The Week Ahead: 2019 gets started with local events, meetings
With the holidays officially over, residents and officials in The Woodlands are diving head-first into 2019, as the New Year kicks off with a plethora of events, meetings and activities in and around the township.
Development Standards Committee meets with new members
The Woodlands Township Development Standards Committee will host its first meeting of 2019, welcoming one new member — Bala Iyer — who was appointed by the township’s Board of Directors in December to replace former DSC member Brian Boniface.
The DSC is scheduled to meet in their normal place in the township offices, located on Technology Forest Boulevard adjacent to the Black Walnut eatery. The meeting is set for 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9. An agenda for the meeting is expected to be posted online and in the township offices on Monday.
For 2019, the seven members of the DSC are: Walter Liesiewski, Arthur Bredehoft, Bala Iyer, John Anthony Brown, Robert Adams, John Anderson and Robert Heineman. The committee meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the township offices, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands.
Ice skating fun continues
The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center is still open despite the end to the holiday season, allowing residents and visitors a few more weeks of time to glide the rink for all sorts of family fun.
Located inside The Woodlands Town Center, at the intersection of Lakes Robbins Drive and Six Pines Drive, the 21,000 square foot seasonal ice rink opened its doors the week before Thanksgiving and will remains open through the end of January. The 2018-19 skating season is the third year the Ice Rink has been located inside the 21,000 square foot Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion event center along Lake Robbins Drive.
The rink’s final two days of school holiday schedule are set for Sunday, Jan. 6, and Monday, Jan. 7. On those two days, the rink will be open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. The rink will return to normal hours on Jan. 8, with hours of operation as follows: Monday through Thursday: 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday: 3 to 11 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m.
Ice skate rentals are available in two-hour increments, with two different pricing sets: for weekend days (which includes Friday), skate rental is $12.50 for two hours for adults and children who are 5 years old or younger, $6 for two-hours. On Mondays through Thursdays, two-hour skate rentals are $10.50 for adults and $5 for children 5 years old and younger.