FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 17, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Warinanco Ice Skating Center Opens for 51st Season, Oct. 20;
Registration for Skating Lessons and Hockey Clinic Begins Oct. 25

ROSELLE, NJ – The Warinanco Ice Skating Center, a facility owned and operated by the County of Union, will open for the 2012-13 skating season on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m.

“This season will mark the 51st Anniversary of the Ice Skating Center,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Our staff in the Department of Parks and Community Renewal has been working very hard to get the center ready. I’m sure the public will be pleased.”

Skating sessions will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, plus 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (a family session during which children ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult), and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., plus 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., plus 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. This schedule may be subject to change on holidays. Please call the Skating Center to find out if changes will be made, or visit www.ucnj.org/skating.

Admission to the general sessions is $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 17 and younger. Skate rental is an additional $3. Discount Cards are available for Union County residents who plan to skate on a regular basis.

Warinanco Ice Skating Center has much more to offer in addition to the general skating sessions. The skating center also offers group and private skating lessons and hockey clinics, as well as skating lessons for individuals with disabilities. Other features include a Pro Shop and refreshment stand.

Registration for the first session of Hockey Clinic and the Group Ice Skating Lessons will begin Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 28, or when the classes reach capacity. Registration must be made in person. Session One begins Friday, Nov. 2, and runs through Friday, Dec. 9.

Skating lessons meet once a week for 30 minutes. The first session is six weeks long. The fee for youths (17 and younger) is $89. The fee for adults (18 and older) is $100. Skate rentals are available at $3 at time of lesson.

Hockey Clinic meets once a week for one hour. The first session is six weeks. The fee for First Start (ages 4-6) and Youth (ages 7-12) is $95. Hockey equipment is required.

The Warinanco Ice Skating Center is located in Warinanco Park off Thompson Ave. at Seventh Ave. in Roselle. Park entrances also are located off St. Georges Ave. and Third Ave. For further information, call (908) 298-7850 for a recorded message or (908) 527-4900 for the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

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