Community Public Skate at Bojangles' Coliseum

Nothing rings in the holiday season like a good old-fashioned ice skate. There's even a chance this week to lace up your skates and take the kids for a fun zip around the newly renovated Bojangles' Coliseum. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) and Charlotte Checkers are hosting a public skate tomorrow night, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. It's your chance to check out the $16 million renovation to the coliseum, which includes a new scoreboard, seats, lighting, sound system, locker rooms and updated concession area. If you don't have skates, a limited number will be available for rental for $5 per person. Those with their own skates can hit the ice free of charge. Concessions will be open and there will be opportunities to purchase merchandise.

Gregg Forwerck / Charlotte Checkers

Photo credit: Gregg Forwerck / Charlotte Checkers

The coliseum held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony last Wednesday to give community leaders and city officials a first glimpse of the renovations. The Charlotte Checkers marked their return to the coliseum with a season opener against the Manitoba Moose this past Friday. Visit for more information on upcoming events.