DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College in partnership with the City of Defiance has announced the opening of an ice skating rink on the DC campus.
"Our new ice skating rink will be a fun addition to the campus," said DC president Mark Gordon. "It will be a fun activity to do outside during the winter season and a wonderful chance to meet and interact with members of the community."
The rink is located east of the residence halls parking lot off of Webster Street and measures 50 by 130 feet. It is an unrefrigerated rink, and the ability to use it will be based on weather conditions. The rink is open to the public. It will be unsupervised, so users will skate at their own risk.
"We are always looking forward to working with Defiance College. This is a great opportunity for Defiance College and the City to work together on a great project which can be used by anyone," said Defiance Mayor Bob Armstrong. The city supplied water, fencing and bleachers for the rink and will maintain it.
Parking is limited on campus, and it is highly encouraged for community members to utilize city street parking on Webster or on any of the side streets.
Anyone wishing to donate new or used adult ice skates for DC students’ use can do so by dropping them off at the receptionist’s desk located in Defiance Hall.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
February 9, 2012