The Jones Center in Springdale is offering a special discount during Spring Break to ice skate and swim.
The price is $3 to ice skate and $3 to swim or do both for the price of one.
“Swimming will be all day continuous and for the ice we have an hour and a half sessions and you can stay passed that session,” said Michael Kirk, Director of Recreation for the Jones Center.
The discount runs Monday through Friday during Spring Break. The current price is $7 to ice skate and $2 skate rentals, and $3 to swim.
Chellie Huber drove from Joplin, Missouri to the Jones Center with a Girl Scout Troop of five girls.
“I understand there are many things to do here,” Huber said. “We’re here ice skating, but we are going to take the girls swimming and it’s very low cost.”
“I think everything that we want to do here today will cost us under $10 per child,” Huber said.
Debbie Miller, from Jay, Oklahoma, came with her grandchildren. She said she enjoys the time spent as a family.
“We all have a good time together and that’s why it’s very important, it’s family, and you don’t see a lot of that now and days,” Miller said.
Activities give the younger kids an option to stay off the streets during their break.
Herschel Holland lives in Bentonville and was shooting some hoops with his nephew. The Jones Center also offers basketball courts for $3.
“I wish I had a place like this when I was younger to play ball,” Holland said. “It’s great that they have an opportunity to play ball up here.”
Kirk said they expect an increase in patrons during Spring Break.
“We’re hoping that a lot of people come down and take advantage of it and we’ll hopefully pack the house next week and it will be a lot of fun,” Kirk said.
The ice rink’s hours are 12 p.m.-7:45p.m. The pools’ hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m.