If it's winter it's time for the rink at Grant Park to be open... Happy Skating!
(Boy does this bring back childhood memories for me.)
Grant Park Rink Information
Group skating lessons are broken up into three age groups.
The youngest group, for 3- to 5-years-olds, is called the "Tiny Tot's Class." "Children Beginners" range from ages four to seven and the more advanced group sessions go all the way up to kids as old as 14.
This year the park holds two hour ice skating sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Fridays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.
While more expensive than group sessions ($60 for 8, 30-minute sessions), the rink offers private lessons ($20 for 20 minutes) for anyone who wants to skate but doesn't fit into a specified age bracket.
The rink is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays every week.
Adult residents with a Nassau County Leisure Pass, available for $25 at the administration building, pay $7 for a 2-hour-session, while teenagers under 17 and children children under 12 that are accompanied by an adult pay $5. Senior citizens, volunteer firefighters, ambulance corps, auxiliary police, veterans and the disabled only pay $4.
Without the pass, adults pay $14 and children pay $10.
Grant Park Hockey Shoot Program
On Friday nights, the park's Hockey Shoot Program provides a forum for kids to practice their slap shots, wrist shots and stick handling skills on a live goalie. This is a terrific program that can happen every Friday night if a goalie shows up, tt's open to everyone, and it's great for hockey players to practice their shots on goal."