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Cantiague Park Winter Skating Lessons

Registration for winter 2009-2010 ice skating classes at Cantiague Park’s indoor ice skating rink is under way through the start of classes the first two weeks of December, announced Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi.

Classes, in several age and skill levels, from “Tots” to “Alpha” and “Freestyle,” will run through the first or second weeks of February 2010, depending on the class. The classes are formed with a minimum of four students and a maximum of 10 per class. The program consists of eight half-hour lessons for each age and skill level, with the various classes offered on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; Fridays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tuition is $120 for children and adults and skate rental is available for $5 per rental. Registration at the Cantiague rink will take place seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will continue until classes are filled. Classes are open to Nassau County residents only and Leisure Passes are required (those under 13 years of age may use their parent’s Leisure Pass number). Checks can be made payable to “Treasurer of Nassau County.”

Cantiague’s indoor ice skating rink is used by recreational skaters and hockey teams. The rink has also played host to Olympic gold medalists such as Nancy Kerrigan in 2004 and served as the practice facility for the New York Islanders from 1979 to 1992.

Ice skating sessions take place daily and birthday parties may also be arranged during public sessions.

For more information, call 571-7056. Additional information is also at www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks or by calling 572-0200.