Bend Pavilion Packs Them In
Depending who you ask, Bend’s first full ice sheet was anywhere from three to thirty years in the making. The pent-up demand was evident last year as community members and visitors flocked to the open-air rink. Last year’s opening week, for example, drew more than 6,000 skaters. It hasn’t let up much since then. “As crowded as it is over here, it’s surprising how many people come in the door for the first time and haven’t been here,” said Kevin Collier, recreation center supervisor. Some of the highlights at the Pavilion are the adult hockey and curling leagues, but open skating under the lights is the big draw for many.
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