PlayLand Ice and Westchester Skating Academy Announce Summer Programs for 2015

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Local skating organizations will host camps for children preschool to 15 years old.

We are thrilled to announce another summer of camp programs at PlayLand Ice and Westchester Skating Academy and are looking forward to enrolling eager campers

PlayLand Ice and Westchester Skating Academy are excited to announce their camp programs for summer 2015. Both organizations will offer Mini-Camps for children preschool to eight years old, Camp Chillin’ for kids nine to 15 years old, as well as Hockey and Figure Skating camps for all experience levels.

“We are thrilled to announce another summer of camp programs at PlayLand Ice and Westchester Skating Academy and are looking forward to enrolling eager campers,” shared Stacey Isenberg, Director of Figure Skating at Westchester Skating Academy. “Our camps are taught by certified instructors and supervised by NYS Certified Teachers. We are also proud to be the only camp in Westchester to guarantee children will learn to skate by the end of the week.”

The goal of Mini Camp is to teach children the valuable skill of skating while experiencing the benefits of a traditional day camp. The program will be held at Westchester Skating Academy and, for the first time, at PlayLand Ice. Campers will participate in two skating lessons and enjoy special on-site activities daily including baking, arts and crafts, sports, and nature activities. Soccer classes, drills, and scrimmages will be taught by Super Soccer Stars. Mad Science will bring campers their favorite science experiments like rockets, slime, and dry ice, and provide take-home activities. Campers will also learn about and meet some of their favorite animals when Greenburgh Nature Center visits.

Mini Camp is available in three groups;

  •     Group 1: Preschool: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  •     Group 2: Ages 5-8: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  •     Group 3: Hockey - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Programs are available for daily and weekly enrollment for June 8-July 3; August 17-21; August 24-28 and campers never leave the facility.

At Westchester Skating Academy, for campers ages nine to 15, Camp Chillin’ is the perfect way to enjoy time on the ice and explore some of the best activities the area has to offer. At Camp Chillin’, kids will participate in an hour and a half of recreational skating, offered optional skating lessons, and will take daily trips for off-site activities like mini-golf, movies, bowling, rock climbing, and more. Camp Chillin’ will be held June 8 – June 30.

From June 22 to September 4, Westchester Skating Academy will also offer a Figure Skating Camp taught by World and Olympic Class coaches for skater’s beginner through elite. This full-day camp includes: skating lessons, Ice Dance, Zumba, Jump & Spin, Modern Dance, conditioning, Pilates, and more. Skaters will participate in three on-ice and two off-ice sessions daily and perform in a Summer Ice Show.

Hockey camp will be offered from July 6 to September 4 at the Westchester Skating Academy. Players will work on Power Skating, Defensive Skills, Skill Development, and on and off ice training. Throughout the summer players will take part in special sessions like “Puck Magic”, “Shoot to Score”, and “Guardian of the Net”.

Camp pricing begins at $465/week per child. Enrollment is available daily or weekly. To register please visit http://www.SkateWSA.com. For more information email minicamp(at)skatewsa(dot)com for WSA Mini Camp, Minicamp(at)playlandice(dot)com for PlayLand Ice Mini Camp, fscamps(at)skatewsa(dot)com for Figure Skating camp, or hockeycamps(at)skatewsa(dot)com for Hockey camp.

About PlayLand Ice:
PlayLand Ice Casino opened in 1929 along the Boardwalk on the beautiful Long Island Sound in Rye NY. It features three ice skating surfaces including one NHL sized rink (approx. 200’x85’), one Studio Rink (150’x50’), and one Kiddie Rink (80’x20’). PlayLand Ice Casino is the home of Manhattanville Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, High School programs including Rye, Fordham, and Harrison, youth hockey includes Rye Rangers, New Rochelle Lightning, Westchester Dragons/Mariners, a popular adult hockey league, and Sticktime sessions throughout the year. Operating from August through June PlayLand Ice is also home to Rye Figure Skating Club and operates a successful USFS Learn-to-Skate program, a variety of skating and hockey clinics and camps, convenient Freestyle sessions, public skating sessions (featuring black lights and live DJ’s), broomball, birthday party and event packages with private rooms, in house food concessions, video arcade games, and so much more.

About Westchester Skating Academy:
Westchester Skating Academy (WSA) is a state-of-the-art skating facility. Starting with one of the premier Learn to Skate Programs in the Country. WSA offers year round skating programs from ages 3 to adult. Programs include Youth and Adult Hockey Leagues, Learn to Skate Program, Figure Skating Programs, Stick Time, Adult Pick-up Hockey, Camps & Clinics, off ice Training, Public Skating Sessions, & Birthday Parties. Conveniently located in Elmsford, New York, WSA is one of the only NHL twin rink facilities in Westchester County.

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