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Head over to The Rink at Wade Oval for special events this month

Throughout February, The Rink at Wade Oval will offer several events for the community.

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Special events

In honor of Groundhog’s Day, The Rink at Wade Oval will have an open skate with Groundhog’s Day-themed giveaways today (Feb. 2) from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees can meet the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Thistle the whistlepig—or groundhog—at noon.

The community also can see staff members from University Circle Inc. and PNC Bank compete in a game bubble soccer to benefit Harvest for Hunger tonight from 4 to 6 p.m.

Tomorrow (Feb. 3) there will be a learn-to-play-hockey lesson at noon.

From Feb. 9 to 11, the community can skate on pink ice during Pink the Rink. During this time, University Circle Inc. will collect food for Harvest for Hunger.

A special Valentine’s Day skate will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Then on President’s Day (Feb. 19), there will be special open skate hours from noon to 7 p.m.

Ongoing events

Throughout the month of February, the rink will have free learn-to-skate lessons on Saturdays at noon in honor of the Winter Olympics.

On Thursdays from Feb. 8 to March 1, Recess Cleveland will offer games of bubble soccer from 6 to 8 p.m.