Update: The ice rink opening has been pushed back to Monday due to weather conditions. The fundraising event will take place Nov. 9-10 instead.
Earlier: Friday is opening day for the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion.
If you are thinking of lacing on your skates and hitting the rink this weekend, you will be helping a good cause. Saturday and Sunday, RTC teams with the Reston Character Counts! Coalition for its annual fundraiser. Fifty percent of skating rink proceeds will benefit development programs offered by the Reston Character Counts! Coalition, including the annual Essay and Poster Contest and the annual Ethics Day at South Lakes High School.
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion weekend hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Adult admission is $10; children under 12 and adults over 55, admission is $8. Skate rental is $5.
Cate Fulkerson, new Reston Association CEO and president of the Reston Character Counts! Coalition, says she looks forward to the event each year.
“We hope everyone will come out on opening weekend to skate and help support Character Counts!,” she said.
Other local partners in Character Counts!, which is a national nonprofit, are Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Reston Interfaith, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Reston Citizens Association, YMCA of Reston, and the office of Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins.
In case of rain, the benefit will be held Nov. 9 and 10.
(Photo credit: Reston Town Center)