For the fifth consecutive year, the children of Southern Brooklyn will have the chance to enjoy free ice skating at the Abe Stark Rink (1902 West 19th Street) in Coney Island.
This year’s star skater, former New York Ranger Nick Fotiu, will be hitting the ice to hand out prizes, sign autographs, and offer his assistance to first-timers.
In 2010, young attendees were treated to an appearance by Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul.
The event’s sponsors say that a half-day of winter play not only helps to break up the monotony of a long winter break, but also offers students – and their parents – a fun way to put down the video game controllers for a chance to exercise their bodies as well as their social skills.
“The free ice skating event provides a safe and fun change of pace for many children who usually spend their breaks in front of the computer or the television,” Councilman Domenic Recchia told Bensonhurst Bean. “It not only gets them active but also piques their interest in ice hockey and figure skating. I’m always supportive of events that also foster a sense of community where parents and children make new friends and can get to know their neighbors.”
The action all takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, December 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Abe Stark Rink is located at 1902 West 19th Street and the Coney Island Boardwalk