Those looking for a break from the heat have another option starting Monday with the season opening of Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena.
Recreation Program Supervisor Missy Morarity, who oversees the arena, said the first public session will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. Morarity said, for the first week, public sessions will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
General admission fees for the arena are $4 for adults and $3 for those age 17 and under, with skate rental at $2.
The arena can be rented for groups, events and parties with standard rates at $215 per hour before 10 p.m. and $165 per hour after 10 p.m. Birthday packages are also available. For more information, call 634-6580.
Morarity said people can always check the monthly calendar online for more information on times and dates for public sessions, as well as classes and special events. Information is available on the ice arena web page, www.jeffcitymo.org/parks.