Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00
Open registration for Spring 2010 ice skating classes at the beautiful indoor ice skating rink at Cantiague Park begins the week of Feb. 8 and runs through the start of classes the first week of March. Open registration is for patrons who did not participate in the Winter 2009-10 classes.
Classes - in several age and skill levels, from “Tots” to “Alpha” and “Freestyle” - run through the first or second week of May 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 and Fridays between 4 and 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $120 for children and adults and skate rentals are 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 only to Nassau County residents, and Leisure Passes are required (those under 13 years of age may use a parent’s Leisure Pass number). Checks can be made payable to “Treasurer of Nassau County.”
Cantiague’s indoor ice skating rink is a magnificent facility that is used by recreational skaters and hockey teams. The rink has also played host to Olympic gold medalists such as Nancy Kerrigan, who performed there in 2004, and was the New York Islanders (National Hockey League) practice facility from 1979 to 1992. Ice skating sessions take place daily, and birthday parties may also be arranged during public sessions. For more information, call 516-571-7056.
Centrally located in Hicksville, just off the Northern State Parkway and east of the Wantagh State Parkway on West John Street, Cantiague Park provides a range of activities spread over 127 acres, including an executive-level nine-hole, par-30 golf course and driving range; tennis, handball and basketball courts; a new multipurpose turf field and additional athletic fields; a large playground; picnic areas; and an outdoor swimming pool complex. For more information about Nassau County Parks, call 516-572-0200 or visit the Parks Website www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.