FARMINGTON, Mich., Jan. 24, 2013 – The Farmington Downtown Development Authority is hoping to make Riley Park a destination year round by putting an ice skating rink in the park during the winter months. 

“Having community activities in the heart of Downtown really gives Farmington a sense of place,” said DDA Executive Director Annette Knowles. “An ice skating rink would make Farmington a unique attraction in this area during these cold days.” 

The DDA is in need of volunteers to join its ice rink committee. The committee will conduct a feasibility study to ensure an ice rink is the right fit for the Downtown and will be responsible for raising funds for the rink. 

“We plan to have a lot of fun on this committee,” said Annette. “We’ve been tossing around fundraising ideas like a Snow Ball. And that’s just the beginning.” 

Those interested in volunteering should contact Knowles at 248-473-7276 or volunteer@DowntownFarmington.org. 

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