Warinanco Ice Skating Center Opens For 52nd Season

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(Photo credit: Steve Depolo)

(Photo credit: Steve Depolo)

ROSELLE – The Warinanco Ice Skating Center, a facility owned and operated by the County of Union, is open for the 2013-14 skating season.

“This season marks the 52nd Anniversary of the Ice Skating Center,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “Our staff in the Department of Parks and Community Renewal has worked very hard to get the center ready. I’m sure the public will be pleased.”

Skating sessions will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, plus 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (a family session during which children ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult), and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., plus 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., plus 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. This schedule may be subject to change on holidays. Please call the Skating Center to find out if changes will be made, or visit www.ucnj.org/skating.

Admission to the general sessions is $6 for adults; $5 for children ages 17 and younger; and $5 for seniors (62 and older). Skate rental is an additional $4. Discount Cards are available for individual Union County residents who plan to skate on a regular basis.

Warinanco Ice Skating Center has more to offer in addition to the general skating sessions. The skating center also offers group and private skating lessons and hockey clinics. Other features include skate sharpening for $7 a pair and a refreshment stand.

Registration for Hockey Clinic and the Group Ice Skating Lessons must be made in person. Session One begins Saturday, Nov. 2, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 7.

Skating lessons meet once a week for 30 minutes. The first session is six weeks long. The fee for youths (17 and younger), tots and seniors (62+) is $105. The fee for adults (18 and older) is $116. Skate rentals are available at $4 at time of lesson.

Hockey Clinic meets once a week for one hour. The first session is six weeks. The fee for First Start (ages 4-6) and Youth (ages 7-12) is $135. Hockey equipment is required.

The Warinanco Ice Skating Center is located in Warinanco Park off Thompson Avenue at Seventh Avenue in Roselle. Park entrances also are located off St. Georges Avenue and Third Avenue. For further information, visit www.ucnj.org/skating; call (908) 298-7850 for a recorded message or (908) 527-4900 for the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.


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