Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00
Town of Oyster Bay residents and their families are invited to come out and kick off the holiday season by attending the third annual free Holiday on Ice Show at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center. On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., the center’s skating students will do choreographed routines to music.
Admission is free but residents are encouraged to help others by donating two canned goods, which will be collected at the event by Island Harvest.
Some of the country’s most outstanding skating talent will be performing at the show, adding their own artistic flair to the evening’s festivities. Among those expected to perform will be Senior Ladies National Competitor Joelle Forte, Junior National Pairs Medalists Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab and Junior National Competitor Emmy Ma.
“The Town is fortunate have such accomplished skaters at this show,” Supervisor John Venditto said. “Spectators are sure to marvel at their grace and athleticism.” In addition, the talents of students who participate in the town’s figure skating program will also be showcased. The event will also feature a friendly match between the Elves and the Reindeers, members of the town’s Tot Hockey team.
To help bring overseas troops a feeling of home during this holiday season, the town is taking part in the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Program. Holiday greeting cards will be available in the lobby for residents to fill out prior to and during the show.
“Sending a touch of home to American men and women who serve our country is the perfect way to express your appreciation and support during the holiday season,” Supervisor Venditto said. “I ask each person who comes to this event to take time out to write out a card to be sent to our service men and women who protect our freedom. It will certainly help make their holiday a little bit brighter.”
A visit from Santa will round out the event, and children will be able to visit with Santa following the show if parents or family members would like to take a photo.
The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is located centrally at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage. The indoor facility offers a full service snack shop, a pro shop and a fireplace to warm yourself by. They also offer year-round lessons and hockey instruction.
The 6 to 8 p.m. public skating session at the center will not be available due to the show. However both the Town’s outdoor rinks, located at Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa and at Syosset-Woodbury Park, will be open. For more information about the event, call 433-RINK (7465) or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.