Things to Do with Active Kids in Rockland

Things to Do with Active Kids in Rockland

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There are many ways to be active this December. Take the kids to fun activities in and near Rockland to get the whole family moving.

Ice Skating Season
WHEN: Oct. 11 - Apr. 1, daily, 8:30-12am
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 Fifth Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a skate around the outdoor rink before stopping by the many shops and restaurants at Rockefeller Center. Skate lessons are offered as well.
WANT TO GO? $25; $15 seniors and for children younger than 11. 212-332-7654. therinkatrockcenter.com.

Public Ice Skating
WHEN: Oct. 23 - Feb. 28, Monday-Tuesday, 10am-2:30pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sundays, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Wollman Rink, 59th Street and Central Park South, Central Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This outdoor rink offers an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline, plus a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates.
WANT TO GO? Monday-Thursday: $12; $5 seniors; $6 for children 11 and younger; Friday-Sunday and holidays: $19; $9 seniors; $6 for children 11 and younger. 212-439-6900. wollmanskatingrink.com.

Public Skating Sessions - Season Opening
WHEN: Nov. 4 - Mar. 3, Monday-Tuesday, 10am-1:30pm; Fridays, 8-9:30pm; Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Lace-up for the season and enjoy skating outdoors.
WANT TO GO? $5; $4 children ages 4-11; $4 skate rentals; $10 parking fee. 845-786-2701. bearmountainicerink.com.

Red Hot Winter Fishing
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 3, 10am
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Join Carl Heitmuller for an ice fishing tutorial. Learn ways to land a whopper through the ice. He will discuss safety, equipment, technique, and share fishing tips and some of his secret spots. Enjoy free entrance to the Wildlife Education Center.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

Primitive Living Skills Workshops
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Threefold Education Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: An immersive, hands-on (and hands-in—the fire pit, the dirt, the stream) weekend program, designed to build a foundation in ancestral skills such as shelter building, water procurement, fire building, and methods of obtaining food.
WANT TO GO? $45. 845-356-1234. thenatureplace.com.

Holiday Recess Open Play
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 29, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm
WHERE: West Rock Indoor Sports, 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This holiday recess includes skill-honing drills, games, relay races, and weekly camp tournaments. Sports include dodge ball, whiffleball, soccer, basketball, flag football, capture the flag, kickball, and more.
WANT TO GO? $50 per day; $5 for lunch. 845-623-3636. westrockindoor.com.

Rock steady Yoga Kids - Tween Mini Camp
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 29, 12:30pm-2pm
WHERE: Wholeness Center, 7 new Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Join for yoga, a light snack, relaxation, and an essential oils make & take. Each yogi will choose either a Sweet Dreams Blend or Calming Blend to make and take home.
WANT TO GO? $30. 845-268-7532. wholenesscenterny.com.

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