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WSC plans roller skating at the Well on December 8

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Posted by Roxane Molinari

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College Student Senate invites the public to take a step back in time, to a place many parents will remember and many younger people have only heard about - a roller skating rink.

The Well at WSC will be transformed to a roller skating rink from 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. WSC students will be admitted free with their college IDs; non-student admission price is $3, or $10 per family. Those 5 and under will be admitted free. There will be skates available for use, from children to adult sizes, but if you happen to have your own roller skates or roller blades, you are welcome to use them.

WSC Student Life Coordinator Kayla Retzer explained that there will be a complete roller-rink atmosphere complete with music and a working disco ball. Concessions will also be offered for those attending.

"I remember as a kid, skating at the KC Hall (also known as the Williston Event Center, which was originally built as a roller skating rink)," she said. "I thought this would be fun for everyone, even nostalgic for parents, something they can bring their kids to and share a memory."

"We try to come up with one or two different events each year that we can open up to the public, which we think is very important, giving them an opportunity to participate in activities to which they wouldn't normally have access," Retzer stated. "I found out that NDSU (in Fargo) was having this at their school and I thought it sounded like a fun and different idea."

"It should be a fun throw-back. While it's not Rockefeller Center, skating in The Well is about as close as we're going to get here in Williston. It should be a really fun event in which all ages can participate."

For more information, contact Retzer at 774-4213.