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Ice skating lessons are underway once again at Fredonia
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Community members of all ages have returned to Fredonia’s Steele Hall Ice Arena on Sunday, Oct. 5 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 for a 10-week learn-to-skate program coordinated by the Fredonia Department of Athletics. Now, through the month of December, various skating sessions will take place on both Sundays and Tuesdays at the Ice Arena. Registration is still available by calling the Department of Athletics and Recreation Office at (716) 673-3101.

Beginner classes will be held on Sundays from 1 until 2 p.m. Beginners ages 4 and up are welcome to participate in learning ice skating rudiments. Each session will include 30 minutes of group instruction and a 30 minute practice period. The 10-week series of lessons will conclude with a member showcase on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.

On Tuesdays from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m., beginners, Badge 7 classified skaters and adults will have the opportunity to participate in the learn-to-skate program as well. The last session will conclude on Tuesday, Dec. 9 and the final member showcase will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:15 p.m.

The cost of each 10-week program is $90 per person. Skate rentals are available at the ice arena for $4 per week.

Joan Disbrow is director and head coach of Fredonia’s learn-to-skate program. Assistant coaches include Chistina Walczak (Jamestown), Ellen Ormsbee (Syracuse), Julia Santini (Long Island), Sarah Higgins (Amherst, N.Y.), Joshua Saville (Orchard Park) and Katie Mosier (Fredonia).

For more information regarding the Sunday and Tuesday learn-to-skate classes, please contact Joan Disbrow by email at or the Department of Athletics and Recreation Office at (716) 673-3101.

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