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September 29, 2005

Families and kids of all ages are invited to skate for free and learn about all the services and activities that are offered for both seasoned and novice skaters during the annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Playland Ice Casino at Playland Park in Rye.

The Ice Casino features a climate-controlled main, children’s and studio rink, which can accommodate a total of 1,100 skaters.

The Playland Ice Skating School offers ice skating classes and clinics and children’s hockey clinics by professional instructors throughout the season. Lessons are available by group session or individually by advance reservation, with instruction geared to skaters of every level of ability.

Other services at the Ice Casino include a video games room, snack bar and lounge, and coming soon a new pro shop.

Families, schools, corporation and other organized groups can reserve the Ice Casino for birthday parties and other special events.

In addition to a full schedule of skating sessions throughout the season, the Ice Casino also hosts the popular Saturday Family Skating Night from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission to Family Skating Night is only $25, which covers up to four family members and includes admission, skate rentals and one large pizza. And, Fridays are Party Nights, with a D.J. from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $10, which includes skate rental.

Admission to Customer Appreciation Day is free; skate rental is $3.

Regular admission to the Playland Ice Casino is $6 for adults, $5 with a Westchester County Park Pass, and $4 for children 12 and under ($3 if accompanied by a Park Pass holder), Students pay $4 on weekdays (except Party Nights and holidays) and seniors pay $4 with a Park Pass. Spectators pay $2.

The Playland Ice Casino is a Westchester County Park. It is located in Rye and can be reached via I-95 (the New England Thruway) to Playland Parkway, exit 19. Follow the parkway directly into Playland Park. Parking for the Ice Casino is free.

For more information about skating sessions, lessons, rental or facilities, call (914) 813-7059. Information about the Playland Ice Casino is also available by logging on to www.ryeplayland.org or www.westchestergov.com/parks.



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