Skating into History - 8th Annual Skate Party

What can you do with ice, frigid temperatures, and a free night in February? Sharpen your blades and come to the historic Hersheypark Arena for a fun night of community skating!

skate club             Announcing Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society's 8th


Friday February 9, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

in the Historic Hersheypark Arena


Join us on Friday, February 9, 2017 for our 7th annual Skate Party, and whether you come out to skate or just be social, enjoy special opportunities offered only to our guests on this evening. The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This venue, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this season, contains more history within its concrete walls and has hosted more notable guests than we can spare space to share! Fortunately for us, it happens to be in our backyard and for this night only, is a great night out to socialize and shake off the winter blues.

Kids will have a unique opportunity to skate with Coco, taste some treats, and have fun with their friends. Local historian Bob Shaffer, affectionately known as a "Rink Rat," will host a lecture on how arena ice is made and how the Zamboni is used to create an ideal ice-skating surface. Everyone will get an up-close look at the Zamboni and can have their picture taken with this iconic symbol of ice hockey.

As always, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a self-guided tour of the "Old Barn." Don't miss out on the chance to explore this historic landmark and strap on those skates.

Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Admission price is $5 with advance purchase of tickets at the Historical Society or, or $7 at the door. The price of tickets includes skate rentals, tours, lectures, and light refreshments. Children under five skate free.

Parking will be available at no charge. Please enter the Arena at Box Office 4. For more information call the Historical Society at 717-520-0748 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We can't wait to see you out on the ice!

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