Ervin said. “We have organized several private parties and several birthdays. Our open skating was also extremely popular, especially on weekends and even some evenings. “
She is hoping he will return later this year for the 2022 holiday season.
“Right now we’re looking for a great presenting sponsor,” Ervin said. “We’re going to talk to some people to see if we can get it back. We would love to find someone to partner with, and we hope to bring it back year after year.”