The start of the holiday season kicked off today in downtown Greenville with the opening of United Community Bank Ice on Main. Since its inception in 2011, the 3,200-square-foot open-air rink has welcomed more than 95,000 skaters.
“United Community Bank Ice on Main has become an attraction that truly adds to the city’s distinctive charm,” said Mayor Knox White. “We are excited to commence our eighth season and are fortunate to have community partners who help make United Community Bank Ice on Main such a success.”
Throughout the season, the rink will offer a variety of promotional nights, including:
- Buy 1 admission, get 1 admission free on Mondays
- United Community Bank Skate United Nights for $5 on Tuesdays
- Duke Energy STEM Days on Wednesdays - first 50 children to bring a report card from an Anderson, Oconee, Pickens or Greenville County school with all As and Bs in math or science skate for free
- WYFF $4 Skate on January 4
- In addition, skaters who show a destination Greenville GSP International Airport boarding pass will receive a $2 discount.
- New this year, the City has planned a special glow skate as part of a Night of Lights event. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature the official Christmas tree lighting, food trucks and vendors, live holiday music and a special visit from Santa Claus. In addition, all plaza lights that have been festively decorated for the holiday season will turn on. All skaters will receive glow sticks and a voucher to return to the rink at a discounted rate.
“United Community Bank Ice on Main is one of the most vibrant events that we support here in the Upstate and one that our community looks forward to each year,” said Michelle Seaver, President, Greenville County for United Community Bank. “This valued tradition provides a safe and affordable way for families and friends in our community to enjoy the holiday season together. Community involvement is a guiding principle for United, and we are honored to return as the presenting sponsor for the sixth consecutive year.”
For the fourth year in a row, GSP International Airport, the Peace Center and United Community Bank are bringing back the season-long sweepstakes Skate Your Way to Broadway. Skate Your Way to Broadway includes weekly prizes to see a variety of shows at the Peace Center. One grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from GSP to New York City, two tickets to see Dear Evan Hansen in New York, a gift card to skate at Rockefeller Center, a $500 prepaid gift card from United Community Bank and two tickets to see Dear Evan Hansen at the Peace Center. Visit www.skateyourwaytobroadway.com for more details regarding entry and eligibility.
United Community Bank is proud to offer adaptive skate sleds courtesy of Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital. The sleds will be available onsite at all times and interested participants can visit the Duke Energy Skate Shed at the rink to request one.
United Community Bank Ice on Main is located in Village Green, next to City Hall. The season runs from November 16 through Monday, January 21 and the rink will be open seven days a week, except Christmas Day. Skate rentals are $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. Visitors who bring their own skates will receive half off admission. A season pass is also available for $50 and includes up to 10 visits. To watch the Skate Cam sponsored by WYFF 4 for a live view of the ice rink, visit https://www.wyff4.com/article/skycams/7024478. For more information about United Community Bank Ice on Main, visit iceonmain.com.
About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) is a bank holding company headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia with $12.4 billion in assets. The company’s banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the southeast region’s largest full-service banks, operating 150 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee at the end of the most recent quarter. The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. For the last five years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. Additional information about the company and the bank’s full range of products and services can be found at www.ucbi.com.