Riley Park Ice Rink group hosts November skate swap

Riley Park Ice Rink won’t have a skate rental program this winter, but skaters will have an opportunity to prepare for the season.

Anyone with skates or other equipment to swap or sell may register to participate in the Ice Rink Committee’s Skate Swap, held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 6, at the Riley Park Ice Rink and Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion.

“Until the rink has a skate rental program in place, this is a great alternative to make sure that kids get skates for the season,” Melissa Andrade, Riley Park Ice Rink Committee member, said in a press release. “It’ll be a great way to meet neighbors and friends, while taking care of the needs of those who grew out of a pair of skates.”

Gently used equipment should be clean and ready for use by their next owner. Skate donations are also welcome; the committee would like to have some on hand for skaters to borrow.

To participate in the event, register at Farmington City Hall by calling 248-474- 5500, ext. 2221; or by email: mandrade@farmgov.com.

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