Downtown Greenville Welcomes the Holiday Season with the Opening of City’s only Outdoor Rink
GREENVILLE, S.C. – United Community Bank Ice on Main celebrated the opening of its seventh season today. At 4:00 p.m., United Community Bank’s Greenville County President Michelle Seaver joined Mayor Knox White in the ceremonial “ringing of the bells” to formally open the rink for the season. The Greenville Figure Skating Club and St. Anthony’s Children’s Choir performed, and several favorite local mascots were on hand for the occasion.
“Since its inception, United Community Bank Ice on Main has been a celebrated Greenville tradition, welcoming more than 86,000 skaters over the past six years,” said Mayor Knox White. “We are excited to commence our seventh season and are fortunate to have community partners who help make United Community Bank Ice on Main such a success. For many, today’s Opening Ceremony marks the beginning of the holiday season in downtown Greenville.”
United Community Bank Ice on Main is located next to Greenville City Hall on the Village Green at Main@Broad, 206 S. Main St., and is open from Nov. 17, 2017 through Jan. 15, 2018. Skate rentals are $10 for adults and children, although some discounts are available to skaters on specific days. A full event schedule is available on iceonmain.com.
“We are thrilled to return for the fifth consecutive year as presenting sponsor for United Community Bank Ice on Main,” said Michelle Seaver, President of Greenville County for United Community Bank. “Ice on Main is a beloved family tradition that we are honored to be a part of. At United Community Bank, we make giving back to our communities a priority and enjoy this opportunity to serve Greenville by helping to provide a healthy, fun and affordable family activity.”
United Community Bank is excited to bring back “Skate United” nights again this season. Every Tuesday night, except Dec. 26 and Jan. 7, all skaters can skate for $5. United Community Bank will also offer commemorative gloves and socks for purchase at the rink, with purchase proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas.
United Community Bank Ice on Main is supported by community partners, including many that have been involved with the rink for several years
United Community Bank, Duke Energy, ReWa’s Dig Greenville project, Greenville Health System, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greenville Drive, Piedmont Natural Gas, Peace Center, Macy’s, Greenville News, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, WYFF4, iHeart Media, Fairway Outdoor, Courtyard Marriott Greenville Downtown, Community Foundation, Creative Builders, Triangle Construction and Gimme-A-Sign.
For the third year in a row, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), the Peace Center and United Community Bank are bringing back the exciting “Skate Your Way to Broadway” season-long sweepstakes. Skate Your Way to Broadway includes weekly prizes to see Gobsmacked! at the Peace Center. One grand prize winner will receive: roundtrip airfare for two from GSP to New York City, two tickets to see Phantom of the Opera in New York and two tickets to see Phantom of the Opera at the Peace Center in Greenville, a gift card to skate at the Rockefeller Center and a $500 prepaid gift card from United Community Bank. Visit www.skateyourwaytobroadway.com for more details regarding entry and eligibility.
About United Community Bank Ice on Main
Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, S.C., United Community Bank Ice on Main is an open-air ice skating rink. Since 2011, more than 86,000 skaters and countless spectators have enjoyed Greenville’s favorite holiday tradition. United Community Bank Ice on Main is located on the Village Green at Main@Broad. The rink is open seven days a week, including holidays. For a special events calendar, ticket information and more, please visit www.iceonmain.com.
About United Community Bank
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $11.9 billion in assets. The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 156 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. For the last four years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. Additional information about the company and the bank's full range of products and services can be found at www.ucbi.com.