By Colin Foster
TROY — ‘Tis the season to be busy at Hobart Arena.
The ice arena is scheduled to host many events in the upcoming month, ranging from public skates to hockey tournaments to company Christmas parties.
“This is typically our busy season,” said Carrie Slater, who stays pretty busy herself as assistant director of recreation in Troy, assistant arena manager and manager at the Troy Aquatic Park.
Hobart Arena, which recently held concerts for Foreigner and big-name country acts Trace Adkins, Chris Young and Scotty McCreery, will be holding 19 public skating sessions this month, including one family skate that will be held from 8-10 p.m. Dec. 22. On that night, families with one paying parent will be admitted for half the admission price.
Slater said that public skate sessions are mainly offered from October through March, while the arena does host some sessions over the summer. She also added that people will be able to skate to a good variety of music during the sessions. The cost for children 14-and-under is $4 and the price for adults is $5. Skate rental is $2.50 and skate sharpening fees are $5 for the same day and $4 for overnight.
On the weekend of Dec. 14, Hobart will be one of the sites for the Mite AA-A Divisions 42nd annual Mid-American Regional Silver Stick Hockey Tournament, a youth tournament expected to bring teams from all over the region. Aside from that, Hobart Arena is a site for Troy Skating Club activities and lessons on a daily basis, hockey rental and the Troy youth and high school hockey teams.
Hobart Arena — a facility that has been standing in Troy since 1950 — is located at 255 Adams St.
For more information on upcoming events, visit www.hobartarena.com or call (937) 339-2911.