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Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion Donates $5,697.50 to Reston Character Counts! Coalition

Manager of Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, Marissa Marwell, congratulates Cate Fulkerson, president of Reston Character Counts! Coalition on receiving a record-breaking donation of $5,697.50 from 50 percent of the rink’s opening weekend proceeds.

Manager of Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, Marissa Marwell, congratulates Cate Fulkerson, president of Reston Character Counts! Coalition on receiving a record-breaking donation of $5,697.50 from 50 percent of the rink’s opening weekend proceeds. Photo courtesy of Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion raised a record-breaking donation of $5,697.50 for Reston Character Counts! Coalition during the rink’s opening weekend in early November.

"We’re elated that Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion was able to raise such a large donation for us this year," said Cate Fulkerson, president of Reston Character Counts! Coalition. As a long-standing tradition, this organization receives 50 percent of opening weekend proceeds from the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion, which opens annually at the beginning of November. The 2013 donation is almost double the amount raised from the 2012 opening weekend. Fulkerson said that Reston Character Counts! Coalition will put the funds to good use through 2014, supporting Ethics Day at South Lakes High School in November, Reston Kids Triathlon, the Cornerstones Best of Reston event, and other charitable initiatives to support character-building for students in the community.

The Reston CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition members include 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.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion presents its popular weekly programs of Rock ‘n Skate on Fridays from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., and Cartoon Skate on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion offers public skating, with skate rentals and more available, every day including all holidays, from Nov. 1 until March. Also available are birthday parties, private, and corporate parties, fundraising opportunities, plus beginner and intermediate skating lessons. For hours of operation, fees and more information, call the skating hotline at 703-709-6300 or visit www.restontowncenter.com/skating. Regular hours of operation – Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion 2013-2014: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; plus extended hours on all holidays.