Wednesday 30 November 2022
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Syracuse Parks Announces New Skating Programs at Meachem Ice Rink

By Staff



meachemThe City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs has announced three new skating programs will begin this week at Meachem Ice Rink, 121 W. Seneca Turnpike.

“Skate-and-Shoot” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Thursdays; “Senior Skate” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Fridays; and “Tots-on-Skates,” for pre-school aged children and their parents or guardians, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ,Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 6.

All children are required to wear helmets while skating.

Admission will be $4 for “Skate-and-Shoot,” which includes admission and hot chocolate. However, players must bring their own equipment, including a helmet, gloves, stick, and skates.

Admission for “Senior Skate” will be $2, including admission, skate rental, and hot chocolate.

And, finally, admission to “Tots-on-Skates” will be $4 per person, which includes admission, helmet rental, and hot chocolate.

Due to a limited supply of small-sized skates, parents and/or guardians should be prepared to bring their child’s personal skates, officials said.

“Skating is a great way to enjoy some healthy recreation, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our offerings to the community,” Lazarus Sims, commissioner of parks, recreation, and youth programs, stated. “I encourage our neighbors throughout the city of Syracuse to come enjoy the opportunities we have to offer.”

Sims said the city would offer these programs in addition to regular open skate hours at the ice rink, which run from 12 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays.