Councilwoman Alesia Invites Residents to ‘Learn to Skate’

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Registration for Learn to Skate Series 4 Begins on February 13

Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to “Learn to Skate” this March by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia.

“Throughout the year, the ice skating center offers classes for residents who enjoy skating. Whether you are interested in sharpening your skating abilities or just skating recreationally, these ‘Learn to Skate’ lessons may be just what you are looking for,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “Registration for Series 4 (March 6 through April 29) begins on Monday, February 13. Those interested can register at the rink, online (www.TheRinx.com) or by phone at (516) 797-4126.”

The “Learn to Skate” program offers group skating lessons to beginners through advanced levels.  Skaters are paired based on age and skill, ranging from pre-school and basic skills through advanced levels. The program is for eight weeks with the exception of Sundays.  Classes are for six weeks and all classes are 30 minutes in length. For residents, the fee is $149 for the session. For non-residents the fee is $189. The “Learn to Skate” schedule is: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturdays from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and Sundays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no classes on April 16 in observance of Easter Sunday.

Registration costs include admission into the session for which you are registered on the day of the lesson. Membership in the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills Program; USFS record book for new members, and stickers and USFS Badges upon mastering of each level. There will be no refunds or makeups and skate rental is not included in price. Helmets, gloves or mittens and warm layers are recommended for all skaters.

“Students enrolled in the Rinx’s Skating School are guided by qualified professionals governed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association. This group of professional instructors focuses on educating and learning the fundamentals of ice skating while placing a major emphasis on having fun,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “The Town is happy to provide excellent skating programs that are enjoyable for skaters of all ages.”

For more information, visit www.oysterbaytown.com, www.TheRinx.com, or call the Rinx Office at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at (516) 797-4126.