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Councilman Imbroto Announces Spring Schedule At Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center

Town Councilman Louis B. Imbroto invites residents looking to cool off as the weather gets warmer to come down to the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center.

 

“Anyone looking for a fun activity this spring can come down to the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park,” Councilman Imbroto said. “The spring schedule, which runs through June 25, provides for time to enjoy a public session, various hockey clinic opportunities, as well as figure skating lessons.”

 

Councilman Imbroto noted that times for all sessions, as well as clinic and lesson opportunities, are listed on the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating center will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for Memorial Day. Please be aware that the schedule is subject to change. Visit www.oysterbaytown.com for more information.

 

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Councilman Coschignano Announces Registration Underway for Summer Hockey School

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is currently offering registration for the Town’s Summer Hockey School program, developed by The Rinx Hockey School at the Town’s Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, according to Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano. Hockey enthusiasts can sign up for any number of weekly sessions from one week to all eight weeks of the program.

 

“For 22 years, The Rinx has provided quality Hockey Camps and Clinics,” Councilman Coschignano said. “We are pleased to offer the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay that same quality Hockey experience with all the FUN that comes from playing this great sport.”

 

Councilman Coschignano commented on the schedule for the hockey school. “The program will begin on June 27 through August 19, will include a full day of on-ice and off-ice training run by trained hockey professionals. Throughout the week, participants will receive 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 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. for ages 5 through 12. The intermediate program 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 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is geared for travel players ages 6 through 14. The advanced session 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. There will be a recreational swim session and lunch is included every day.

 

“The Summer Hockey School sessions will be challenging, but will result in newly developed skills for our young hockey players,” Councilman Coschignano 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 not only offers a fun way to spend the summer, but the perfect opportunity to fine tune hockey skills,” Councilman Coschignano 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 fees, 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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Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center Voted Long Island’s Best Rink for 6th Consecutive Year

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center was voted “Long Island’s Best Rink” for the 6th consecutive year by the Long Island Press, Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia announced. “I am truly proud of our state of the art ice skating center and I know many people appreciate everything the rink provides,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “It is always nice to know that those people that utilize our beautiful facility feel the same way about it that we do. Whether you are a serious athlete or recreational skater, it’s hard to beat a visit to our indoor rink, with its inviting food court, pro shop and cozy fireplace.”

 

The Town of Oyster Bay has one of the most vibrant and successful youth ice hockey programs in the country. Since its inception in 1971, more than 25,000 kids have passed through the program. The crown jewel for the Town of Oyster Bay youth hockey program has been the design and construction of this indoor ice skating center, which opened its doors in Bethpage back in 2008. This facility, which joins established outdoor Town rinks in Woodbury and Massapequa, is generally considered to be among the finest in the nation. In addition to hockey, the rink supports figure skating programs, public skating and facilities to host skating parties. There are also public community rooms for conferences and meetings.

 

The Town of Oyster Bay has partnered with the National Hockey League to utilize this facility to conduct mutually beneficial public events and combine efforts to promote this great sport. Over the last several years, the rink has also been the venue for top flight high school and collegiate contests. The collegiate players have frequently been special guest instructors for youth hockey clinics held prior to the college games. The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is also an official New York Rangers Partner Ice Rink. It is the only rink on Long Island to have this status and allows to the Town to have special appearances from Ranger’s alumni and run programs collaboratively such as “Try Hockey for Free” that enables youngsters to receive a morning of free instruction and skating with outstanding coaches to see if the sport is a good fit for them.

 

“The rink is also a home to the Long Island Roughriders Sled Hockey team, which allows the physically challenged to enjoy the triumphs and exhilaration of ice hockey,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “In addition, Long Island Blues Hockey for Developmentally Disabled Children calls our rink home. The Town routinely supports these organizations which serve as a motivational tool for anyone who is striving to overcome life’s challenges.”

 

The Town’s relationship with the National Hockey League has been a special one, with the municipality working to advance the NHL’s diversity program known as “Hockey is For Everyone.” The Town’s program puts hockey within reach of everyone…even those economically less fortunate. In addition, the program has been supported by the National Hockey League Players Association, which has donated new hockey equipment to add to the enjoyment of all participants.

 

Recently, the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center was home for a day to the Stanley Cup. While gazing at sports’ most iconic trophy, young participants in the Town’s Ice Hockey program could tangibly see what could be attained through dedication, perseverance and hard work.

 

Councilwoman Alesia said the Oyster Bay Town Board has a clear understanding of the positive impact that sports and recreation has upon our residents. “The rink represents a remarkable investment in the future of young people, figure skating and the sport of hockey,” she said. “Ultimately residents of all ages have come to appreciate our widely acclaimed rink and we are excited that the facility has been voted the best on Long Island for the last 6 years.”

 

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Councilman Macagnone Invites Residents to “Cool Off” at the Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone reminds residents that the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park, makes an ideal destination for the summer season.

 

“Families looking for a great way to have fun and escape the heat this summer can come down to the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center,” Councilman Macagnone said. “In addition to public sessions, skating enthusiasts can participate in some of our great hockey or figure skating programs, including some fun camps and training opportunities.”

 

The Councilman noted that regular public skating sessions are held through September 6 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Visit the Town of Oyster Bay website, www.oysterbaytown.com, for additional information on skating sessions (as they are subject to change), upcoming hockey and figure skating activities, and general hours of operation. The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center will be closed for Labor Day Monday, September 7th. Call (516) 433-7465 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com for details.

 

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Town Of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center Voted Long Island’s Best Rink For The 5th Consecutive Year

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center was voted “Long Island’s Best Rink” for the 5th consecutive year by the Long Island Press, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto announced. “I am truly proud of our state of art ice skating center and I know many people appreciate everything the rink provides,” Supervisor Venditto said. “It is always nice to know that those people that utilize our beautiful facility feel the same way about it that we do. Whether you are a serious athlete or recreational skater, it’s hard to beat a visit to our indoor rink, with its inviting food court, pro shop and cozy fireplace.”

 

The Town of Oyster Bay has one of the most vibrant and successful youth ice hockey programs in the Country. Since its inception in 1971, more than 25,000 kids have passed through the program. The crown jewel for the Town of Oyster Bay youth hockey program has been the design and construction of this indoor ice skating center, which opened its doors in Bethpage, New York, back in 2008. This facility, which joins established outdoor Town rinks in Woodbury and Massapequa, is generally considered to be among the finest in the nation. In addition to hockey, the rink supports figure skating programs, public skating and facilities to host skating parties. There are also public community rooms for conferences and meetings.

 

The Town of Oyster Bay has partnered with the National Hockey League to utilize this facility to conduct mutually beneficial public events and combine efforts to promote this great sport. Over the last several years, the rink has also been the venue for top flight high school and collegiate contests. The collegiate players have frequently been special guest instructors for youth hockey clinics held prior to the college games. The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is also an official New York Rangers Partner Ice Rink. It is the only rink on Long Island to have this status and allows to the Town to have special appearances from Ranger’s alumni and run programs collaboratively such as “Try Hockey for Free” that enables youngsters to receive a morning of free instruction and skating with outstanding coaches to see if the sport is a good fit for them.

 

Recently, National Hockey League pioneer Willie O’Ree, who broke the NHL color barrier while skating with the Boston Bruins in 1958, visited with youngsters from the Town’s hockey program. These occasions provide the fuel and inspiration for young people to soar in their own right. The rink is also a home to the Long Island Roughriders Sled Hockey team, which allows the physically challenged to enjoy the triumphs and exhilaration of ice hockey. The rink is also home to the Long Island Blues Hockey for Developmentally Disabled Children. The Town routinely supports these organizations which serve as a motivational tool for anyone who is striving to overcome life’s challenges.

 

The Town’s relationship with the National Hockey League has been a special one, with the municipality working to advance the NHL’s diversity program known as “Hockey is For Everyone.” The Town’s program puts hockey within reach of everyone…even those economically less fortunate. In addition, the program has been supported by the National Hockey League Players Association, which has donated new hockey equipment to add to the enjoyment of all participants.

 

Recently, the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center was home for a day to the Stanley Cup. While gazing at sports’ most iconic trophy, young participants in the Town’s Ice Hockey program could tangibly see what could be attained through dedication, perseverance and hard work.

 

Supervisor Venditto said the Oyster Bay Town Board has a clear understanding of the positive impact that sports and recreation has upon our residents. “The rink represents a remarkable investment in the future of young people, figure skating and the sport of hockey,” he said. “Ultimately residents of all ages have come to appreciate our widely acclaimed rink and we are excited that the facility has been voted the best on Long Island for the last 5 years.”

 

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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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Town of Oyster Bay Summer House League Ice Hockey Program Registration Scheduled for May 17th & 20th

Summer doesn’t mean the end of the hockey season for Town of Oyster Bay youngsters, according to Town Councilman Joe Muscarella, who announced that the Summer House League Ice Hockey Program will, once again, take place at the indoor Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center.

 

“The Summer House League Ice Hockey program, which is open only to Town of Oyster Bay residents, is one of the Town’s most popular summer recreational programs,” Councilman Muscarella stated. “It provides youngsters ages 7 to 12 with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of Town of Oyster Bay ice hockey coaches.”

 

Registration will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 20th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Space is limited and registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are still openings after May 20th, registration will continue in the Parks Department Recreation Office at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, a parent or legal guardian will need to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (a tax, utility bill, etc.), and a check or money order for the appropriate amount. These documents must be provided even if the child has been in previous Town programs. The fee to register is $250 for one child and $125 for each additional child in the family.

 

Players will get an evaluation session, eight games, plus playoffs and a jersey. Games will be played on Sunday mornings and Monday and Thursday evenings. The season will run from Sunday, July 6th through Monday, August 25th.

 

“Our Summer House League is always well run and a positive experience for the players,” Councilman Muscarella said. “It’s a great way for our hockey players to maintain their skills, have fun, and keep active and cool during the summer.”

 

Participants must wear full ice hockey gear. An equipment list will be distributed at registration, and the schedule of games will be distributed after the evaluation session. For further information, call the Recreation Office at 797-4125 prompt 1.

 

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4th Annual Winter Classic Hockey Games For Special Needs Players

Public Invited to Attend Much Anticipated Contests Slated for Saturday, February 8, 2014

 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto announced that the LI Blues will host the Fourth Annual Winter Classic at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

 

“The LI Blues is a hockey program that gives children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting,” Supervisor Venditto said. “Three other teams, the East Coast Jumbos, the New Jersey Dare Devils and the New Jersey Avalanche have been invited to the event and will be participating.” There will be four games played with the faceoff for the first game scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The event is expected to conclude around 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE.

 

“I’m very proud that the Town of Oyster Bay will once again be hosting this event at the renowned Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage,” Supervisor Venditto said. “The LI Blues is a terrific program that brings all the fun of hockey to those with special needs. This event showcases the dedication of these young athletes who are quite skilled at hockey. They really are inspiring.”

 

“The sport of ice hockey gives participants a sense of teamwork and instills important character traits such as dedication and resiliency,” said Michael Russo of LI Blues Special Hockey. “We are very proud of our program which brings ice hockey to these players at adaptive levels that makes it fun for all. Our organization is very pleased to partner with the Town of Oyster Bay on this outstanding event.”

 

Supervisor Venditto added the LI Blues Winter Classic is just one of the many special events held at the state-of-the-art Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center. The Supervisor said, “This fabulous facility is the home to many hockey and skating organizations. Since it was built, it has hosted many special events such as the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Cup Championship, the New York Rangers Try Hockey for Free and the Town’s Annual Holiday on Ice Show. Plus, so many residents enjoy the public skating sessions. Because of what the Long Island Blues Winter Classic means to the participants and organizers, it certainly is one of the most special events that is held at the Ice Skating Center or any Town facility.”

 

Supervisor Venditto added that a large and enthusiastic crowd will add to the excitement for the players, so he is asking residents to come to the event and enjoy a special and fun day of hockey. For more information about the games and other programs at the rink, residents can visit the Town’s website at www.oysterbaytown.com, or call the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department at 516-433-RINK.”

 

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Town of Oyster Bay Residents Invited to ‘Holiday on Ice’ Show

Free Event Showcases Town Skating Talent

 

Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris J. Coschignano announced that the Town’s Holiday on Ice Show, which has become a holiday tradition for Town residents, will again be presented at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. The popular show, now in its 4th year, will take place on Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m. Admissions is free, but in keeping with this 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.

 

“‘Holiday On Ice ‘ is an event that our residents eagerly look forward to each year, and I am delighted that our Town’s residents and their families will once again be able to enjoy this special presentation,” said Councilman Coschignano. “Some of the finest skaters in the Nation will be performing and showcasing their talent.” The Supervisor added that students of the Town’s figure skating program will also be performing.

 

In addition to the figure skating, there will be other holiday themed activities for guests to enjoy, including a friendly hockey game between the Elves and the Reindeer, two teams with players from the Town’s ‘Tot Hockey’ team. The Ice Skating Center will also feature 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 Councilman Coschignano. “This is a great family, holiday, event and admission is free.”

 

Also returning for this year’s event is the biggest star of the holiday season – Santa. Children may visit with the jolly man in the red suit and even taken a picture with him following the show. The Town will also, once 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.

 

“At this time of the year, when many are giving thanks for all the good things that are in their lives, we should also take a moment to show our appreciation and gratitude to the brave men and women who are protecting our freedom, both at home and throughout the world,” Councilman Coschignano said. “A touching card from home will certainly brighten their holidays. Hopefully, everyone who comes to the show will fill out a card to show appreciation for those who serve our Nation.” There will also be a tribute, in memoriam, to Linda Cozzi, who designed figure skating outfits. Skaters will perform in honor of Linda, who was well respected in the figure skating community.

 

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is located on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Due to the “Holiday on Ice” show, the public skating session at the Center, which is normally held from 6 p.m. to 8 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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