It’s the time of year when we’re usually sending letters and emails asking you to support the incredible tradition of Winterfest Hartford for another year. This year, there’s no such thing as “usual.”
So much has changed since we closed the rink, and there is SO much uncertainty about the future. But, we still have to plan for the future, hoping that outdoor activities like Winterfest Hartford will be able to return, with some changes and precautions, of course.
The one thing that hasn’t changed, and won’t, is our desire to bring free ice skating back to Bushnell Park for another year, and we can’t do it without your support. The 11th season of Winterfest Hartford is scheduled to open on November 27, 2020. Will you help to make it happen?
Donations in any amount make a difference, especially this year, as we may not be able to receive as much corporate support as in previous years. We understand that not all of you will be able to support us this year, but even sharing our fundraising link helps! Donate at winterfesthartford.com or share the link with those who can, or both.
Thank you so much.
So, who uses the rink and why do they deserve your donation?
Moms and Dads teaching their kids to skate.
Teenagers who don't have other teen-centric activities to keep them occupied.
Nervous young men about to propose to their girlfriends in the middle of the rink.
Families who can't afford a big Christmas vacation when school is out and instead go skating every day.
Suburban families who combine it with a trip to the Wadsworth or a local restaurant, who walk away thinking that Hartford is pretty cool.
Folks looking for a healthy, active alternative to Christmas cookies.
Residents who want to bring their visiting families to something fun.
Anyone who wants to break up the long Connecticut winter with joy, music, laughter, and community.
People of every age, ethnicity, class, gender, and religion. It is truly the place that everyone hits up at least once every winter.
I use it.
You use it. And if you don't, you should, because it's awesome.
Every dollar counts, so please consider donating and sharing today.