HIGH POINT, NC, March 15, 2021 – High Point University welcomed over a thousand community members to the campus to enjoy ice skating for the past nine days.
As part of the university's commitment to offering safe and 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 family had a lot of fun on the HPU ice rink,” said Jonathan Marquez, a community member. "Having the opportunity to come together as a family doing something that benefits us all, not only physically but also mentally, was a necessary break from our current situation due to the pandemic."
To avoid large gatherings, community members were asked to register in advance for a specific time.
"HPU made my family and I feel safe from the moment we stepped foot on campus, also during registration, while waiting for our turn to skate and even when we were leaving the area," said Marquez. “Your COVID-19 safety precautions were spot on. Having HPU as part of our community is truly a blessing. ”
"This is one of the many ways HPU gives back to the community around it," said Barry Kitley, vice president of college relations at HPU. "We are always excited to be High Point University and will continue to support the community."