CFLR and City of Rome to Host Second “Winter Bash” in Rome During February School Break

Rome, New York (January 2024) – Center for Family Life and Recovery, together with the City of Rome, will host “Winter Bash” at Kennedy Arena, 500 W. Embargo St. in Rome, NY, on February 22nd from 11am-2:30pm.

This fun youth event will include many free activities for local youth and their families, including crafts and a DJ on site. There will also be free open ice skating from 1-2:30pm. Families can enjoy free hot chocolate and popcorn, concessions will be available for purchase.

 “The City of Rome is excited to partner with the Center for Family Life and Recovery for their second annual Winter Bash. Last year’s event was a lot of fun and we hope this becomes a mainstay for families during midwinter break,” says Sarah Lokker, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, City of Rome – Department of Community & Economic Development. “Mental health is something that should be more widely discussed and exposing families to the fantastic resources CFLR and their partners can provide makes for an easier conversation. The Winter Bash allows for families to ice skate, partake in crafts and other activities, making for a fun day at Kennedy Arena!”

“This event is something fun for area kids and their families to do during the February mid-winter break,” said Cassandra Sheets, CEO of CFLR. “Youth in Oneida County need more opportunities to get out in the community, have fun, and build positive memories, and we think this event will do just that!”

“Winter Bash” is a result of a grant received by the Oneida Country Suicide Prevention Program and utilized by the Center for Family Life and Recovery to provide outreach to youth and their families. For more information on the grant, visit

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert in advocacy, prevention, counseling, and employee assistance programs. Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction and recovery, mental health, and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness, and transform lives. To learn more, visit

Posted by Cassandra Sheets