30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Benedict College’s first female president, will be the keynote speaker at the City of Columbia’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018, the City of Columbia announced.
Artis is the college’s 14th president and is the first female president in the institution’s 147-year history.
The annual celebration will begin at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street.
A Wreath Laying Ceremony commemorating the historic marker honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at 3 p.m. at the corner of Harden and Greene streets on Monday, January 15. Members of the Alpha Psi Lambda and Omicron Iota Lambda chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will lead the ceremony.
Main Street ICE Open for Sixth Season
The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, Main Street ICE, is open for its sixth season at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets).
Main Street ICE Fees
Monday through Wednesday (Discount Days)
Thursday through Sunday (Regular Price)
Active Duty Military with ID and Seniors age 55 and up
Groups reservations will be accepted for parties of 20 people or more. Gift certificates will be available for purchase.
The ice rink will be open seven days a week at the following hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m.
Main Street ICE will have special operating hours December 18-January 1, 2018, from 12 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours will remain the same.
The rink will be closed on Christmas Day and will be open until 12 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. Main Street ICE will be open on New Year’s Day from 12 to 9 p.m.
For more information or to reserve your group reservation, contact the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for hosting a variety of special events throughout the year including concerts, movies, parades and carnivals. Whether it's the summer or winter, our special events calendar is sure to have something of interest to you.
Parks & Recreation Department | 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
P: 803-545-3100| F: 803-343-8744