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slides: Disney on Ice Stars Hit Worcester Common Oval

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Worcester patrons big and small got a chance to ice skate for free with Mickey Mouse and the performers from Disney on Ice during a specil preview performance of the show coming to Worcester's DCU Center April 25th to 28th.

In honor of Appreciation Day for the Worcester Common Oval, skating was free to all from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Worcester's very own hot dog food truck, The Dogfather was also on scene to keep skaters full while having fun.

Dozens of children bundled up with their parents and braved the flurries and cold air to see their favorite Disney icon, Mickey Mouse, who skated around the oval with performers from the Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy show. The troupe was in Boston for show that night, but will be in Worcester soon as the show hits the DCU Center April 25 -28th. To further commemorate the event, City Manager, Michael O'Brien handed over the key to the city to Mickey, to celebrate the success of the Oval.

Wednesday isn't the only day to take advantage of some time on the ice. The Oval will be holding special hours for February vacation all week: Monday and Tuesday from 1 - 6 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday from 1 - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m. On Saturday morning, the rink will hold a curling exhibition from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., followed by public skating from 1 - 6 p.m. Admission is $2, and children 6 and under skate for free.

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Vacation Day

Two Worcester youths took advantage of free ice skating at the Worcester Common Oval Rink on Wednesday during the week of February vacation.

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Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse took a lap at the Oval and waved to the crowd gathered for the Disney on Ice preview, which will take to the ice at the DCU Center in April.

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Pats Fans on Ice

Two young Patriots fans donned matching hats to skate around the Worcester Common Oval on Wednesday.

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Mickey's Fans

Mickey Mouse waves to his adoring fans gathered around the rink.

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Lending a Helping Hand

Some small skaters got a little assistance staying upright in the form of a helping hand.

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Air Time

Several Disney on Ice performers showed off their moves for the assembled crowd.

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Smiling on Skates

Children from the Special Olympics had the opportunity to skate with some of the Disney on Ice performers.

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City Manager Gives Thanks

City Manager Michael O'Brien offered his thanks to the sponsors of the inaugural season of the Worcester Common Skating Oval during Wednesday's Appreciation Day proceedings.

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A Team Effort

A group of young Worcester skaters help each other stay upright as they make their way around the Oval.

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Line Up

The rink's railing provided some support and balance for skaters venturing out onto the ice during their February vacation on Wednesday.


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