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Program To Take Jr. Bearkats Ice Skating

Jan. 7, 2014
SHSU Media Contact: Jennifer Gauntt

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Sam Houston State University’s Jr. Bearkat program will take to the rinks on Jan. 18, offering families the opportunity to enjoy a winter activity many Texans do not often get to participate in.

Ice Skating PosterThe first Jr. Bearkat Elite ice skating event will be from 8-9 a.m. at The Ice Rink in The Woodlands, located at 9606 Six Pines Dr.

During that time, families can have breakfast, hot cocoa, decorate sugar cookies, and skate with other Jr. Bearkats before the rink opens to the public.

“Before we all get back into the hustle and bustle of the school year, we want to invite all Jr. Bearkats to come skate with us into the New Year for one last fun holiday event,” said Chris Arcos, on-campus recruitment counselor who oversees the Jr. Bearkats program.

The event is free to Jr. Bearkat Elite members and costs $25 for non-members.

The Jr. Bearkat Elite Membership is offered to children ages 13 and younger, who for $25, are granted exclusive access to events throughout the year. The program kicked off over the summer with an SHSU at the Houston Zoo event, where youth had the opportunity to meet Hannah the Bearkat. Members also receive an annual E-birthday card, an official Elite membership T-shirt and free admission to all Jr. Bearkats events.

“The Jr. Bearkat Elite Membership also costs $25 annually so, with The Ice Rink event, it would be more cost efficient to pay the yearly fee and then gain entrance to all events thrown throughout the year,” Arcos said. “The Jr. Bearkat program is designed to breed the next generation of Bearkats, and we look forward to exposing them to everything our great university has to offer through events such as this."

Parent tickets will be available for $8. Tickets can be purchased online through the Jr. Bearkats website, at shsu.edu/~jrbearkats, until Jan. 17.

Elite memberships can also be purchased online through the link above.

For more information, contact Arcos at arcos@shsu.edu or 936.294.2710.



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