CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - By seizing an opportunity, the Jackson County Health Department is encouraging kids to be active.
Partners of the health department's Plan4Health program are sponsoring a special youth event for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carbondale.
The group is taking advantage of the recent, though temporary, addition of the ice skating rink in the city's parking lot on South Jackson Street near the Town Square.
On Friday, Jan. 22, children will have the opportunity to use the ice rink from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff representing many sponsors will be on hand to provide a safe environment for some active, outdoor fun and allow kids to try out synthetic "ice" skating.