Halloween on ice: Pelham skaters celebrate Halloween

The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena celebrated Halloween with a week of festivities and activities. (Contributed)

The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena celebrated Halloween with a week of festivities and activities. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena celebrated a week of Halloween this year, with costumed skate classes and concluding with a party during free skate on Oct. 31.

“(The skate school students) loved it,” Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena Director of Skating Craig Henderson said. “It’s fun for them to wear (their costume) and skate in it.”

The week of Halloween festivities kicked off on Oct. 27 as the rink turned spooky with the help of lighting and a fog machine.

“Monday was really great,” Henderson said. “We had a fog machine, and we lowered the lights.”

Throughout the week, Learn to Skate students wore costumes to class and a costume contest was held each day.

The week culminated with a free-skate Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the main arena. The party was complete with a DJ, face painting, free skating and, of course, candy.

The Halloween week festivities are a tradition Henderson brought with him from his work in Texas and California. He said he hopes to continue and grow the tradition in Pelham as well, noting the event provides a “safe atmosphere” for kids to celebrate Halloween while also enjoying skating.