Holiday Skate with the Lakers Dec. 11 to support United Way


December 1, 2016

The community is invited to an open skate with the Oswego State men’s and women’s ice hockey teams for Holiday Skate with the Lakers, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in Marano Campus Center arena to benefit the local United Way.

The annual event will feature holiday music, a visit by Santa Claus, a pair of hockey jersey raffles and concessions provided by Auxiliary Services. Laker ice hockey players will skate with participants and provide autographs for those interested.

Admission is $3 per person. Those interested in renting skates may do so for an additional $3 fee.

“We see a lot of families from the community—including kids of many ages—as well as students, faculty and staff, all having a great time,” said Diane Dillon, Laker women’s ice hockey coach and the event’s founder. “And the hockey players have so much fun with our fans. It’s one more way Laker student-athletes give back to our community.”

The event also gives back as part of the college’s annual State Employees Federated Appeal drive to support the United Way of Oswego County, this year with a $30,000 goal for overall activities. For more information on the college’s SEFA/United Way campaign, visit

People with disabilities needing accommodations to attend should contact the SUNY Oswego Office of Human Resources at 312-2215 in advance.

PHOTO CAPTION: Community skate—Holiday Skate with the Lakers, an open-skate United Way fundraiser featuring members of the Oswego State men’s and women’s ice hockey teams, will return from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Marano Campus Center arena. Alli Ulrich, a senior co-caption of the Laker women’s ice hockey team, skates with youngsters in a previous edition of the annual fundraiser.