The start of the holiday season kicked off today in downtown Greenville with United Community Bank Ice on Main. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the City’s open-air ice rink and skaters can enjoy extended hours of operation through January 31. To accommodate limited capacity and social distancing at the ice rink, tickets will be available for purchase as date-specific, timed sessions.
“We are always excited for a new season of United Community Bank Ice on Main,” said Michelle Seaver, President of Greenville County for United Community Bank. “This is a tradition we all look forward to as it gives our community a unique opportunity to connect during the holiday season. The rink is a place where we can come together to make memories with loved ones, and we are honored to return as presenting sponsor for the eighth consecutive year.”
In an effort to provide a safe ice skating experience, the following modifications have been made this season:
· Limited capacity of ice rink skaters and attendees to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order and recommended CDC guidelines.
· A new Lidl Viewing Area above the rink to help with overflow visitors to the rink.
· Signage and physical cues such as tape and stanchions to help maintain social distance.
· Use of a face covering for the safety of others.
· Frequent disinfecting of high touch surfaces and rental ice skates after each ice skating session.
· Hand-sanitizing stations placed throughout the ice rink area.
United Community Bank Ice on Main is proud to offer adaptive skate sleds courtesy of Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital. The sleds will be available at the rink at all times and interested participants can visit the Skate Shed to request one.
Additional ice rink sponsors include: Piedmont Natural Gas, T-Mobile, Lidl, the Greenville Drive, WYFF 4, Community Journals, iHeartMedia, Gimme-A-Sign, Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown, Windsor/Aughtry Company and Triangle Construction
United Community Bank Ice on Main is located in Village Green, next to City Hall. Since its inception in 2011, the 3,200-square-foot open-air rink has welcomed almost 144,000 skaters. The rink will be open seven days a week, except Christmas Day. Skate rentals are $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children ages 2 and younger. Attendees can Skate United Nights for $5 on Tuesdays in November and January from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesdays in December from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. To watch the live Skate Cam sponsored by WYFF 4, visit https://www.wyff4.com/article/skycams/7024478. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.iceonmain.com.
About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) (United) is a bank holding company headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, with executive offices in Greenville, South Carolina. United is one of the largest full-service financial institutions in the Southeast, with total assets exceeding $17 billion and 163 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. United Community Bank, United’s wholly-owned bank subsidiary, specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and companies throughout its geographic footprint, now including Florida under the brand Seaside Bank and Trust. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory, treasury management, and now wealth management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United for outstanding customer service. In 2020, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast, marking six out of the last seven years United earned the coveted award. Forbes included United in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks in 2019 and again in 2020. Forbes also recognized United on its 2020 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the seventh consecutive year. United also received five Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2019 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including a national award for Overall Satisfaction in Small Business Banking. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.