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How to use this toolkit

Think of this site as a tool chest full of ideas and examples, not a rigid step by step guide.


Your chapter is meant to be lead by YOU with the goal of meeting YOUR campus’ individual and unique needs. You won’t find a “one size fits all” manual here, but rather a hub of best practices and tools to make your own.


Split into 3 easy sections, this toolkit will provide your resources on how to start your Deeds Not Words campus chapter, get it running, and a variety of templates that will save you time and help your amplify your efforts.


Since this is a living toolkit -- you will have an opportunity to play a key role in the shaping of our campus chapters. Have an idea or a best practice you want your neighboring schools to know about? Let us know!

Chapter Sections

Where is Founders Holiday Ice Rink?

Rock Hill’s open-air ice skating rink is in the heart of Old Town across from Fountain Park. Fountain Park is surrounded by Saluda and East Main Streets.

What are the dates of the Ice Skating Rink?

Friday, November 20 - Monday, January 18.

What are the hours?

Hours are listed above. Open times vary during school holidays and on official holidays.

How much does it cost to skate?

The cost for admission is $10 per person. This price includes the skate rental. Tickets available online at*****

What if my child (or myself!) can't skate after paying, can we get a refund?

We're sorry, but we cannot offer refunds.

What size skates are available?

Skates are available from child size 9 up to adult size 12. Skate sizes will not always match shoe sizes. Our employees will help you figure out what size you need. Socks (not footies) are required to skate.

Can I bring my own skates?

Yes, but the admission price is the same.

What if I just want to watch - and not skate?

There's definitely no charge to watch! We encourage watching! There's room to stand all along the ice skating rink to watch. Please dont forget to social distance!

How should I dress?

Here in Rock Hill, you know we can have some 70+ degree days in November/December. But even if it's cold, we recommend wearing gloves - because the ice is COLD if you should fall. Please remember to wear socks.

Is there a place to store my personal belongings?

Founders Holiday Ice Rink does not have any storage for personal belongs so please plan for your own needs.

Are there restrooms available?

Yes, however you MUST REMOVE YOUR SKATES before going to the restroom.

Will the rink close due to rain, snow, warm temperatures or other inclement weather?

Safety is our top priority. The rink is covered by a large tent, which means the rink is open regardless of rain and snow. However, if conditions become unsafe due to rain or snow, or even unseasonably warm temperatures, we may need to close the ice skating rink. Any such closure will be announced on our Facebook page.

Where should I park when visiting Founders Holiday Ice Rink?

There are hundreds of parking spaces available within one to two blocks of the ice skating rink in the Black Street parking lot and deck and along Main and Hampton Streets.

What is the ice skating rink's capacity?

Approximately 50 skaters can be on the ice.

How to purchase tickets?

Tickets are available online at --->

Are masks required within the Ice Rink?

Yes, all guests must wear a mask while on and off the ice.

Is the general audience required to wear a mask?

Yes, masks are required to be worn while inside the Ice Rink area.

Does CDC recommend all event attendees wear cloth face coverings?

Yes. CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

What actions can staff and attendees take to prevent the spread of COVID – 19?

Wash your hands, stay home when you are sick, use a cloth face covering, remain 6ft from other people.

What cleaning measures is the Ice Rink taking to prevent the spread of germs

Staff routinely cleans the ice rink common touchpoints such as railings, skates, concessions, seating area.

Has the Ice Rink changed since COVID – 19?

Yes, the Ice Rink now offers 1 hr, pre-sold tickets for $10, including skates. When booking your skate time online, please remember to select your shoe size so skates will be ready when you arrive.

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