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Youth Soccer Clinics

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Clinics designed to help children learn the basics of soccer are planned for this spring at both Cantiague Park and Cedar Creek Park. In addition to learning the rules of the game, children will also learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship. All clinics will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on their respective days.


Here Comes Hockey Season

Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00

Kids of all ages are welcome to come play hockey at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, and this winter is no exception. Both shape-up sessions for those who want to get in shape for hockey season and tryout dates have been announced. The schedule, broken down by age group, is as follows:


Fitness In The Water

Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00

It may be hard to think about swimming while enduring the February chill, but it’s time to register for both swim and exercise classes at the Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park for the spring. Swim lessons will be offered for all ages and ability levels, though children 4 and under must be accompanied in the water with an adult. Aquatic fitness offerings include Aquajog, Aquaerobics, teen/adult fit swim (ages 13 and over) and Aqua Zumba. Non-aquatic exercise classes include Senior Power, Pilates, Spin-lates (a combination of spinning and pilates), Yoga, and Big Dave’s Boot Camp. In addition, personal training is available: contact David Graziosi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on meeting with a trainer.

Fees vary by class. Payment is due by 5 p.m., Feb. 17. Last chance registration begins at 8 a.m., Feb. 22 for any remaining spots, and the first day of classes is Monday, Feb. 25. For a detailed listing of class offerings and more registration information, call the center at 572-0501 or visit the Nassau County Parks website at


Ferraros Bring Elite Hockey To Eisenhower Park

Written by Cory Twibell, Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

World-class sports facility

comes to Nassau County

Call it a coincidence, but the timing for Chris and Peter Ferraro’s announcement of the creation of a new hockey and recreation facility couldn’t be any better.

Two days before the National Hockey League was set to drop the puck for a shortened, 48-game season beginning on Jan. 19, the Ferraro twins – former NHL players and Olympians themselves – broke ground on their $15 million, privately financed Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park.

“It is our passion to support Long Island families so that they will no longer have to be torn apart or have their family life disrupted just because a child excels in hockey and wants to try to make it to the NHL,” said Chris Ferraro. “This facility will enable us to create a hockey hot bed right here on Long Island.”


Come On In, The Ice Is Fine

Written by Sarah Hughes, Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

Local skaters celebrate

National Skating Month

While each family celebrates the new year in their own way, skating enthusiasts and members of United States Figure Skating (USFS) have their own tradition: kicking off the year with a National Skating Month event at their local rink.

Throughout January, skating clubs across the country celebrate the sport by hosting a myriad of skating-themed activities to create a fun-filled afternoon, or in this case, morning. On Sunday, January 13th, Great Neck Figure Skating Club (GNFSC) kept over 120 skaters and their families entertained during two hours of festivities.


Freelance Sports Writer Wanted At Herald

Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

Have a passion for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, golf, figure skating, gymnastics, swimming, running, roller derby, skiing or any other sport under the sun? The Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald is looking for a freelance sports writer to cover the great variety of sports that are played in this community by athletes of all ages and ability levels. Interested writers can send a resume and a few examples of their sports writing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Students are welcome to apply.


Plainview Resident to Train With Phelps

Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00

A West Hills Day camper, 9-year-old Lauren Brandenstein, was selected by the camp’s senior leadership to attend a swim clinic featuring instruction by Michael Phelps, the winner of a record-setting eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Mr. Phelps has accumulated a total of 14 Olympic gold medals in his career.


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