Skatefest - February 20, 2016

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Center Harbor Announces SkateFest 2016 -  Second Annual Family Skate day and Figure Skating Demonstration Scheduled for February 20th 2016

Now expanded to Six Hours, FREE family fun including complimentary food, hot beverages, a bonfire, DJ and Snow sculpting contest.

Center Harbor:   The Town of Center Harbor and the Center Harbor Community Development Association (Center Harbor CDA) are sponsoring their second annual family skating event and demonstration Saturday February 20th (rain/snow date February 21st) at the Town Public Beach area on Route 25 in Center Harbor.  A bonfire and public skating will begin at 1:00 PM; the skating demonstration will begin at 3:00 2:00 PM and finish at 3:30 PM.  Family skating is now open until Seven PM. Everyone is welcome! 

Last year’s event drew over 300 people. This year’s event has been expanded to include a snow sculpting contest and a raffle for a commemorative winter sports afghan woven especially for the occasion by local artisans. Tickets for the raffle are available at Town Hall or at the event.   A snow sculpting will be performed during the event, and in addition many local businesses will display snow sculptures on their premises throughout the village.  There will be three levels of entries and prizes will be provided by local businesses and will range from gift cards to merchandise to discount coupons.

                The demonstration will feature skaters from local skating clubs along with recorded music and costumes.  Local restaurants, businesses and churches are providing complimentary hot chili, hot dogs, chowder, coffee, hot chocolate and do-it-yourself smores as part of the event.  The demonstration and all food and beverages are all free to the public. Free commemorative buttons will be available as well.

                The Town Fire Department is hosting the bonfire during the event and a warming station will be available in the Town Pavilion.  Local volunteers have cleared a large skating area on the lake for public use, so all guests are encouraged to bring their own skates for an afternoon of skating fun.  (Note that all skating on the lake and Town rink is at your own risk).

                Free parking is available by the Town Basketball court, in designated spaces in and around Main Street, at Senter’s Market and at the Center Harbor Congregational Church Parking lot.  Police will be on duty to facilitate safe crossing of Route 25.

                Please join us for a fun afternoon of skating and sampling local restaurants fare. For more information visit our information page at  (ie, this page) or the Town website (Parks & Recreation) at  or visit us on Facebook at  .


The Town of Center Harbor is a village community on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee between Meredith and Moultonborough New Hampshire. The Center Harbor Community Development Association is an association, made up of local businesses and organizations, volunteering our time and resources, to enhance the beauty and appeal of Center Harbor.  We do this through various events and promotions, for residents and visitors alike. We would like everyone who lives, works and plays here, to experience the beauty and friendliness of our town and to enjoy everything Center Harbor has to offer.  

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