Santa to Greet Children and Pose for Photographs
Oyster 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).