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Let the skating begin

Randy Montville adds water to the Westport outdoor skating rink, located at Ballard Park. Several towns offer skating rinks throughout the region.

Randy Montville adds water to the Westport outdoor skating rink, located at Ballard Park. Several towns offer skating rinks throughout the region. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Chilly weather pushes some inside while others brave it for fun.

At the Keeseville Community Center, the skaters have started lacing up and enjoying a classic winter past time. The rink, located at 58 Liberty Street, was opened to the community on Dec. 31.

Though the rink is open for skaters at any time, a warm up shack is open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

An attendee will also be available to provide skaters with skating equipment free of charge. Items available to borrow include skates, hats, gloves and other warm items of clothing. There is also free hot chocolate for skaters and parents when the warm up hut is open.

The open skate is sponsored by the Keeseville Youth Commission and will remain open as long as weather permits.

For more information contact the Keeseville Youth Commission at 834-9059 or the town offices at 834-9059.

The Elizabethtown skate rink, at the end of Noble Terrace Road by Bub’s Pizza, has also opened for public skating and will remain open as long as weather permits.

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