United Community Bank Ice on Main, downtown Greenville’s only outdoor skating rink’s seventh season has ended on January 15, 2018. This year’s total number of skaters exceeded 13,008 over the nine-week season, bringing the seven-year total to more than 103,293 skaters.
“As we conclude our seventh season, it’s essential to express our gratitude to the sponsors and community partners who help make this special event a reality. A big thank you to those who dedicate their own time, resources and energy to be a part of this special tradition,” said Mayor Knox White “United Community Bank Ice on Main would not be the rink it is today without all the support we get from not only sponsors and partners but the community. Thank you!”
United Community Bank returned as title sponsor for the fifth year and continued to sponsor the sales of gloves and socks at the rink throughout the season. This year, the proceeds from these sales totaled $2,185 and United Community Bank Greenville County President Michelle Seaver will present this amount to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas.
“It is hard to believe we are already celebrating another successful season of Greenville’s only outdoor rink,” said Michelle Seaver, President of United Community Bank—Greenville County. “We love being a part of such a magical event that not only provides a family-friendly activity for all ages, but has become an integral part of downtown Greenville during the holidays, and helps stimulate additional traffic for downtown shops and restaurants. United Community Bank has been honored to be a part of this special tradition for the past five years.”
The winner of the fourth annual Skate Your Way to Broadway sweepstakes was also selected after the closing of the season. The grand prize winner, Jeff French of Greenville, won roundtrip airfare from GSP International Airport to New York City, tickets to skate at Rockefeller Center, tickets to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and at opening night at the Peace Center, and a $500 gift card from United Community Bank. This contest was sponsored by GSP International Airport, the Peace Center and United Community Bank.
United Community Bank Ice on Main would not be possible without its corporate sponsors, including many that have partnered with the rink for several years. These include:
United Community Bank
Duke Energy Foundation
ReWa’s Dig Greenville project
Greenville Health System
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Piedmont Natural Gas
The Greenville Drive
United Community Bank Ice on Main is also tremendously grateful for the support of community partners, including:
City of Greenville
Community Foundation of Greenville
Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown
Fairway Outdoor Advertising
The Greenville News
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits
iHeart Media and MY102.5
Windsor Aughtry Company
About United Community Bank Ice on Main
Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, S.C., United Community Bank Ice on Main is an open-air ice skating rink. Since 2011, more than 103,293 skaters and countless spectators have enjoyed Greenville’s favorite holiday tradition. United Community Bank Ice on Main is located on the Village Green at Main@Broad during each season. For more information, please visit www.iceonmain.com.
About United Community Bank
United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI) is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia, with $11.9 billion in assets. The company’s banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the Southeast’s largest full-service banks, operating 156 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products including a mortgage, advisory and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. For the last four years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. Additional information about the company and the bank’s full range of products and services can be found at www.ucbi.com.