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The Pavilion to Open December 28

December 22, 2015

Bend Park and Recreation District announces The Pavilion, the community’s new ice rink and recreation facility, will open to the public on Monday, December 28.

“We’re excited to invite the community to skate during the holiday break and get ice skating, hockey and curling programs underway,” said Matt Mercer, Director of Recreation. Open skate sessions and adult hockey begin on December 28; adult curling begins January 3. All other registration programs begin the first week of January.

“The Pavilion has been a long time coming with many people working for the past decade to bring this facility to reality,” added Mercer. “The community supported this new recreation center through the 2012 bond measure and everyone involved is pleased to open the doors for all to enjoy for generations to come.”

On Sunday, December 27, staff training will be held at The Pavilion and will include having staff on the ice. Although it may appear open, The Pavilion will be closed to the public during this training so that staff can conduct a final run-through of facility systems and procedures.

The holiday skate schedule features extended public sessions for December 28 through January 3 and is as follows:

  • Monday, December 28 12:00 – 8:00 pm                                 Open Skate
  • Tuesday, December 29                 12:00 – 6:15 pm                                 Open Skate
  • Wednesday, December 30 12:00 – 8:00 pm                                 Open Skate
  • Thursday, December 31 12:00 – 10:00 pm                                              Open Skate
  • Friday, January 1 12:00 – 8:00 pm                                 Open Skate
  • Saturday, January 2 12:00 – 3:45 pm / 6:30 – 10:00 pm              Open Skate
  • Sunday, January 3 11:00 am – 4:00 pm                                         Open Skate

The full holiday schedule is available online at www.bendparksandrec.org.


Single visit admission fees are:

  • Adults (19-59)                 $9.00
  • Older Adults (60-79) $8.00
  • Youth (3-18) /
    Honored Citizens (80+) $7.00

Patrons may rent skates for $3.00 per person or bring their own skates. Discounted 10-visit admission passes and 10-skate rental passes are available.

The Pavilion’s regular schedule runs January 4 through March 27 and is available online at www.bendparksandrec.org. Drop-in skate sessions include Open Skate, Flex Skate, Family Skate, Parent-Tot Skate, Fitness Skate as well as premium sessions. Premium sessions provide specialized ice use times with limited capacity and include Stick Time, Pick-up Hockey and Curling Time. A $3.00 add-on fee to regular admission applies for these sessions. A discounted 10-visit premium pass is also available.

“It’s exciting to get the community out on the ice,” said Mercer. “We look forward to skating with you this inaugural season.”

Additional information on The Pavilion including schedules, hours, fees and programs is available online at www.bendparksandrec.org.