Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
The outdoor skating rinks at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills and Grant Park in Hewlett are scheduled to open on Saturday, November 26, weather permitting. The rinks, part of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, will remain open through approximately mid-March.
The Christopher Morley rink offers two-hour public skating sessions six days a week as follows: Monday - Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Friday at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday - Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Christopher Morley is a hilly, tree-lined 98-acre park located on Searingtown Road (Exit 36 north of the L.I.E). In addition to the rink, the park includes a newly renovated playground; basketball, handball and tennis courts; baseball fields; a nine-hole golf course; heavily wooded nature trails; and a fitness trail. For information, call (516) 571-8123.
The Grant Park rink offers two-hour day public skating sessions five days a week as follows: Wednesday - Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Friday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Grant is a beautiful 35-acre park nestled in a residential area by Broadway and Sheridan Avenue. In addition to the ice skating rink, there is a large, modern playground; basketball, tennis and handball courts; baseball fields; and fishing in the park lake. For information, call 516-571-7821.
At both parks, group and private skating lessons are available, as well as ice charters for groups, hockey games and private rentals. Patrons may also rent skates. Skating fees range from $4 to $14, depending upon the age of the patron and whether or not one is a Leisure Pass holder.