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Open public skating through Jan. 7 at Prescott Valley Event Center
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Beginning Nov. 17 and running through Jan. 7, Prescott Valley Event Center is open for public ice skating, Open Hockey and Adult Hockey League games. (File photo)

Beginning Nov. 17 and running through Jan. 7, Prescott Valley Event Center is open for public ice skating, Open Hockey and Adult Hockey League games. (File photo)

The Prescott Valley Event Center is offering open public skating for adults and children of all ages and skill levels from Saturday, Nov. 17, through Thursday, Jan. 7. Skate sessions vary from day to day, and the schedule is subject to change. Skate rentals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the sizes run from Youth 9 through Men’s 13. Tot walkers, available upon request for children ages 8 and under, are designed to assist children on the ice as they learn to skate properly and safely. Helmets, knee pads and elbow pads are recommended, but not required. Helmets are available upon request. Public skating attendees should enter at PVEC’s northeast doors (closest to Liberty Traditional School). No hockey sticks or pucks are allowed during Open Skate. Admission costs $5 per session for adults ages 13 and older, and $3 per session for children ages 12 and younger. Toddlers ages 3 and younger get in free. Skate rentals cost $4 per pair, per session, no matter your age. Skate sharpening costs $6 per pair, and tickets may be purchased at the door before each session.

Fishing opportunities expanding in Prescott Valley

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Town of Prescott Valley have teamed up to expand fishing opportunities in the community, according to a press release. Yavapai Lakes, consisting of two ponds in the Urban Forest Park, has been added to Game and Fish’s community fishing program. The ponds are located at 8700 E. Lakeshore Dr. in Prescott Valley. Fain Lake, which Game and Fish is already stocking with rainbow trout, will begin to receive fish through the Community Fishing Program. On June 12, Game and Fish stocked 1,000 pounds of catchable catfish into Yavapai Lakes at Urban Forest, and Fain Lake. Game and Fish reminded the public that a valid license is required for those over the age of 10. A youth combo hunt/fish license for age 10 to 17 is just $5.

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