Jim Bugenhagen, Sky Rink General Manager
Join us at Sky Rink this weekend for the 13th Annual Chelsea Challenge! The Chelsea Challenge is an adult LGBT and LGBT-friendly ice hockey tournament hosted by the New
York City Gay Hockey Association. The tournament welcomes players from all over and this year will feature players from Toronto, Ottawa Gatineau, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and France!
Games will start Friday, June 21, at 7:00pm and run from 8:40am to 7:30pm on Saturday, June 22. Semi-finals will begin Sunday, June 23 at 8:00am followed by championship games at 11:30am.
With 18 teams in three divisions, this year's tournament will be the biggest in Chelsea Challenge history. Don't miss the excitement! Spectators are welcome. For more information, please click here.
Peter verDorn, Golf Academy Manager
Congratulations to the members of the Elite Junior Golf Program at
Chelsea Piers on their performance in yesterday’s exhibition match vs. the
Mosholu Junior Golf Program! The programs competed in a fourball matchplay at
the Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx, with four groups of two from each side
pairing up against the opposing side. Despite the rain, everyone played well
& enjoyed the time on the course and the match ended in a draw, with both
sides winning two matches. This was the third match Chelsea Piers Elite Juniors
have played against Mosholu over the past two years, and a fourth match
is already scheduled for next fall.
Ken Benson, Director of Figure Skating
Chelsea Piers News
The "Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars," Sky Rink's longest running
artistic ensemble team has qualified to compete at the U.S. Showcase Competition
in Theatrical Skating. The competition will be held from August 1st
through August 4th in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The group was inspired by the reality dance show, So You
Think You Can Dance, and combines dance, skating, theater, and props to create
unique performances designed to entertain.
Not only does the team perform at rinks in the tri-state area, they have
performed at several prominent parades under their coach Marni Halasa, including
the Dance Parade, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and the Gay Pride Parade. The
group will also perform at Sky Rink's annual ISI Competition on Sunday, June
2nd, as well as the Skating Club of New York’s end of year show on
June 9th at 10:30am in the East
The photo depicts the team from the Spring Celebration Show on
Friday, May 3rd after performing to the music Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah
Yeahs. From right to left: Catherine Mayer, Jennie Berlin, Virginia Mason, Leith Conybeare, Sophie Spillmann, Miranda Tyson and Jean-Li Spencer. Not pictured:
Salise Marin, Mona Johnson, Alida Monaco.
John Boyd, Group Fitness Director at the Sports Center
Work out with Discovery Fit and
Health TV’s Gilad, as he leads two classes at the Sports Center on Sunday, June
2. The first session challenges guests to a fast-paced cardio class, and
features a combination of aerobic moves and kickboxing. After the class, guests
are invited to a meet and great with the fitness legend, which includes
opportunities for pictures, autographs, and merchandise sales. The second class
focuses on body sculpting, with an emphasis on the core. After the conclusion
of the class, Gilad will participate in a Q & A session, as well as a photo
The schedule is as follows:
Cardio Blast 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Meet & Greet 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Core Cross-Training 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Wrap up 5:30pm – 6:30pm
In addition, all participants can enter for a chance to win
a trip for two to Hawai’i, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines.
These classes will fill up quickly! To register, visit our
David Beltre, Golf Club General Manager
are celebrating Customer Appreciation Week April 21 – 26 at the Golf Club! As a thank
you for your continued support, we will be offering Off-Peak Ball Card rates
Monday through Friday, all day long. Stop by and relax in the Golf Club lobby
with complimentary light refreshments and snacks. Fill out a quick survey and
receive a free $5 ball card or, if you’re feeling lucky, enter for your chance
to win a golf trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines. For more information and to
view a schedule of events, click here.