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Free Holiday on Ice Performance for December 16th

Santa to Greet Children and Pose for Photographs

 

Holiday on Ice ShowOyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced a free Holiday on Ice Show will take place on Saturday, December 16th, starting at 4:30 p.m., at the Town’s Ice Skating Center – located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Avenue. Admission to the show is free. Skating students, including those from the Town’s Ice Skating Program, will perform an enchanting, holiday season themed skating exhibition.

 

“This special holiday season performance is free and open to the public for their enjoyment,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Holiday on Ice provides local skaters a special chance to showcase their hard work and talents. We’ve got a great lineup of entertainment this year that I am sure will dazzle all those in attendance!”

 

In keeping with this time of the year being “the season of giving,” and continuing the Town’s long-standing commitment to helping those less fortunate, those who plan to attend the show are asked to bring two non-perishable food items, which will be collected by Island Harvest – an organization committed to ending hunger on Long Island. The Town has partnered with Island Harvest for many programs throughout the years and most recently held two very successful relief supply donation drives after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma earlier this year. Attendees are also welcome to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the United States Marines Corp. Toys for Tots Collective Drive.

 

In addition to the Holiday on Ice performance, other activities for attendees include an exhibition hockey game between the Elves and the Reindeer, which are two teams comprised of players from the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey program. Residents will also have an opportunity to participate in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” Program by filling out holiday greeting cards for brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces serving here in the homeland and abroad. Santa Claus is slated to make his annual visit to the Ice Skating Center, and will also be available to visit with children and take pictures.

 

Due to the Holiday on Ice performance, the public skating sessions at the Center, which are normally held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., will be cancelled that evening. However, the Town’s two outdoor rinks, located at Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa and at Syosset-Woodbury Park will be open. For more information, please visit www.oysterbaytown.com or call (516) 433-RINK (7465).

 

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Town Supervisor Saladino Announces Upcoming ‘Try Hockey for Free’ Program

Special Event to Take Place Saturday, February 25th at the Town’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage

 

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, will once again host a special “Try Hockey for Free Program” on Saturday morning, February 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at its state-of-the-art Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Avenue, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

 

Residents can register their child by going to the New York Rangers’ website location for the program at nyrangers.com/tryhockeyforfree.

 

“Youngsters, under the watchful eye of New York Rangers Hockey Development Team and Town of Oyster Bay instructors, will be provided with equipment to participate in a free clinic, introducing them to the exciting sport of ice hockey,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The session will also give parents the opportunity to assess if the sport of ice hockey is a good fit for their youngster, without making an initial financial commitment.” As part of the program, participants will have an opportunity to meet New York Rangers’ alumni.

 

The “Try Hockey for Free” program is part of a nationwide effort by USA Hockey to provide youngsters of all economic backgrounds, an opportunity to play hockey. Supervisor Saladino said the New York Rangers have forged a special relationship with the Town of Oyster Bay, making them a premier partner for its special outreach projects and programs.

 

“This bond was created over the years, the Town’s top flight facilities and its outstanding youth ice hockey program, is well known for making the sport accessible to participants of all economic backgrounds,” Supervisor Saladino said. “As a direct result of this relationship, special programs like “Try Hockey For Free” are offered here in the Town. The end result is a rare opportunity for participating youngsters to experience the game while sharing the ice with New York Rangers Alumni and members of the New York Rangers Development Team.”

 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get the chance to play the greatest game on Earth,” said Rangers legend Adam Graves. “These are kids that might not otherwise be able to experience the game of hockey. They are sure to love it and hopefully this ignites a lifelong passion for the sport.”

 

The Town of Oyster Bay offers many outstanding programs and events at its Ice Skating Center. “But this event is certainly high on the list in terms of overall excitement,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The New York Rangers have such a huge fan base and an incredible history. It’s quite an honor that their organization has connected with the Town to bring these types of events to our Town residents.” In addition, time will be set aside for photo opportunities and autographs. “I know that hockey enthusiasts will truly enjoy this special morning Supervisor Saladino said. “It’s an event that is sure to create lasting memories for the entire family.”

 

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Councilwoman Johnson Invites Residents to ‘Learn to Skate’

Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to “Learn to Skate” this winter by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson.

 

“The ice skating center offers skating classes for residents throughout the year. These ‘Learn to Skate’ lessons are perfect for anyone looking to skate recreationally or interested in sharpening their abilities,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Registration for Series 2 (November 3 through December 17) is currently available. 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 six weeks and all classes are 30 minutes in length. For residents, the fee is $135 for the session. For non-residents the fee is $175. 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. The rink will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 24 and there will be no classes on November 24-26.

 

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.

 

“The Rinx Skating School staff is made up of qualified professionals, governed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association. This team of professionals focus on educating and learning the fundamentals of ice skating but most importantly, having fun,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “The Town is happy to offer outstanding 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.

 

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Legislators Walker, Schaefer to Host Free Child Car Seat Safety Inspections

Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Laura Schaefer are urging all parents and caregivers to have their children’s car seats inspected on Monday, June 6th at Bethpage Community Park, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. A Nassau County Traffic Safety Coordinator will inspect car seats and provide free hands-on advice from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

 

Legislator Walker stated, “We must do all we can to protect our children when on the road. The proper installation of a child’s car seat is critical to ensuring safety in a vehicle. Take this opportunity to let a professional make sure your child seat is safely installed in your vehicle.”

 

Legislator Schaefer said, “Nothing is more important to a parent than their children’s safety. Car seats are vital safety tools, but they must be properly installed to offer the maximum protection to children in an accident. This program gives parents the opportunity to have their child’s car seat inspected and learn tips from trained safety inspectors about steps they can take to protect their children.”

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

 

To make an appointment, please contact:

Legislator Walker’s office – (516-571-6217) email: rosewalker@nassaucountyny.gov

or

Legislator Schaefer’s office – (516-571-6214) email: lschaefer@nassaucountyny.gov

 

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Councilman Pinto: Still Time to Register for Summer Hockey School

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto announced that there is still time to register for the Town’s Summer Hockey School Program. The program, developed by The Rinx Hockey School, is run at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park. According to the Councilman, hockey enthusiasts can sign up for any number of weekly sessions, from one week to all eight weeks of the program.

 

“This summer, hockey players in the Town of Oyster Bay have the unique opportunity to develop and learn new hockey skills in week-long sessions designed specifically for their talent level,” Councilman Pinto said. “Parents may register their children now for the Rinx Summer Hockey School, which is not only a great way for kids to spend the summer, but is also an excellent opportunity for them to fine tune their hockey skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy recreational swim sessions during the program.”

 

Councilman Pinto noted that the program, which runs through August 21st, includes a full day of on-ice and off-ice training run by trained hockey professionals. Throughout the week, participants will receive the benefit of 15 to 20 hours of on-ice training and 6 to 8 hours of off-ice training. The program will be broken down into two levels, intermediate and advanced. The intermediate skills program is for ages 5 through 12 and will include 15 hours of on-ice training per week and over 8 hours of training per week off the rink. The advanced session is geared for travel players ages 6 through 14 and includes 20 hours of on-ice training and 6 hours of training per week off the ice. Both skill programs focus on shooting, passing, agility drills and field sports. Lunch every day is included.

 

“The Summer Hockey School sessions will be challenging, but will result in newly developed skills for our young hockey players,” Councilman Pinto said. “Each class will be filled with useful tips and techniques to fully develop each student’s hockey playing abilities.”

 

“The Rinx Summer Hockey School is not only a great way to spend the summer, but an excellent opportunity to fine tune their hockey skills,” Councilman Pinto said. “Town of Oyster Bay residents receive a 10% discount on any of the training weeks.” Early arrival and late pick up will also be available.

 

Anyone interested in registering for the program or looking to find out more information on the Rinx Hockey School should go to www.therinx.com or call (516) 797-4126 and ask for Ed Chandla.

 

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Annual Town of Oyster Bay ‘Holiday on Ice’ Show to be Held December 20

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto is pleased to announce that the Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual Holiday on Ice Show will be held this year on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center. Students from the Town’s Ice Skating Program will be presenting a dazzling skating exhibition to celebrate the holiday season. Admission is free.

 

“This is always one of the most special events of the year,” Supervisor Venditto said. “The students in the Town’s ice skating program are amazingly talented and are sure to entertain the audience. The Holiday on Ice Show will also feature young skaters with Olympic aspirations and current and former national competitors including Long Island skaters, Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab, 2015 Eastern Novice Pairs Champions.”

 

In addition to figure skating, there will be other holiday themed activities including an exhibition hockey game between the Elves and the Reindeer, which are two teams with players from the Town of Oyster Bay Tot Hockey program. And the star of the season, Santa Claus, will make his annual visit to the Ice Skating Center. Santa will skate a lap or two around the rink and then will be available to visit with children and take pictures afterwards. “The Holiday on Ice Show has become a big attraction at the Town’s Ice Skating Center,” Supervisor Venditto said. “I encourage all residents to join us for a magical and fun-filled evening.”

 

Supervisor Venditto said the Ice Skating Center, which for the past five years was named as ‘A Best of Long Island’ award winner, features a pro shop for shoppers seeking a gift for hockey fans on their lists. There is also a fireplace for visitors to spend a relaxing moment and perhaps enjoying refreshments from the snack bar. “Imagine the enjoyment a family will have watching a holiday show, and then enjoying hot chocolate while sitting by a fireplace,” said Supervisor Venditto. “This is a great family, holiday, event and admission is free.”

 

In keeping with this time of the year being “the season of giving,” those attending the show are asked to bring two non-perishable food items to the show, which will be collected by Island Harvest, an organization committed to ending hunger on Long Island. In addition, the Town will also again take part in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” Program. Holiday greeting cards will be available in the lobby for guests to fill out, which will be sent to our troops. “It’s our way of thanking our men and women in the armed forces and letting them know their extraordinary service is not forgotten during the holiday season,” Supervisor Venditto said. “Our freedom to enjoy the holiday season is the direct result of their dedicated service.”

 

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is located in Bethpage Community Park, at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Due to the “Holiday on Ice” show, the public skating session at the Center, which is normally held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., will not be held that evening. However, the Town’s two outdoor rinks, located at Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa and at Syosset-Woodbury Park will be open. More information about the event is available by calling 433-RINK (7465) or at the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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