Who says winter is the only time of the year to experience the cooling effects of ice? Not in the City of Bowie in Maryland. Through its Ice Arena, the city is able to provide a chilling spot for its residents all year round.
Serving the city residents since 1971, it started out as a seasonal facility. Then it became a year-round facility providing ice skating fun and entertainment to residents from July to April. The months of May and June are dedicated for maintenance activities, yet, it is still open for dry-floor activities.
Ice-skating amateurs and pros of all ages can exude their own levels of skills and confidence gliding through the ice-covered court of the facility. Discounts are given to the city residents. There are also marked down fees on the services when entering as groups or families.
The Ice Arena is the proud home of the city’s figure skating and hockey clubs. It is also the home of the Bowie High School Ice Dogs and the Bowie ISI Figure Skating Team. The existence of these clubs and teams prove that the ice skating facility is not only for recreational purposes but also for the development and enhancement of the sports skills of students.
If you think that rounding the rink is all that the facility can offer, you must be thinking wrong. Aside from these functions, the facility can be reserved for the staging of birthday parties. Isn’t it cool to have an ice skating party? Let your child experience a world on ice with the arena’s party package consisting of pizzas, sodas, skating rentals, and free use of the party room.
The facility is not exclusive at all to those who have exceptional ice skating skills. In fact, newbies are encouraged to come to the facility to attend its ice skating lessons. The lessons are available for various age groups assuring you that your first ride and glide with a roller skate is with skaters the same age bracket as yours. As a symbol of its warm welcome in their chilling world – beginner’s discounts are offered. The facility is also venue to development camps on hockey and figure skating.
To make Ice Arena a convenient spot for recreation, there is a snack bar on its lobby and a full service pro shop within. The Penalty Box Café is open to satisfy the hunger and thirst of those who are enjoying ice skating moments at the arena. Before or after their routines, skaters can opt to indulge in a feast of ice cream, hot dogs, muffins, nachos, pizza, pretzels, slushees, and sodas.
On the other hand, the pro shop is a one-stop spot for recreational needs on figure skating, ice skating, and hockey. Additional services include skates repair and sharpening and skate fitting.
Bowie is such an interesting city to live in. The presence of recreational facilities such as the Ice Arena sustains high energy level of comfortable living that many residents need to break way from the stresses of daily life brought by home duties, school pressure, and work obligations.
If you are so feeling hot with these stresses, let yourself experience a cooling relaxation at Bowie Ice Arena!