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Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area

UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs.

Tips for Safe Ice-Skating

Tips for Safe Ice-Skating

Dr. Attilio Pensavalle gives safety tips on preventing ice-skating injuries when taking your kids ice skating.

Meet Fairfield Resident Julie Chu of the 2014 U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Meet Fairfield Resident Julie Chu of the 2014 U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Julie Chu, a resident of Fairfield, CT, is competing on Team USA's Women's ice hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here, she talks about her career and family support.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2014: If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered on Long Island, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Nassau County, including Lindenhurst, Syosset, Jericho, Port Washington, and Bellmore, and Suffolk County, including Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

UPDATED JULY 2014: Looking to keep your kids fit in Manhattan, NYC? Our comprehensive New York guide leads you directly to great, local Manhattan classes and programs focusing on sports and fitness, including gyms, training, family fitness, golf, baseball, and much more!

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JULY 2014: This list of local sports and fitness programs in the suburbs of Connecticut includes options in the Fairfield region including Westport, Newton, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford. Classes for kids range from sailing programs to golf lessons at these local Connecticut sports and fitness centers.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Westchester County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Westchester County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: Here's a list of local sports and fitness clubs that offer classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Westchester County. These programs offer skating classes for kids, horseback riding lessons for kids, trampoline sports for kids, and group gym classes for kids. These clubs are located in Westchester neighborhoods including Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Larchmont.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: Here you'll find a list of local sports and fitness clubs in Queens, NYC that offer a variety of fitness programs including yoga classes for kids. These sports and fitness centers are located in neighborhoods such as Forest Hills, Bay Terrace, Long Island City, Flushing, Astoria, and Middle Village. Keep your kids fit with these fitness programs for kids in NYC.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: This list of local sports and fitness classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Rockland, NY includes sports and fitness centers in West Nyack, Nanuet, New City, and Upper Saddle River. These sports and fitness programs have many classes for kids including yoga classes, horsback riding classes, and soccer classes.

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink

Hauppauge-based ice rink, The Rinx, is now offering its Total Skating and Total Hockey programs at the Town of Oyster Bay Skating Center in Bethpage. The programs help kids develop their skating and/or hockey skills.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered in Suffolk County, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.

How to Choose a Camp for Children with Special Needs

How to Choose a Camp for Children with Special Needs

Day camp, sleepaway camp, or short-term respite camp—which is right for your child with special needs? Gina Maranga, director of program operations at Block Institute in Brooklyn, offers advice on how to select the best summer camp for a child with special needs.

Winter Olympics: Figuring Out Figure Skating

Winter Olympics: Figuring Out Figure Skating

Thousands of families will watch the figure skating events in this year's Winter Olympics. If you're like most, though, the terminology might leave you a bit baffled (what exactly is a lutz jump, anyhow?). Read on for some guidelines that will have you speaking the lingo in no time.

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey

Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in your area.

Winter Vacation Activities for Kids and Families: Ice Skating Rinks in Suffolk County, Long Island

Winter Vacation Activities for Kids and Families: Ice Skating Rinks in Suffolk County, Long Island

Time to lace up your skates and hit the ice! Here's the scoop on indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in Suffolk County, Long Island.

Winter Vacation Activities for Kids and Families: Ice Skating Rinks in Nassau County, Long Island

Winter Vacation Activities for Kids and Families: Ice Skating Rinks in Nassau County, Long Island

Time to lace up your skates and hit the ice! Here's the scoop on indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in Nassau County, Long Island.

Winter Vacation Activities for Kids and Families: Ice Skating Rinks in New York City

Winter Vacation Activities for Kids and Families: Ice Skating Rinks in New York City

Time to lace up your ice skates and hit the ice! Here’s the scoop on the rinks around the Big Apple.

A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid

A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid

In Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, families can participate in winter events year-round, and in summer enjoy even more outdoor athletic pursuits.

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation

In these uncertain economic times, many people want to turn to a sure thing. Mohonk Mountain House, which has been entertaining families for 140 years, virtually guarantees a fabulous family vacation.

Keeping Her Eyes on the Goal

Keeping Her Eyes on the Goal

Nicole Grosser, from Westchester, New York, knows what she wanted to do since her first hockey game with the Westchester Mariners. Her love of the sport is a family affair. Her father and older brother played hockey and she became interested in it too. With the Mariners she learned about sportsmanship, team spirit, goaltending, and respect for the game.

Kids: Skate Through Winter Injury-Free !

Kids: Skate Through Winter Injury-Free !

Children love to be outside during the winter, participating in outdoor activities, inlcuding hockey, ice skating, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. But, doing these vigorous activity outside can possibly cause your child and your family to sustain injuries.




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