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2014 Chelsea Challenge Hockey Tournament at Sky Rink!

Jim Bugenhagen, Sky Rink General Manager

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Join us at Sky Rink this weekend for the 14th 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 everywhere and this year will feature players from all over the U.S. and Canada!

Games will begin on Saturday, May 24 at 12:10pm and run all-day until 9:00pm. The tournament will continue on Sunday starting at 10:50am, followed by playoff games from 3:30pm – 7:00pm. Finals and championship games will begin Monday, May 26 at 9:30am with the last game starting at 12:10pm.

With 14 teams in three divisions, this year's tournament is sure to be full of excitement. Don't miss out! Spectators are welcome and admission is free for all ages. 

Sky Rink skaters and coaches compete at 2014 USFS Adult National Championships!

Jim Bugenhagen, Sky Rink General Manager

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Congratulations to all of the Sky Rink coaches and skaters who competed at the 2014 Adult National Championships in Hyannis, Massachusetts last weekend!


Birdie Myels - 1st Place, Solo Gold Dance

Amy Engeler & Robert Engle - 1st Place Gold Dance, 4th Place Championship Dance

Marni Halasa - 2nd Place, Light Entertainment, Masters, Class 3

Linda Francis - 3rd Place, Silver Ladies, Class 4

Lisa Davies - 1st Place, Silver Ladies, Class 2

Anna Drozda - 3rd Place, Silver Ladies, Class 1

Ruth Smith - 6th Place, Bronze Light Entertainment

Coaches who had students in the competition include Denise Beaumont, Ken Benson, Darlene Parent, James Schilling, Maria O'Connor, Emanuel Ancorini, Keith Lichtman, Elisa Angeli and Brad Cox. Kudos to all!

The US Figure Skating competition is designed to accomodate the hundreds of adult skaters nationally who desire to continue their competitive experiences, at all and any levels, from beginning levels like Pre-Bronze to Masters categores was a huge success.

Congratulations to Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars!

Jim Bugenhagen, Sky Rink General Manager

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Sky Rink's longest running artistic ensemble team, "Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars" qualified for the 2014 USFS Showcase Nationals.  The Showcase in a unique competition opportunity where figure skaters can perform artistic and creative routines as a single, duet, small group or production.  Coached by Sky Rink staff professional Marni Halasa, the team won a bronze medal at last year's National Showcase Competition in Cape Cod in the Production Team category and looks forward to this year's competition in Los Angeles.

Olympic Fest at Sky Rink

Jim Bugenhagen, Sky Rink General Manager

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Sky Rink  is hosting an Olympic Fest! The all-day event will be held on Saturday, February 8, and includes free General Skating, with figure skating shows and hockey games mixed in, plus free hot chocolate and coffee with exciting raffles and prizes on Sky Rink's Sunset Terrace waterside event space.

It's a great opportunity for families to watch live coverage of the Games on Sky Rink's large screen TVs, catch Olympic fever, skate, watch future hopefuls, sip hot chocolate and have a blast.

The event is completely free and families and children of all ages are invited to come celebrate the Games all day from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

For a full schedule of on and off-ice events, please click here.

Happy Birthday Darlene Parent!

Ken Benson, Director of Figure Skating

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Sky Rink coaches threw Darlene Parent, the longest-running skating coach at Sky Rink, a party for her 75th birthday last week. Darlene, a mentor to nearly all the coaches at the rink, wears many hats at Sky Rink:  she is the competition director for the rink's annual Ice Skating Institute competition, runs the Skating Club of New York test sessions every month and also teaches many Sky Rink skaters, her specialty being moves-in-the-field. An icon in the New York City figure skating community, Darlene is also known for skating in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as inventing and performing nationally in unique toe-skates -- ballet pointe toe shoes that are attached to figure skating blades.  During her impressive skating career, Darlene skated in Dick Button's Ice Travaganza at the 1964 World Fair in Queens and was featured on "You Asked For It" on ABC TV in 1959, in addition to having her own production company Darlene Parent Productions which produced skating shows on synthetic ice for events.  Happy Birthday Darlene!

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