AB Community Skate
2023 AB Community Skate Thank You
Thanks to all who attended the 24th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser on March 5th hosted by AB PIP STEM, the new Colonial Figure Skating Club and Nashoba Valley Olympia.
Thanks to Co-Sponsors and Donors
Nashoba Valley Olympia (NVO) for co-sponsoring the event and donating rink time. Special thanks to Lisa Cote, President Nashoba Valley Olympia, NVO contacts (Michele Mosher and Barbara) and ‘Tripp’ NVO bear mascot for bringing such fun and joy to the event!
Colonial Figure Skating Club for co-sponsoring the event and bringing skate volunteers who demonstrated skating techniques and helped new skaters. Special thanks to Patty Flanagan, Colonial Figure Skating Club President
Cookes Skate Rentals. Special thanks to Scott Cooke for Complimentary Skate rentals for some local families
Acton Coffee House for event hospitality. Wonderful coffee donations! Special thanks to Bill and Hanka Ray + Acton Coffee House staff! 525 Mass. Ave. Acton MA 01720.
Legend Café for event hospitality. Terrific tray of Legend Café specialty cookies and pastries. Special thanks to Jingbo Li & David Hebert 5 Spruce Street Acton, MA.
Edible Arrangements in Westford, MA for event hospitality including chocolate dipped indulgence platter. Special thanks to Edible staff Christine + Sam who were very helpful with the arrangement. 175 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886 (978)-692-3500
Oscar’s Burrito Grille for event hospitality. Thank you for the delicious donation of Oscar’s Burrito chicken & cheese quesadilla platters! Special thanks to Oscar + Dahlia + Oscar’s amazing chefs & staff
Eve & Murray’s Farm to Table for event hospitality. Donation of Eve & Murray Specialty gourmet sourdough cracker assortment. Special thanks to Tamara + Dawn.
The Bee’s Knees British Imports for event hospitality. Donation of specialty tray of British confections & shortbread. Special thanks to Trish. 566 Mass Ave Acton, MA 01720.
Janice M. Ward at acanthi.com for posters, communications, website content + graphics.
The UPS Store Acton for the Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser copy donations! Special thanks to Steve Edmonds + Chris & the UPS team. 100 Powdermill Rd. Acton, MA 01720
Market Dynamics for planning, publicity and social media.
Many skaters at the FUNdraiser wore yellow to honor Caroll Spinney, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, one of Acton’s most famous citizens.
Christina from Edible Arrangements for the Hospitality Table
AB PIP STEM Co-chairs, Karen + Dawn (center) and Volunteers
This event raised $1,500 for worthy local causes. ALL proceeds from the 2023 Family Skate went to the following:
Local Food Pantries: Acton Food Pantry, Open Table (matched) and Loaves & Fishes
AB PIP STEM Nature Guide donations to local schools, libraries and the community
Dawn’s Pond at The Acton Arboretum to honor AB PIP STEM lead volunteer Dawn Wang (recipient of an AB PIP STEM leadership Service Award along with Sunanda Sahay)
Eco Climate Action initiatives including support for green events and resources
ComeHometoActon.org for building and furnishing a house for a local disabled veteran
Community Wellness: AB Community Fitness Center ‘punch cards’
2023 Skate at Nashoba Valley Olympiad
Skate attendees: Ann Sussman, Andrew Kapel, Tripp the Mascot and Karen Herther, AB PIP STEM Coach + Co-Chair Emerita + Skate Founder
Herther/Kapel Family at the Skate FUNdraiser
In Memory of Dawn, a Longtime AB PIP STEM Volunteer
AB PIP STEM Co-chairs: Karen Pierce, Dawn Peterson + Dawn's Son, Sebastian
Skaters with Mascot