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Friday Night Skate Hosted by Norton/Saint-Gobain on January 9th with Members of the US Luge Team

For Immediate Release: 1/2/2015 1:39 pm

Worcester, MA (January 2, 2015) - Norton/Saint-Gobain will host a community evening of public skating at the Worcester Common Oval on Friday, January 9th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Admission is free. Skate rentals are available for $3 with a $25 deposit per skate rental.

In addition to public skating, and in partnership with Norton/Saint-Gobain, members of the US Luge Team will be at the Worcester Common Oval for a luge demonstration and exhibition.

"We invite the community to come to the Worcester Oval to learn more about the sport of luge while also enjoying an evening of skating with their families," said Bradley H. Johnson, Vice President, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America.

Norton/Saint-Gobain is the primary sponsor of the US Luge Team through 2018. Joining the team at the event will be current and former Olympic luge athletes, including 1998 Olympic Luge Doubles Silver Medalist Gordy Sheer. For more information about US Luge and the Norton/Saint-Gobain sponsorship, visit

Schedule for the Evening:

  • 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Public Skate
  • 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM - Luge Demonstration/Exhibition
  • 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM - Public Skate Resumes & Meet the US Luge Team on the Plaza Overlooking the Oval

About the Oval:

The rink is open for public skating:

  • Fridays, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays & Sundays, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Holidays & School Vacation Weeks

The 12,000-square-foot rink, which opened in 2012, is 4,000 square feet larger than the rink at New York City's Rockefeller Center. The Oval has piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday lights and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity.

The Oval is possible through the generous support of Hanover Insurance Company, MCPHS University, College of the Holy Cross, Fallon Community Health Plan, Baystate Savings Bank, the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

For a full schedule visit and like us on Facebook - Worcester Common Oval. For weather conditions and cancelations, call (508) 929-0777.

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