Reminder: FRIDAY, Dec. 28th – 7pm HST Ice Skating for Highschool & Alums

*Ice Skating* in Rockville Town Center:* FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th – 7pm to 10 or 10:30pm*
*Here are the details:*
Who: Any HST high school student or siblings (who are high school age – 14 by Dec. 31, 2018 – or older) and HST Alumni.
Location: Rockville Town Square Ice Rink, 131 Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
Arrival Time: 6:45pm outside the rental building (131 Gibbs St.). THS will collect people’s money and then go in and pay for the group to get the discount rate.
Groups of 10 Discount Price: $7 to skate (if you have your own ice skates) and $11 to skate with rented skates (If you arrive late & THS has already purchased the tickets – you need to add $3 to the above prices)
*Bringing exact change will be helpful* otherwise THS members will have to make change for everyone before they can go pay for the group.
EVENT RULES: No student should go to anywhere by themselves. Take at least one student with you and (ideally) let someone else at the rink know where you are heading. Stay within the Town Square area or the block between Town Square and Middle Ave (Maryland Ave has Starbucks & Gibbs St. has Little Dipper Hot Pot).
Skating Time: You will get a ticket to wear on your coat that is good for 2 hours. It includes 15 min. extra for getting skates on, so while it depends on how long it takes to collect $ and get tickets/skates – you will probably be skating until 9:30pm (give or take 15 min.).
Lockers for storing your stuff while skating: Key lockers are available for free (first come, first serve) but you must leave an ID with them until you return the key. There are also regular lockers that you can bring your own padlock for. Again, first come, first serve. NOTE: Most people just leave shoes near the benches that people use to put their skates on/off but you should keep your purse/wallets with you.
Food: The ice rink has several food places surrounding it: Five Guys Burgers (10pm), Berry Cup Yogurt (9pm), Marble Slab Creamery (9:30pm), Buffalo Wild Wings (1am). About 5 stores from the Christmas Tree on corner of Maryland Ave & E. Middle Lane there is a Starbucks. It closes at 11pm. On Gibbs St. side of Town Square going toward Middle Ave is Little Dipper Hot Pot (10pm) and BonChon Chicken (9:30pm). You can also bring snack foods/drinks and leave them in a locker until you are ready for them.
Pick-up Time & Location: We suggest 10 or 10:30pm pick-up so students can get shoes on and grab a drink/food after skating. Please work out with your student ahead of time when you plan to pickup (or be in contact with them via cell phone). We assume that most students have cell phone to facilitate pick-up time/location. If not, we suggest making a pre-determined set time to pick up at the Christmas Tree on Maryland Avenue between East Middle Lane and Beall Ave.
*NOTE:* This event is sponsored by the Honor Society (THS), who will be there to collect money, purchase the group tickets, answer questions, assist as needed and remind their peers to avoid “stupid”. HST is not providing adult chaperones for this event, although I am less than 5 minutes from the rink and will be available if something comes up.
I hope everyone who will be in town, marks this date on their calendar. Last year’s ice skaters had a great time & thoroughly enjoyed the festive town-center location. Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

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