Ice rink opens July 9 for refreshing summer fun

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – The Bowie Ice Arena will reopen July 9 for summer ice skating, summer camps, group classes, ice recreation, shade skating, Tuesdays 2 for 1, skating and broom nights for young people.

Recess on Ice is aimed at children aged 18 months to five years and offers entertainment and games on ice. These sessions will take place:

• July 20, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
• July 27 12 – 1:30 p.m.
• August 10, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
• August 17 12 – 1:30 p.m.

In addition to discounted skate days, the rink offers several public skate sessions each week and special family public sessions with family discounts. Discounts are also available for residents of the Town of Bowie as well as for groups at public skating sessions.

Skating aids are available on a first-come, first-served basis for beginners to ice skating. Frequent skater cards are available for 5, 10, 20 entries and unlimited entries for public sessions. One pass per person. Passes are valid July through April and can be purchased at Bowie Ice Arena.

Group lessons and lessons are offered for all ages and levels. In July and August, the rink organizes skating camps for children from three to 15 years old, at all levels. Skaters enjoy on-ice instruction, on-ice games/music, off-ice games and crafts. The campers perform in a year-end show for parents. Half-day camps are offered for ages 3 to 8 and full-day camps for ages 6 to 13.

The arena also offers advanced skaters the opportunity to sharpen their skills through specialized training camps for hockey and figure skating. The ice arena coaching staff offers private lessons, which can be arranged by calling 301-809-3090.

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