Jimmy Liebro of Choice Planting, Inc. has a little fun with the holiday wreath as his partner adjusts his safety harness before taking the wreath up on the lift and installing it at Reston Town Center.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
Reston Town Center is preparing for the holiday season. On Friday, the drizzle kept people away from the opening of the Reston Town Center Pavilion Ice Rink. But crews still got things ready for the holidays and decorations went up.
Large wreaths, giant ball cluster ornaments, lights on the fountain and lights in the pavilion. Saturday the skaters came. Teens, families and couples appeared, put on their skates and slid out onto the ice. Nina Prytula glided gracefully with her daughter Elena von Zastrow. Nina's husband Claus von Zastrow stood on the sidelines. "We are visiting family here in Reston," said von Zastrow "We are here every weekend because Nina's dad is here." As he talked, Nina and Elena skated effortlessly over the ice laughing and holding hands.
There's no need to bring or buy skates to use at the Pavilion. The skate shop reportedly is stocked with more than 500 pairs of skates, both figure and hockey styles. Skates range in size from 8 toddler's through 13 men's. Double-bladed, a flat edge and single bladed skates are available.
Pricing: Adult -$10; Youth (under 12) /Senior (55+)/Military Admission- $9; Skate Rentals- $6.
Times: The rink opens every day at 11 a.m. It closes Sun.- Tues, at 7 p.m; Wed and Thurs at 10 p.m and Fri. and Sat. at 11 p.m. For more information call 703-709-6300.
The parade comes to Reston Town Center next week, Nov. 23. The annual Reston Holiday Parade at 11 a.m. with Macy’s-style balloons, musicians, dancers, antique cars, characters, community groups, dignitaries, special guest emcees, and much more. The one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. https://restontowncenter.com/holiday/reston-holiday-parade/