Skating returns to Florence Center
For the first time since 2018, public ice skating will be returning to the Florence Center starting Friday.
“Its important for our community to feel some sort of normalcy during the holidays,” said Florence Center General Manager Paul Beard. “With Black Friday and other holiday traditions non-existent this year we felt like it was our obligation to the community to step up and put on this event that Florence has looked forward to for years. We had long meetings and decided if we can do it safely, then we should do it.”
The center will be open for skating every weekend from Friday through Jan. 9. Tickets are $10 and skate rental is included in admission. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to benefit The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee.
Due to COVID regulations, the ice will be under limited capacity and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Florence Center staff will be disinfecting commonly touched areas on and around the ice continuously during the event to ensure the safety of all patrons and staff. Masks will be worn by all staff members and skaters will also be required to wear one on and around the ice.
On Fridays there will be two sessions, one from 6 to 8 p.m. and the other from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays will feature three sessions, 3 to 5 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. sessions on Sundays.
Visit www.florencecenter. com for a complete list of updated ice skating dates and times.