Anyone Hankering for Winter? Free Skate It Up

Naomi Vogel |

Enjoy a winter activity without the below freezing temperatures and all the irritating white stuff on the ground. In fact, enjoy a winter activity during the summer heat! This summer Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire is once again offering “Lunch Break Open Skate,” an opportunity that allows the public to come and skate for an affordable $2 admission Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm. There is no need to have your own skates as skate rental is free during these scheduled times. This is also an opportunity for indoor exercise, without paying the costly monthly gym membership fees or suffering from heat stroke in the sweltering outdoors. Break away on your lunch break and skate at Hobbs Ice Center, located at 915 Menomonie St.