All Skate!

This year’s CEO class is finalizing plans for its unique class business this Friday night and Saturday in downtown Vandalia.
“Old Capitol Skate” will offer skating on synthetic ice in the 100 block of South Fourth Street, in front of Charters Patio, on Friday evening and Saturday.
The class is offering open skating from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The rink will be used by Greenville University visitors from 9-11 p.m. on Friday.
A hockey game featuring local prominent people is set for 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, and the CEO class has invited CEO classes in other counties to skate after the game.
The cost is $10 per person, with each ticket purchased after two being $5.
The cost includes skate rental as well as five free tickets for raffle baskets the class will be offering. Those buying tickets will also receive 10 percent off (not including alcohol) at Blind Society, Copper Penny, Gallatin Street Grille and Taco Fiesta.
Once you have a ticket, you will receive a sticker that will allow you to come and go for skating as you please that day. Tickets are needed for both days.
Charters Patio will be available as a warming station, and the class has arranged to have a former CEO student in Bond County, Wyatt Criner, have his food truck, “Wy’s Place,” on site.
The class will also have a DJ playing music, and requests can be played for $1. The musical entertainment will also include a performance by the Vandalia Community High School band at 11 a.m. on Saturday, weather permitting.
The synthetic ice skating rink is being provided by D.I.Y. Rentals of Terra Haute.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, with social distancing a factor, up to 75 people can be on the rink at one time.
The students in this year’s CEO class are Josie Strauch and Kalea Yagow of St. Elmo High School; Abrielle Bunker of Vandalia Community High School; Makayla Cook, Camille Hunt and Matthew Lay of Ramsey High School; and Cassi Payne of Brownstown High School.
Payne is providing treats for the GU visitors on Friday night with her class business, Payne-Fully Sweet Creations.
Retired Vandalia teacher Debbie Hobbie is the class facilitator.