HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2021 – High Point University welcomed more than a thousand community members to campus to enjoy ice skating over the last nine days.
As part of the university’s commitment to offering safe, physically distant activities for students to enjoy during the global pandemic, HPU provided students with a 6,000-square-foot ice rink adjacent to the Millis Center. During spring break, HPU welcomed community members to enjoy it for free.
“My wife and my family had so much fun at the HPU Ice Rink,” said Jonathan Marquez, a community member. “Having been given the opportunity to be able to bond as a family doing something that benefits us all, not only physically but also mentally, was a needed break from our current situation due to the pandemic.”
To avoid large gatherings, community members were asked to sign up in advance for a specific time slot.
“HPU made me and my family feel safe from the moment we set foot on campus, as well during check in, while waiting for our turn to skate, and even as we exited the area,” said Marquez. “Their COVID-19 safety precautions were on point. Having HPU as part of our community is truly a blessing.”
“This is one of the many ways HPU gives back to its surrounding community,” said Barry Kitley, vice president for university relations at HPU. “We are always excited to be High Point’s university and will continue to support the community.”