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Garden City Recreation Department News: February 28, 2012

Registration for Roller Hockey Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce its Spring Roller Hockey Programs. Whether you played last season or haven’t played in for a while, now is the perfect time to sign up and experience all the fun. Our spring season is set to begin in late March. All programs take place at the Community Park’s Roller Rink.

Registration Information: In person registration will take place on Sunday Feb. 26 at St Paul’s from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications will also be available on our website www.gardencityrecreation.org, and at the Recreation Dept’s Administrative office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.” You can either mail or drop off your registration but remember, space is limited in all our programs so please register early.

A reminder: Each participant is required to wear full equipment at all times. This includes: hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, roller blades, hockey stick, long pants, and a protective cup.

A description of each program we offer is as follows: Learn & Play Program Roller Hockey Clinic for children ages 5 and 6. This eight-week program will begin on Sunday March 25th and has been designed to introduce the exciting game of Roller Hockey. No experience is required in hockey or roller skating as this is a Beginners Program. This hour-long clinic will take place on Sunday afternoons at 1:45 or 3 pm. The cost of this eight-week program is $65 Pee Wee Division for children ages 6 and 7. This eight-week beginner program will continue to develop our young athletes through drills and scrimmages. Each session will feature half clinic and half scrimmage. This hour-long clinic will begin on Sunday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. The cost of this eight-week program is $65.

Recreation Department Leagues

The Roller Hockey Leagues are broken into age groups. Please pay careful attention as our age groupings and dates/times have changed. *The Leagues will begin their season on Friday, March 23 (Junior & Senior Division) and Sunday March 25 (Mites Division)

Mites Division - is for ages 7 and 8 who have basic skating skills. Since this division is games only, if your child is new to the sports, you should register them for the Pee Wee Division. Games will take place on Sunday afternoons with either a 4:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. start, depending on your child’s team schedule. The cost of this program is $65.

Junior Division - ages 9 and 10 will play on Friday afternoons at either 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. start depending on your child’s team schedule. The cost of this program is $65.

Senior Division - ages 11 through 14 will play on Friday evenings at either 6:45 or 8 p.m. depending on your child’s team schedule. The cost of this program is $65.

Adult Division for ages 30 and over - games will take place on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. with an occasional “Friday night under the Lights.” Games are in “pick up” format. The cost of this program is $55. The season on begins on Sunday March 25.

For further information on any of these programs, you can call the Recreation Department at 465-4075.

Sixth- and Seventh-Grade Rec Night

The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring a Middle School Rec. Night for sixth and seventh graders on at St. Paul’s Field House on: Friday, March 2.

This Rec. Night will be chaperoned by the Recreation staff and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.

Note: Once the children are in our facility for either of these programs, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.

2012 Garden City Pool Applications Now Available

Get a head start on the summer. 2012 Garden City Pool applications have been sent to all residents! Check out the ‘Splash,’ see all the great events planned, and join us for another summer of ‘Fun in the Sun’ at the GC Pool.” If you did not receive your application, please visit our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org or visit our Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Please note – our Swim Lesson Registration Form was inadvertently left out of the mailing. If you need this form you may download it from our website or visit our office for a copy. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and class code for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment of $15 for each child with your pool application. A separate $15 check must be enclosed for each child. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation. org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements

Adult Art Classes at Cluett Hall

Beginning Feb. 17, the Recreation Department is offering an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10-week program will be $110 (Supplies are bought on your own — a supply list will be handed out at the first class).

This program will teach the beginner as well as advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still life in pastels from photographs. Students will be given the option of dividing each three-hour session between portrait or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice.

Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required to work at his or her own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Ruth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her commissioned portraits hang in the many Garden City homes.

To register for our Pastel Class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Preschool Time in St. Paul’s Field House

St. Paul’s Field House will have open time for parents to play with their children during the winter months. This program will run six weeks beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14 according to the following schedule:

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon

The gym will be monitored but parents are responsible for their child’s activities. Absolutely no bats, sticks, or riding toys of any kind will be allowed in the gym. This program will run through the end of March.