School's out for holiday vacation. So what is your child doing to keep themselves occupied?
There's plenty to do around the area if cabin fever starts to settle in for students home on break.
And you might even save a buck or two.
For the kids who aren't afraid to take a tumble, ice skating may be the best way to pass the time.
This is the Roanoke Civic Center's "School's Out" annual skating session.
Today kids and grown ups from around the viewing area strapped on a pair of blades.
It was better than sitting at home for a couple kids.
"Learning is kinda boring. I'm not really a school person, so this definitely beats it," said 4th grader Kellie Hanson.
"I'm ice skating and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm trying to learn, this is the first time I've been been ice skating," said Jackson Moyer, an area student as he strapped on his skates.
If the ice isn't appealing, Thunder Valley in Salem is offering deals for warmer activities.
Students can play laser tag, arcade games and ride go-carts for a discounted price during Christmas vacation.
Managers say business has picked up since kids have been out of school. Camps are also keeping kids busy during the holiday break.
Area YMCA's and Boys and Girls Clubs have camps whenever school is not in session.