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UM-Flint expands ice rink hours, offers skate rental

FLINT – Just two weeks after the opening of the historic UM-Flint Ice Rink, the university already is seeing just how much people love it.

Hundreds of people already have hit the ice, drawing fans from throughout the area to join students, faculty and staff at the UM-Flint Ice Rink. Many skaters come with memories of skating on the ice as children, before it closed at least 25 years ago. Starting this weekend, the UM-Flint Ice Rink will offer extended hours. Free, open community skate now will be offered from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays as well as 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays. (It previously had been open from noon to 4 p.m. on the weekends) For those without ice skates, rental skates also are being offered, thanks to a cooperative agreement with Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton. Skaters still are advised to bring their own skates whenever possible because supplies are limited. Skate rental is $3 a pair.

The university re-opened the rink Jan. 2. — G.G.

Paint the World Purple event to kick-off 2016 Relay for Life

GENESEE COUNTY – The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Relay for Life Kickoff event, Paint the World Purple, for Genesee County on Jan. 26 at Holy Redeemer, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton.

The event begins with registration, a silent auction, Relay for Life Selfie Booth, Survivor Registration, music, community Relay information table, beverage and dessert station from 6-7 p.m.

Then from 7-8 p.m. is the Relay for Life program, celebrating the Relay for Life events of Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing- Swartz Creek and Grand Blanc

The event is free and open to the public. Details: Call 810-733-3702. — G.G.

Frozen Fun Run Feb. 6

DAVISON TWP. — The Frozen Fun Run will be held at Lake Callis Recreational Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd., on Feb. 6. It is a unique winter obstacle course that challenges participants to brave Michigan’s brutal elements and go beyond the average obstacle course.

Run, climb and jump your way through obstacles that are strategically placed along the 5K course. The challenge begins and ends at Lake Callis Recreation Complex and will take you through the beautiful trail system. Participants can choose between five different start times between 9–10 a.m. (every 15 minutes). This event is for ages 14 and up.

Details: Call 810-214-1810. — G.G.

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