Summer ice is nice!

Joy Ufford photo.

PINEDALE – It’s like magic, stepping from 70-plus summer heat into the sharp, frosty interior of the Sublette County Ice Arena. Although not everyone enjoys blustery winter itself, those who love being on the ice are excited about this summer’s early skating.

These are figure skaters, hockey players, beginners and families with kids pushing chairs. Weekly schedules thus far include public skating, stick and puck practices, drop-in hockey, private practices and Wind River Skate Club figure skating. Just like winter, skates can be rented and sharpened for the summer season at the arena with Grant Golden and his crew. This week, young hockey players attended the CTH Hockey Skating & Skills Camp.

The Wind River Skate Club is filling the late summer season through Sept. 21 with two free “open skate” nights for newcomers to see if figure skating is for them, on Monday, Sept. 19, or Wednesday, Sept. 21, both 5-6 p.m. Winter registration opens Sept. 1 for all WRSC class levels starting Oct. 3.

For the Sublette County Ice Arena’s weekly schedule and rental, visit Facebook, stop in at 1219 W. Washington St., Pinedale, or call 307-367-6313.

For more about Wind River Skate Club programs and registration, visit windriverskateclub.org, email [email protected] or call president Brooke Banik at 607-481-3649.

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