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Boston Area Ice Rinks Opening for the Season

 The Boston Area Ice Skating Rinks will open for public skating starting Friday, Nov. 29.  The 2019-2020 Learn-To-Skate season has begun.  Bay State Skating School is one of Greater Boston’s most established and popular skating programs.

Professional Instructors teach Recreational, Figure and Hockey Skating Skills to beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters ages 4 to 18.  Students can wear either figure, recreational or hockey skates.

New and ongoing lessons are held at 11 Greater Boston Rink locations including Brookline/Cleveland Circle, Larz Anderson Park-Brookline, Cambridge, Medford, Newton-Brighton, Quincy, Somerville, Waltham, West Roxbury, and Weymouth.

For over 50 years, our emphasis is on having fun while learning to skate. We’ve taught over 90,000 students to ice skate.  Come skate and feel great!

 For more information and to registration, visit or call Bay State Skating School (781) 890-8480. Gift certificates available.

Eversource Challenges Students to take part in Competition

Eversource invites Massachusetts students to demonstrate their energy efficiency knowledge by entering its seventh annual Eversource Challenge.

The competition promotes energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability and is open to kindergarten to high school students in Eversource’s Massachusetts electric service territory. Deadline for registration is March 17, 2020. All entries must be received or postmarked by March 27, 2020.

“Year after year, our students continue to amaze us with their creativity and innovative energy efficiency ideas,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “We are excited to kick off our seventh contest and look forward to receiving and reviewing this year’s projects.”

Students in Grades K-8 are assigned grade-specific challenges and asked to submit entries in the form of a poster (Grades K-2), a limerick (Grade 3), an outdoor billboard (Grade 4), a narrative and an image of an energy-saving super-hero (Grade 5), a letter to parents (Grade 6), a news article (Grade 7), or public service announcement (Grade 8).

Students competing in Grades 9-12 will create a persuasive image that advocates for an energy topic. Options include a short poem (125 words or less) or a cartoon strip (12 cells or less) that addresses energy efficiency, a renewable energy source, or environmental concern.

Eversource Challenge finalists in all categories and grade levels will be honored at a special awards ceremony in early May, and winners will receive Amazon® Gift Cards. All entries are judged on the use of accurate and scientific facts, creativity, readability, persuasiveness, originality, and appearance. Students’ submissions are judged against those from the same grade levels in their community.

For applications, guidelines and more information about the Eversource Challenge, visit

Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity, natural gas and water to 1.7 million customers throughout Massachusetts. This includes approximately 1.4 million electric customers in 140 communities, 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities, and 19,500 water customers in five communities. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website ( and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceMA) and Facebook (

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