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Ice skating returns to Summit Pond on Killington Road

The Foundry introduces Public Skating, Broomball and more

Skaters are once again lacing up and taking to the ice on Summit Pond in Killington. The Foundry at Summit Pond officially opened for public skating last weekend, bringing this popular winter activity back to the area. Summit Pond sits directly in front of The Foundry Restaurant on the Killington Road, and offers breathtaking views of Killington Peak from its sparkling surface.

A week of sub-zero temperatures presented ideal conditions for preparing the ice, according to Foundry owner Chris Karr, who is happy to have a piece of nostalgia in place. "Bringing skating back to Summit Pond was always part of the vision for The Foundry, and we are really excited that the weather is cooperating," says Karr. "I think it's a reminder of the way things used to be and it gives everybody - kids, families, couples - another opportunity to do something fun and active outdoors."

Admission prices are $5 for youth and adult; $3 for under 12. Children under 5 years old skate for free. Free admission is also offered to Local Yokel passholders. For those who need skates, the Foundry offers rentals for $8. And there is free hot chocolate served with the unlimited skate time.

The Foundry at Summit Pond will be open for skating Thursday through Saturday from 3 - 9 p.m., with additional days and hours to be determined. Monster Broomball League is scheduled Tuesdays from 7 - 10 p.m. For complete hours of operation and more information visit www.foundrykillington.com, or call 802-422-5335.