• Florence Civic Center brings ice skating back to the venue

    Ice Skating

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Just in time for winter and the holiday season, public ice skating will return this year to the Florence Civic Center for a limited time. Ice skating sessions are scheduled for select dates during December through Jan. 2. 

    “We have an opportunity to keep the ice down for a few weeks, so let’s go skating,” said Nick Hooker, senior marketing manager for the SMG-managed Florence Civic Center. “It’s not too often we get to ice skate in South Carolina, so we’re looking forward to a fun time and a big turnout. People have been requesting public ice skating for a while, so we know the demand is there, but we finally have the chance to put the ice in and keep it for a stretch."

    Scheduling conflicts and costs have kept the venue free of ice for the past couple years. Although management staff said some arena events can be held on top of the ice, which is done through placing an insulated false flooring over the ice, but most events cannot. The full skating calendar can be found online at florenceciviccenter.com.

    When asked about the frequency of ice skating over the years, Paul Beard, Director of Operations at the venue said, “It takes several days, a lot of man hours and high costs to build the ice floor, so although we’d love to skate more often it’s much more complicated than simply putting the ice down and taking it back up. The calendar worked out well this December for ice skating, so we’ll have about 20 or 25 sessions before we have to remove the ice.”

    Public ice skating sessions at the Florence Civic Center begin on Dec. 3 run through Jan. 2. Admission for children 12 and younger is $5 plus a $3 skate rental if needed. Adult admission is $7 plus $3 skate rental if needed. Tickets will be sold at the door.

    Private skate parties and group outings are also available for birthdays, schools, reunions, corporate outings, holiday parties, youth groups, churches, and for any special occasion. For additional information or to view the full skate calendar, visit www.florenceciviccenter.com or call the venue at 843-679-9417.



    WHAT: Ice Skating 
    WHERE: Florence Civic Center, 3300 W. Radio Drive, Florence, SC
    Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. 
    Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.
    Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
    Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
    Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. 
    Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. 
    Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. 
    Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.
    Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. 
    Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. 
    Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. 
    Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. 
    Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. 
    Jan. 2 at 3 p.m. 
    Jan. 2 at 6 p.m.

    INFO: www.florenceciviccenter.com or call the venue at 843-679-9417




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