PUTNEY -- The Grammar School held its annual TGS Fun Run at Green Mountain Orchards on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Despite the damp weather, 59 runners from seven schools, including The Grammar School, Putney Central, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Academy School, Hilltop, Greenwood, and Reading had a great time racing through the orchard.
Runners and their families and coaches also enjoyed apples and cider donuts after the meet.
The next race, The Grammar School Invitational, will be held at 69 Hickory Ridge Road South, in Putney, on Wednesday for runners ages 6-14.
6-8 year olds run .5 mile, 9-11 year olds run a mile, and 12-14 year olds will run 1.5 miles. There will be ribbons for all racers and trophies for first place teams. Teams must have at least three runners per age group and gender to score. There also will be an untimed lollipop race for children five and under.
Please register today by emailing Mary or Deb, or call The Grammar School at 387-5364, ext. 102 or 107.
Skating rink now open
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Nelson Withington Skating Rink opened this past Saturday for the season, offering public ice times on all but Thursdays.
Ice skating is a great rainy day activity or just a way to get up and out for a fun activity.
Mondays is Dollar Night, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have a 7 to 9 p.m. ice time, and for the "day-timers", both Saturday (10:30 a.m.
The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks department has been offering adults public ice times for many years now, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, as well as Sunday night ice time from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. There is also puck time for hockey skaters and Freestyle Ice time for Figure skaters.
The rink is located in Memorial Park up the hill on the first right. The rink provides ice skates for rental and there is a snack bar open during most public ice times. The complete ice schedule is posted on the Recreation and Parks Department’s website at www.brattle
boro.org. Season passes are available for family and individuals.
The Nelson Withington Skating Facility is home to the Brattleboro Figure Skating Club and the Brattleboro Hockey Association.