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 All Elmsford Listings10523, history of elmsford, about elmsford, things to do, about activities, attractions, places to go, parks in elmsford, something to do this weekend, kids, picnic, golf courses around elmsford, antiquing, antique stores, restaurants in elmsford

 Elmsford Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10523, Ice Activities and Attractions, Ice Skating Programs, Ice Skating, Figure Skating, Freestyle Sessions, Skater Clinics, Ice Hockey, Adult Women's Hockey, Hockey Lessons, Pick-Up Hockey,  Stick Time, Youth Hockey | Westchester Westchester Skating Academy "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

914-347-8232 
  Westchester Skating Academy is located at 91 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford, NY 10523 in Westchester County.

From Westchester Skating: "Built in 1996, the Westchester Skating Academy has quickly become the premiere skating facility in the Westchester County Area. Conveniently located in Elmsford, New York, WSA is one of the only NHL twin rink facilities in Westchester County. Open seven days a week, we offer quality skating programs in a warm and nurturing atmosphere." Westchester Skating Academy   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Katonah Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10536, Rink, Harvey School, Katonah, NY, Evarts Rink at the Harvey School, nationally certified skating professionals | Westchester Harvey School "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

914-232-3618 
  The Harvey School Rink is located in the Harvey School, at 260 Jay Street (Route 22) Katonah, NY 10536 in Westchester County. Harvey School   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Larchmont Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10538, Ice Rink, public skating, skating school, youth hockey, fun for the entire family, ice skate, play hockey, Figure Skating, Hockey Camps, Hockey Programs, Hockey Tournament, Ice Skating, Ice Skating School, Public Skating, Stick Time, Youth Hockey | Westchester Hommocks Park Ice Rink "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

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  Hommocks Park Ice Rink, offering public skating, a skating school, youth hockey and more, is located at Hommocks Park Ice Rink, 140 Hommocks Road, Larchmont, NY 10538 in Westchester County. Hommocks Park Ice Rink   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Mount Vernon Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10536, Ice Hutch, sports complex, indoor Ice Skating and Ice Hockey, Ice Rink Activities, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Ice Hockey Lessons, Ice Skating, Ice Skating Rentals, Ice Skating School, Public Skating | Westchester Ice Hutch

914-699-6787 
  The Ice Hutch, offering indoor ice skating and ice hockey, is located at 655 Garden Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 in Westchester County.

From The Ice Hutch: "Founded in 1997, The Ice Hutch serves the skating community all year-round by offering skating lessons for all levels, weekly public skating, figure skating and hockey sessions. The Ice Hutch also features hockey leagues in the spring and fall each year for players seeking a highly competitive experience." Ice Hutch | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Pound Ridge Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10576, Park, local park, activities, toddlers, children, teens, Day Camp, fun for children, Ball Fields, Hiking Trails, Ice Skating, Picnicking, Playgrounds, Showers, Snack Bar, Swimming Pools, Winter Activities, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating | Westchester Pound Ridge Town Park

914-764-0947 
  The Pound Ridge Town Park is located at 199 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge NY 10576, Westchester County. Pound Ridge Park offers many activities for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. A Day Camp is available for an exciting summer of fun for children. Other activities, such as exercise programs, bridge group, toddler art, little league, tennis, basketball, and other sports are open to all ages. Pound Ridge Town Park | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Rye Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10580, ice skating facility, indoor rinks, family fun ice skating, Freestyle, Adult Skate, Child Puck Time, Playland Skating School, Public Skating, Ice Rink Activities, Family Skate Nights, Figure Skating Lessons, Freestyle Skating, Hockey Lessons | Westchester Playland Ice "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

914-813-7059 
  The Playland Ice Casino is located at Playland Parkway (Exit 19 off I-95) Rye, New York 10580. Playland Ice Casino has been Westchester's premier ice skating facility for over 80 years. Three temperature-controlled indoor rinks make for a comfortable, family fun ice skating experience. The Playland Ice Casino offers special weekday times for Freestyle, Adult Skate and Child Puck Time. Convenient public sessions, special events, extended holiday schedules await skaters this season for even more family fun. Playland Ice   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 White Plains Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10603, Ice Rink, indoor ice skating rink, Figure Skating, Figure Skating Camp, Ice Hockey, Ice Hockey Lessons, Ice Skating Lessons, Parents and Tots on Ice, Programs, Figure Skating & Clinics, Public Skating, Skating Rentals | Westchester Ebersole Ice Rink "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

914-422-1348 
  The Ebersole Ice Rink, an indoor ice skating rink, is located at 110 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604 in Westchester County. Ebersole Ice Rink   "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey" | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Yonkers Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues

10710, Skating Center, best Ice Skating, Skating Rinks in Westchester, learning to ice skate, Yonkers Figures Skating Club, Ice Rink Activities, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey Programs, Ice Skating Lessons, Ice Rental, Public Skating, Skate Shop | Westchester E. J. Murray Memorial Skating Center in Yonkers

914-377-6469 
  The Edward J. Murray Memorial Skating Center is located at 348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, NY 10710 in southern Westchester County. The Murray Skating Center offers the largest weekly public skating schedule in the area. Most weekend sessions feature current popular music provided by our own “Disc Jockey”.

E. J. Murray Memorial Skating Center in Yonkers | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues | Albany Albany County
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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues | Dutchess Dutchess County
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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues | Orange Orange County
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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues | Putnam Putnam County
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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues | Rensselaer Rensselaer County
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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues | Rockland Rockland County
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Ice Skating Rinks
Ice Hockey
Hudson River Valley

Find indoor ice hockey and outdoor ice hockey rinks in the Hudson Valley. Many ice rinks offer Youth Hockey and Adult Hockey. Visit ice rinks in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester County.

Hudson Valley outdoor ice skating is available in many local parks. Many town parks offer invigorating outdoor ice skating for Figure Skating, Public Ice Skating sessions, and Adult and Youth Hockey. Ice Skating outdoors can be fantastic, and many parks offer refreshments and indoor areas where you can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Or, bring your own thermos of hot drinks.

Also, enjoy year round ice skating and ice hockey at the indoor rinks available throughout the Hudson Valley. There are many ice skating rinks through the Hudson Valley offering ice skating, ice skating lessons, figure skating, figure skating lessons, free style skating, public sessions, and skating camps. For all the hockey players both young and adult, most indoor ice skating rinks also offer ice hockey sessions, youth hockey camp, hockey lessons for adults, youth hockey lessons, and lessons for adult beginners.

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Outdoor ice skating offers a fun and wonderful way to enjoy a brisk cold winter day. Be sure your ice skating experience is safe by following the following guidelines:

Important Ice Skating Safety Guidelines

    Do not skate or walk on ice unless a sign is posted by your town Parks and Recreation facilities designating the ice as a safe-skating area.

    Never ice skate or walk on any frozen water or water surface unless official signs are posted as to the safety of these areas.

    Children should never be left unattended near any ice or frozen water.

    If you hear cracking while on ice, lie down immediately and try to distribute your weight.

    If you witness someone falling through ice, never attempt to make a rescue by yourself. Call 911 and notify the proper authorities.

Both indoor and outdoor Ice Skating rinks offer many activities and great exercise. Some ice activities include public skating, freestyle skating, ice hockey, open hockey, stick time, and birthday parties on the ice. If you're looking for a fun birthday party, take the children to an ice skating rink. Both young children and older kids enjoy an ice skating party.

History of Ice Skating in New York City Parks
Ice Skating in the Parks began before specially designed ice skating rinks were built in the 20th century, at a time when skaters used ponds and lakes in parks for recreation.

The Lake in Central Park was the most notable case of this use. Before Central Park was completed in the 1870s, this section was opened to ice skaters and quickly became a top attraction. In order to ensure proper skating conditions, the Lake was drained to a level that eased the freezing of ice each year. The Lake, then and now, is connected to the City's water system.

Ice Skating beyond Central Park
Meanwhile, other bodies of water were used for ice skating throughout the park system. In Brooklyn, skating sites existed at McCarren Park, Prospect Park, Sunset Park, and Commodore Barry Park. In fact, ice skating was so popular in the 19th century that a tradition of "raising the red ball" on Brooklyn streetcars was created to indicate favorable skating conditions at Prospect Park.

Building a Manmade Rink in Queens
The first facility devoted to ice skating was the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, originally constructed for the 1939-40 World's Fair. The rink was used for ice shows during the Fair, and afterward was converted to an ice and roller skating rink that operated from 1941 to 1946.

Although the New York City Building was temporarily used as a site for the fledgling United Nations, October 1946 to 1950, the Building once again became an ice and roller skating rink in 1952. The New York City Building became a major World's Fair site again during the 1964-65 event when Olympic figure skating champion Dick Button organized "Ice-Travaganza" performances within the facility. After the Fair ended, the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park rink became the first year-round skating facility in the park system.

The Ice Skating Rink in Central Park
In 1949, philanthropist Kate Wollman donated funds for a new kind of "artificial rink" to be built in Central Park. Ms. Wollman gave $600,000 toward the construction of Wollman Rink as a memorial to her parents, Mr. J. Wollman and Mrs. Bettie Wollman, and her four brothers.

The Wollman Rink opened in 1950 and is located in the southern part of Central Park. Its creation ushered in a new era of ice skating unbound by fickle weather conditions. As the Parks Department publicity materials boasted, the new rink guaranteed access to safe skating for New Yorkers "who have been deprived of the pleasure of regular, uninterrupted outdoor ice skating throughout the winter half year because of vagaries of our climate."

With midtown Manhattan as its dramatic backdrop, Wollman Rink was a success from the day it opened; over 300,000 skaters glided across the ice in its first year of operation. The facility features three-quarters of an acre (28,000 square feet) of ice and 16 miles of 1 1/4 " wrought iron pipe.

Wollman Funds Additional Rinks
Another rink funded by Kate Wollman, Lasker Rink and Pool on Central Park's northern end, serves as a pool in the summer months. Wollman also contributed major financial help towards a similar outdoor ice skating rink in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. This Rink was constructed in 1961 on the site formerly known as Music Island, where concerts were performed in the 19th century.

Ice Skating Continues to Grow
Once ice skating proved useful in attracting people into the parks in the winter months, other rinks opened throughout City boroughs:

    The Abe Stark Rink, in Coney Island, was opened in 1970.

    The War Memorial Rink in Clove Lakes Park, an outdoor rink, also opened in 1970.

    Recently, a concession at Bryant Park has offered ice skating free of charge, providing New Yorkers with an economical way to explore this enjoyable winter pastime.

    The American Museum of Natural History opened a state-of-the-art skating rink, located within Theodore Roosevelt Park, made from a recyclable synthetic surface.

History of Ice Skating in New York City parks by NYC Department of Parks & Recreation




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