Official Opening or a Haircut for Jerry DaBrescia?— Members of The Hancock Partners and Town Supervisor Jerry Vernold braved the snow and cold on Thursday to officially open the Hancock Holiday Ice Rink. Pictured (l-r) Richard Lowe, Director of Economic Development, Mike Argiros, presdient of The Hancock Partners, Town Supervisor Jerry Vernold, Jerry DaBrescia and Dawn Joyce, members of The Hancock Partners Board of Directors. [Photo by Cindy Ray]
The Hancock Holiday Ice Rink officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 22 at the new rink in the Hancock Town Square. Sponsored by Hancock Partners, Inc., the rink is anticipated to be open for the next six weeks or longer depending on weather conditions. “The outpouring of community support has been amazing,” Partners President Mike Argiros said during the occasion, which took place during the area snowstorm Thursday afternoon. Argiros thanked Richard Lowe, Dennis Ryan, John Rajoppi, Hancock Village, The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department, Deposit’s Closet, and Bisbee Lumber for their efforts and donations in getting the rink ready for skating. “The community is thrilled to have a skating rink,” Argiros said. The rink will be open each weekend-weather permitting. Admission will be free for children and there is a $5 suggested donation for adults. This year patrons will need to bring their own skates but in future seasons officials hope to rent skates. The winter tourism initiative is hoped to bring visitors to the Hancock area and provide a fun winter activity to all. Donations of skates in all sizes and in good condition can be left at The Hancock Herald office.