Thursday, November 8, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. Legally Blonde Paint Branch Perspectives Present: Harvey Rockville Town Square Ice Rink Grand Opening (RESCHEDULED from last week) Family Geocaching Adventures Register at www.ParkPASS.org. Germantown Annual Christmas Bazaar Cat Adoption Open House WinterGlow 2012 Art Show & Sale Mad Hat Dance Party at Dance Bethesda
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Veterans Plaza is now home to a ice rink that's attracting ice skaters young and old.
Calling all ice skaters: Downtown Silver Spring's new ice rink is open and business is brisk. "We've been pretty busy, especially the weekends," said Mercedes Gavigan, a manager trainee for Tri-State Ice Management, LLC, the company that was recently awarded the contract to manage the rink. "The Sunday after [Christmas] was insane. It was very intense." Gavigan, a former high school ice hockey player, estimated that there were about 500 ice skaters who braved the chilly temps to take a spin on the ice. Silver Spring resident Gabriela Newburgh, 9, her sister Cristina, 4, and their parents ventured to the ice rink during this holiday week to check out the new business on the block. Gabriela said that she wanted "to get out in the fresh …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tri-State Ice Management still needs to apply for permits before the rink is ready for operations.
Following weeks of failed contract negotiations it appears downtown Silver Spring's Ice rink is now back on track to open before Christmas, with a vendor finally lined up to operate the facility. Montgomery County gave official word on Tuesday of a notice of intent to award the operating contract to Tri-State Ice Management, based in Annapolis. "We have posted an award to Tri-State," confirmed David Dise, Director of the Department of General Services. "We will send a final exchange of documents including the standard form agreement hopefully by tomorrow, then Tri-State will sign off on the documents." Contract negotiations with two final operating competitors, Tri-State and Rink Management of Mechanicsville, Va., came to a halt earlier …