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November 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink Opens But Reservations Required This Year

The ice skating rink at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring is open, but this year reservations are required. You can reserve an hour of skating time up to two weeks in advance. You also can rent skates right there. They offer skating and ice hockey lessons. The rink opened in 2010. View this post on […]

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January 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 15 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 15 and it is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. We will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. State of the County: County Executive Marc Elrich is giving the State of the County Address at 10 a.m. at the Silver […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Will Close Two Ice Rinks Through September

Two ice rinks at Cabin John Ice Rink (CJIR) in Rockville will close starting Friday for a mechanical improvement project. The rinks are supposed to reopen by the end of September. According to Montgomery Parks, “Due to aging infrastructure and the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant, a new refrigeration system will be installed to support the […]

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April 4, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Rockville Skater Rachel Parsons Steps Back From Sport to Focus on Health

U.S. ice dancer Rachel Parsons, a Rockville native, announced Tuesday that she is stepping away from skating to focus on her health. “I’ve been struggling with an eating disorder for years now, and it’s not something I can keep ignoring or trying to manage on my own,” Parsons wrote in a statement posted on her […]

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December 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Natives Win Gold at Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Rockville natives Rachel Parsons and Michaels Parsons have won gold in the at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Marseille, France. According to a news release the Grand Prix Final is one of the top international figure skating competitions of the year, featuring the top six competitors from each of the four disciplines (Men, […]

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March 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo of ice skaters at Wheaton rink

Wheaton Ice Dancing Pair Earns Silver at Jr. World Event

Ice dancing pair Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter earned a silver medal at the World Jr. Figure Skating Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia this month. The couple practices at the Wheaton Ice Arena. You can watch their medal-winning performance here. Sibling pair of Michael and Rachel Parsons placed fourth in the competition. Check out the […]

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February 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Wheaton Ice Arena: It’s a Cool Place! (VIDEO)

The Wheaton Ice Arena is a busy place between open free skate, hockey, the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy and speed skating. Take a look at this little girl as she gets a lesson on how to speed skate. For more information on upcoming events at the Wheaton Ice Arena check out the website.

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November 21, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Ice Skating in Downtown Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Looking for something fun to do now the weather is getting colder outside? Tis the season to ice skate. Here are some scenes of skaters at the Silver Spring Ice Rink at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. For more information about the rink, visit the website here.

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