City of Worcester Sponsors College Skate Night on New Outdoor Ice Rink

From left, Brittany Geoffroy ’13, left, Christopher Robert ’13 and Michaela Johnson ’13 showed their purple pride in front of City Hall for College Skate Night on the new Worcester Common Oval. The evening of free ice skating for students was arranged through the City of Worcester as a way to thank the colleges who helped to sponsor the opening of the rink this season. (The rink is open for public skating on weekends through the end of February from 1 to 6 p.m.)

John Morton ’15 laced up for College Skate Night, which brought out about 150 students from all the Worcester campuses for a clear but bitterly cold evening on the ice.

Holy Cross is one of the community sponsors of The Worcester Common Oval — a 12,000-square-foot rink (that’s 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) that offers skate rentals and concessions. “The rink is yet another success story for our Downtown,” says City Manager Michael V. O’Brien. “I am grateful to those in the community who continue to recognize the potential of our great city and step up time and time again to make things happen.”

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

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