Free Holiday skates get underway at Amherst Stadium

Jamie Heap
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First of nine free holiday skates held Saturday at Amherst Stadium

(From left): Madeline Butts, Kathleen Hicks, Steph MacDonald and Renee Allen, the latter two not having not skated in over a year, showed on Saturday during the first of nine holiday free skates at Amherst Stadium, that skating is like riding a bicycle: once you learn, you never forget. 

Here is the schedule for the remaining eight free skates (

Sunday, Dec 22 – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Monday, Dec 23 – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Tuesday, Dec 24 – 10:00am to 11:00am
Friday, Dec 27 – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Saturday, Dec 28 – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Sunday, Dec 29 – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Monday, Dec 30 – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Tuesday, Dec 31 – 10:00am to 11:00am

AMHERST-While the game between the Amherst Ramblers and Truro Bearcats scheduled for Saturday night may have been postponed, that didn't stop children and adults alike from taking advantage of the first of nine holiday skates that will be held between now and December 31 (New Year's Eve).

As was the case on December 21, free holiday skates will take place between 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm on Sunday, December 22 and Monday, December 23.

Skating on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Year's Eve) will between 10:00 am and 11:00 am as the stadium will close at 12:00 pm.

After being closed for Christmas and Boxing Day, free holiday skates resume at Amherst Stadium from Friday, December 27 through Monday, December 30 from 1:15 pm until 3:15 pm in the afternoon.


Geographic location: Amherst Stadium

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