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Saratoga Springs Recreation Department

Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550 x2300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 

Intro to Ice Skating   

Build your skills! From your first steps on the ice through advanced moves, the Intro to Ice Skating Program will prepare you for more specialized forms of ice skating. 

The program is for ages 3 and up. Early fall dates are Tuesdays starting Oct. 5 through Nov. 9 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Fall dates from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21 (no Nov. 27) are Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. or Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Intro to Ice Skating will be held at the Vernon and Weibel Ice Rinks (30 Weibel Avenue). You will need: snow or fleece pants; warm jacket; mittens or gloves; bike, ski, or hockey helmet (required for all). A responsible adult must accompany beginning skaters on the ice to assist with instruction. Adults do not need skates. 

Fees before Sept. 27 are $65 for City residents and $85 for non-City residents. Fees after Sept. 27 are $90 for City residents and $110 for non-City residents. Skate rental fees per class are $5, and a punch card (good for current session only) is $25. 

Coordinator is Jill Ramos, USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist with over 25 years of experience. Instructors are: Amanda Shelburne, Regional and National Coach and PSA Master Rated with over 40 years of experience; Pat Kenkel, Regional and National Coach with over 35 years of experience; Kelsey Clechenko, with over seven years of experience; Gwen Craig, with over 6 years of experience; and Mary Magnus, US Speed Skating Coach and Nationally Ranked Speed Skater. 

Boxing - Co-Sponsored with Saratoga Youth Boxing 

This non-contact clinic will teach proper boxing technique and conditioning. Light contact will be available for those who want to take it to the next level. Full safety equipment and coaches approval required.

This clinic is for ages 8–15 and will run from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Saratoga Youth Boxing Gym at Weibel Ice Rink (30 Weibel Avenue). Fees before Oct. 22 are $55 for City residents and $65 for non-City residents. Fees after Oct. 22 are $80 for City residents and $90 for non-City residents. A t-shirt is included; participants will need to bring a water, sneakers, and towel. 

 Bowling - Co-Sponsored with Saratoga Strike Zone 

See if bowling is up your alley! This so-sponsored program will introduce participants to bowling fundamentals and technique through discussion, demonstration, and practice. Rental shoes and ball provided. 

This program is for ages 8-14; a responsible adult 21 years or older must accompany each participant. It will run from Oct. 12 to Nov. 16, Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Saratoga Strike Zone (32 Ballston Avenue). Fees before Oct. 4 are $80 for City residents and $90 for non-City residents. Fees after Oct. 4 are $105 for City residents and $115 for non-City residents. A t-shirt is included; participants will need to bring their own water. 

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