UNA students and community members enjoy ice rink

by News Editor Anna Beahm

Children of all ages enjoyed the artificial ice rink at UNA Feb. 12.

The rink is part of University Program Council’s Snow Daze event series.

“So far it’s been mostly kids,” said UPC member Jose Figueroa-Cifuentes. “I think we’ll have a lot more students later tonight simply because it’s Friday. I know some people told me they still have class in the afternoon.”

The rink will be open until 10 p.m. Feb. 12 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 13.

Freshman Brooke Cantrell said she thinks UPC should host the ice rink again next year.

“This is fantastic,” Cantrell said. “It brings back a lot of childhood memories of going ice skating when I was younger.”

Admission for UNA students is free and five dollars per person for the public. Patrons can rent scooters so small children can skate without falling down for $10.

“Earlier today, a school brought their entire first grade class,” said senate member Whitney Pacil. “It was pretty cool to see all those kids.”

Turbo Coffee served hot lattes, and UPC sold bottled water, drinks and pizza.

Figueroa-Cifuentes said all the money from those sales will go to the Student Government Association scholarship fund.