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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Lace Up Your Skates

This time of year, colder states are dreaming of having a white Christmas. While we don’t see much of the white stuff here in Northern California, we do have ice skating rinks. Ukiah will get its first outdoor one in December, thanks to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center (UVMC) and the City of Ukiah. UVMC constructed the rink in celebration of its 60th anniversary. It will be hosting free public skating on December 4, noon–4 p.m., along with live music, kids’ games, and food. Free skating will also be offered on December 5 and 6, 3–8 p.m.  After December 6, unlimited skating is $10. The rink is situated next to the Alex R. Thomas Plaza on School Street. During December 7–22, hours will be as follows: Monday–Friday, 3–8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, noon–5 p.m. During December 23–January 8, the rink will be open noon–7 p.m. except on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1, when it will be open noon–4 p.m. For more information, see