Columbia's Holiday ICE ⁄ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive


Columbia’s Holiday ICE Opens Thanksgiving Day

Columbia’s Holiday ICE, formerly known as Main Street ICE, will kick off a new ice skating season on Thursday, November 22 at the Columbiana Centre. The rink will remain open until Monday, January 21, 2019.

The ice skating rink will be located outside of the mall at 155 Columbiana Circle and will operate at the following dates and times:

Opening Weekend Dates

  • Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) from 5 to 10 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 23 (Day after Thanksgiving) from 1 to 10 p.m. 
  • Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 25 from 1 to 9 p.m. 

Opening Day Fee (Thanksgiving Day only)

  • $8 (youth and adults)

Regular Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m. 

Special Holiday Operating Hours (December 20-January 3, 2019 only)

  • 12 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday 
  • 12 to 10 p.m. on Friday
  • Saturday and Sunday hours will remain the same
  • 12 to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24)
  • Closed Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25)
  • 12-5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve (Monday, December 31)
  • 12-9 pm. on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)

Admission Fees (includes skates) (Monday through Sunday)

  • $10 (Youth and Adults)
  • $8 (Active Duty Military with ID and Seniors age 55 and up)

Groups reservations will be accepted for parties of 20 people or more. Gift certificates will be available for purchase.

For more information or to reserve your group reservation, contact the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100. 



Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive

The City of Columbia, Richland School District One and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation will kick off the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank on Monday, October 29. The food drive ends December 7, 2018. 

The food drive is held each year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of community service. Some requested items include canned fruit and vegetables, dry goods and canned meats.

The public can drop off donations at the following locations: 

  • City Hall, 1737 Main Street 
  • Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor St. Ste. C
  • Columbia Tennis Center, 1635 Whaley Street
  • Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way
  • Earlewood Park, 1111 Recreation Drive (inside Columbia Parks & Recreation Administration Office)
  • Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat Street
  • Greenview Park, 6700 David Street
  • Hampton Park, 117 Brandon Avenue
  • Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road
  • Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
  • Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant Street
  • Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street 
  • Melrose Park, 1500 Fairview Drive
  • Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road
  • St. Anna’s Park, 1315 Liberty Hill Avenue
  • Sims Park, 3500 Duncan Street 
  • Woodland Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway
  • City Human Resources, 1225 Lady Street 
  • Columbia Fire Department Headquarters, 1800 Laurel Street
  • Columbia Police Department Headquarters, 1 Justice Square
  • City of Columbia Satellite Payment Center, 3905 Ensor Avenue
  • Public Works, 2910 Colonial Drive
  • Washington Square Payment Center, 1136 Washington Street
  • Columbia Parking Services, 820 Washington Street

For more information, contact the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.


Winners Announced for Passport to Columbia's Parks Challenge 


Diane BetzAndrea Evans-Wolfe
Ernest StromanAriel McMillan


Five winners were selected as grand prize winners in the Passport to Columbia's Parks Challenge held during the month of July to celebrate Park & Recreation Month, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.
 
Winners of the 2018 Passport to Columbia's Parks Challenge are:

  • Andrea Evans-Wolfe
  • Diane Betz
  • Ariel McMillan
  • Ernest Stroman
  • Tina Marie Devlin

The department invited citizens to explore various City parks through a citywide Passport Challenge, which asked participants to answer a series of questions related to the features or history of a park or facility in the City.
 
Completed passports were entered into a drawing for prizes ranging from fitness equipment, lunch kits and more.





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1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744

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