Skating Program Begins This Month


shutterstock_170142083Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to learn to skate this spring by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella.

“The ice skating center offers skating classes for residents interested in learning to skate or in sharpening their skating abilities all throughout the year,” Muscarella said.

Registration for Series 5 (May 2 through June 26) will begin on April 18. Those interested can register at the rink, online ( or by phone 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 preschool and basic skills through advanced levels. The program is eight weeks in length with the exception of Sunday classes which are prorated for seven weeks. 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 and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and Sundays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. There will be no class held on Memorial Day, May 25.

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 also be an evaluation on week seven with a recommendation for the next series. 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 comprised of experienced and qualified professionals, governed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association. The team of professionals places a major emphasis on educating the fundamentals of ice skating while also placing a major focus on fun,” Muscarella said. “The town is happy to offer such outstanding programs that are enjoyable for every skater. Skaters who are young or young at heart are sure to have fun learning to skate.”

For more information, visit,, or call the Rinx office at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at 516-797-4126.


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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


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