If gliding gracefully across the ice is your idea of a great winter activity, get your ice skating blades sharpened so you'll be ready for the Town of Oyster Bay 2002-03 ice skating season said Town Supervisor John Venditto.
"The skating season at the town's three ice rinks, located in the Bethpage, Marjorie R. Post (Massapequa) and Syosset-Woodbury Community Parks, began on Friday, Nov. 29, and continues through March 2, 2003, weather permitting," Venditto stated. "Town residents will be able to enjoy this popular winter sport at no increase over 2000 rates."
General admission for two-hour public skating sessions at all rinks will be $3 for ages five through 17, $4 for ages 18 and older, and $1 for senior citizens 60 and older, volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police with identification. Children under four will be admitted free. Special discount books consisting of 10 tickets will also be available. A book of 10 tickets for adults ages 18 and older will cost only $20, and for children ages 17 and under, a discount book will be priced at $15. In addition, ice rinks may be rented by groups for $150 for the first hour, $75 for each additional half hour and $37.50 for each additional quarter hour or portion thereof. Charters will be available when public sessions are not scheduled. Requests for group charters must be made in writing to the Parks Department.
The skating shop will be open during all public sessions for the purpose of renting skates. Skates will be available for rental at $3 per pair per session.
Mr. Venditto said that as in past years, skating lessons will be available. For further information about lessons or the general skating program, call 921-8105.