In the immortal words of famed sportscaster Lazlo Holmes, “Let’s do that hockey!” (And curling and ice skating…)
The Bend Pavilion’s 2019-20 ice season officially kicks off bright and early Monday morning with an adult open skating session starting at 7:30.
The rink is open from dawn to late night seven days a week and Bend Parks and Rec expects the season to run through early April, weather permitting.
There were more than 52,000 visits during the 2018-19 ice season.
On opening day, open skate sessions continue from 9 to 11 a.m., 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 to 7:00 p.m.
The hockey season starts Monday with an open pickup session from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. C/D level pickup hockey happens from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Adult open curling sessions begin October 25th at 8:30 a.m.
This year, The Pavilion is offering more advanced lesson programs and workshops, and expanded skating, hockey and curling offerings, including a new lunch time curling league.
“This is our fifth ice season and our community continues to be enthusiastic about our ice activities for skaters and curlers of all ages,” said Kevin Collier, The Pavilion facility supervisor. “We’re fortunate to have community members with past experience with ice sports as well as many others who’ve tried activities for the first time and are progressing in their skills and enjoyment of the sports.”
The Pavilion is offering season passes for unlimited public skate session use along with options for 10-visit passes and single-visit entrance. Season passes purchased before Nov. 1 receive 10 percent off or $16-$25 in savings.
Youth and adult hockey programs, curling and skate lessons begin in November. Many programs for November and December are nearly full with limited availability for registration now at https://register.bendparksandrec.org.
In addition, there are pre-season hockey clinics and scheduled specialized ice times for hockey and curling practice available beginning Oct. 25.
A second session of ice skating and sports programs, offered from January to April, will open for registration beginning on Dec. 9.
Check The Pavilion calendar for the most up-to-date sessions and remember online registration for many scheduled events opens 72 hours prior to the session.