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      River Skate returns for second season

      River Skate in Quincy's Clat Adams Park

      If you're an advanced ice skater or just want to give it a try, River Skate is the place to go.

      Located in Clat Adams Park, the ice skating rink called River Skate is now open for its second year in Quincy.

      Owners Chris and Marion Dye opened the rink in 2012 after moving back to the Quincy area from Colorado.

      Chris Dye says he hopes to expose the sport to more people. Judging by its inaugural year, he said, it was a big hit.

      "Our response last year was phenomenal, we were very impressed," Dye said. "We had about 5,000 skaters or a little more than that last year so we were really happy with the turnout and we hope to build on that this year."

      The rink is made of a synthetic ice surface, so skaters can enjoy the rink in any type of weather. Dye noted that the synthetic surface has a little more friction than actual ice, making it a good place for young children and beginners to learn.

      Admission cost is $4 for kids ages 4 to 8, and $6 for adults. That cost includes skate rental, or you can bring your own.

      River Skate is open Wednesdays thru Sundays, now until February. Beginning this Saturday, the rink will host a kickoff weekend open to all skaters with plenty of giveaways.

      For a complete schedule and calendar of events, visit riverskateqcy.com.