Ice skating is a holiday tradition, and local skaters can find indoor ice at the Penn State Ice Pavilion — at least for the rest of this school year.
Beginning in 2013-14, all activities will shift to the Pegula Ice Arena, now under construction. At that time, the ice pavilion will be “decommissioned,” according to rink manager Chris Whittemore.
Despite a busy ice schedule with Penn State now playing both women’s and men’s Division I hockey, the pavilion offers public skating times and skate rentals.
“We’re still doing here what we’ll be doing in the new building,” Whittemore said. “We want people to come in and enjoy our public skating sessions and our group lessons.”
Here’s the ice pavilion public skating schedule for the rest of 2012:
For more information, visit www.athletics.psu.edu/rec/icerink or call 865-4102.
Skiing, tubing and snowboarding
For those interested in sledding or snow tubing, Tussey Mountain, 301 Bear Meadow Road in Boalsburg, is a popular choice. Tussey also offers lessons for beginners and experienced skiers.
Here’s a look at Tussey’s activities and hours:
For lift prices and additional information: www.tusseymountain.com or 800-733-2754.
Many local parks offer sledding, skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling and other winter activities.www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/blackmoshannon