When most folks think of South Carolina, they think of sandy beaches, warm weather and palm trees. After all, it is known as the Palmetto State. There are, however, other aspects to the state that should be mentioned. For starters, it is home to some pretty amazing ice skating rinks. Here's a quick look at a handful of them:
Ice on Main
Ice on Main is a seasonal, outdoor ice skating rink that is located in downtown Greenville. It is expected to open again in late November 2012. Admission fees start at $8 per person and include the cost of ice skate rentals. Hours of operation vary and a refreshment concession is located onsite. Additional dining, shopping and lodging opportunities are located nearby. Parking is available at the Poinsett Garage and the River Street Garage.
Carolina Ice Palace
The Carolina Ice Palace is located in North Charleston. It features an indoor ice hockey rink, a pro shop and a sports bar. Ice hockey, broomball, figure skating, ice skating lessons and ice skate rentals are available onsite. Admission fees start at $3 person. Ice skate rentals are typically an additional $3 per person. The rink is open year round and hours of operation vary.
Plex Indoor Sports
Plex Indoor Sports is located in Irmo. It features an indoor ice hockey rink, ice skate rentals and a concession area. Public ice skating, ice hockey, broomball and figure skating related activities are available. Admission fees start at $9 per person and do not include ice skate rentals. Ice skate rental fees start at $3 per person. The sports facility opens year round with varying hours of operation.
The Pavilion Recreation Complex
The Pavilion Recreation Complex is located in Taylors. It features an indoor ice hockey rink, ice skate sharpening services and ice skate repair. Winter sports related activities on offer include sneaker hockey, broomball, ice skating and ice hockey. Ice skating and ice hockey lessons are available on premise. Hours of operation vary and admission fees start at $5 per person. Ice skate rentals are available onsite for an additional $3 per person fee.
Florence Civic Center
The Florence Civic Center is located in Florence. It features an indoor ice hockey rink that is open to the public at select times of the year. Visitors should check the civic center's website for a current public skate schedule. A refreshment concession is located onsite. Admission fees start at $5 per person. Ice skate rentals are available for an additional fee.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys winter sports and recreation with her family. She has also traveled extensively.
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