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PARKS & RECREATION

ACRES OF FUN/WOOSTER SKATELAND FAMILY until 8 on Friday); Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (November 1 - March 31 only) Hours change seasonally. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Contact Information - 3889 Friendsville Road, 330 345-4386, www.acresoffun.com. More Information - Located in Wooster’s North End behind the Wal-Mart shopping plaza. Acres of Fun has 10+ acres of active entertainment and features activities for both the young and young at heart as well as everyone in between. Activities include age old favorites of miniature golf & roller skating to the high tech experience of laser tag, with go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, an indoor children’s playground, arcade games and concession stand. Wooster Skateland offers roller skating lessons, public sessions, group events and a pro shop. With over 34,000 square feet under roof, it is a great venue for birthday parties, as well as family, group and corporate outings. Acres of Fun and Wooster Skateland combine to create one of the most complete Family Entertainment Centers in Ohio.

ALICE NOBLE ICE ARENA Contact Information - 851 Oldman Rd., (330) 345-8686, www.nobleice.com. More Information - Located on the campus of Wooster High School, this state-of-the-art, 42,000-square-foot facility features a 17,000-square-foot ice rink, locker rooms, seating capacity of more than 400, meeting rooms, offices, skate sharpening, a concession stand and a pro shop. Current offerings at the arena include Woo Skate Club (an afterschool program), learn-to-skate programs, youth and adult hockey, figure skating, summer day camp, outreach groups and of course, public skating just for the fun of it! The facility also hosts parties, family gatherings, church events and corporate events, with a variety of packages and options to choose from. The Alice Noble Ice Arena is also home to the Wooster Oilers Junior hockey team.

GAULT RECREATION & FITNESS CENTER Contact Information - 515 Oldman Rd., (330) 345-4700. Hours - weekdays, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. (only open

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More Information - The center offers a variety of physical activities to meet the needs and interests of Wooster residents. As part of the extraordinary Wooster High School campus, the GRC is a 55,000-square foot facility with four courts that have all-purpose flooring and are mainly used for basketball and volleyball. Badminton, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, baseball and softball are also played in the facility. The courts are surrounded by a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track, popular with both joggers and walkers. The L.I.F.T. Zone features strength training and cardiovascular equipment. Memberships are very reasonably priced (call for more information).

WOOSTER RECREATION & COMMUNITY CENTER DIVISION Contact Information - 241 S. Bever St., (330) 263-5207, woosteroh.com/recreation for the recreation division, www. woosteroh.com/parks for parks. Administration - Jeff Battig, Manager More Information - The mission of the Wooster Recreation and Community Center Divisions is to enrich the lives of our community members through parks, programs and play! The organization offers programs for preschoolers through senior citizens such as fitness classes (Zumba, yoga, senior fitness, water exercise), fitness center for those 50 and over, sports (basketball, soccer, swim team, t-ball, tennis, track, volleyball), special interest classes (driver safety, line dance, martial arts), farmers market and special events such as: Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mom & Me Dance,Trout Derby and Santa’s Mailbox. Wooster Recreation and Community Center also operates and maintains three outdoor aquatic facilities: Christmas Run Pool, Freedlander Pool, Knight’s Field Sprayground and handles park pavilion reservations, Community Center room rental, Don Bell Stage rental and special events permits. The Community Center has many drop-in activities through the week for those 50 and over (most are no charge or $1 to participate) and is also

Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Wooster, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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