Free Skating on Wednesdays Returns to Clinton Square Rink, Sponsored by Excellus Bluecross Blueshield

Skating Will Be Free At the Clinton Square Rink on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. From January Through March

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs announced today that free skating nights will return to Clinton Square beginning January 3, 2017 through the end of the season, thanks to sponsorship from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

“We are pleased to once again return this fun, healthy opportunity to the Clinton Square Ice Rink on Wednesday nights thanks to the generous support of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield,” said Lazarus Sims, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs. “Ice skating is a great activity for families to enjoy and I welcome everyone from around Central New York to Clinton Square on Wednesday nights.”

excellus-logo3“Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to partner with the City of Syracuse to help fund free skating in Clinton Square this winter,” said Jim Reed, regional president, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “As Central New York’s largest nonprofit health insurer, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield strives to live up to its mission of continually seeking ways to improve the health and health care of the residents of the communities it serves. Free ice skating in downtown Syracuse will give thousands of people an opportunity to get more physical activity and increase their ability to stay healthy during the winter months.”Parks & Rec logo_reduced

Free skating will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights from January 3, 2017 through mid-March, when the skating season ends. Skate rental rates still apply.