Those who want to get out for a Sunday skate can do so free of cost this winter, thanks to a sponsorship by Pat Collins Real Estate.
Beginning Oct. 23, open skating will be offered at the Canton Recreational Pavilion from 3 to 4:45 p.m. at no cost.
“We wanted to do this as a way to allow the entire community an opportunity to get out and get moving for a couple hours a week without having to spend a lot of money,” said Nicole Hayes, broker and owner of Pat Collins Real Estate. “It’s a great chance for people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to come together regardless of skill level and enjoy the Canton Pavilion.”
Canton’s Recreation Director Meghan Richardson is pleased to be able to welcome the community to the Pavilion for free skating and is hopeful the sponsorship will encourage more people to skate on Sundays.
“Ice skating is a great winter activity to enjoy in the North Country, and the Pavilion is the perfect place where our community can gather and recreate together,” Richardson said. “The generosity of the team at Pat Collins Real Estate and owner Nicole Hayes is a welcomed feature at the Canton Recreational Pavilion.”
Richardson touted Canton as an ideal place to learn to skate. Between the St. Lawrence Figure Skating Club and Canton Minor Hockey, there are plenty of options to get involved on the ice, and Richardson encourages anyone who wants to learn to skate to contact the Recreation Department, who will point you in the right direction.
If community members do not have their own skates, the Pavilion has skate sizes from Youth 9 through Adult 13 available to rent for only $3 per pair. Skate sharpening is also available for $5.