SkateFest: A Holiday School Break Week Program

by Sandra Foyt on December 18, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

first_time_ice_skatingLooking for something to do with the kids during the holiday school break week? This FREE SkateFest program in Albany offers lessons, demonstrations, and lots more indoor fun.

The Albany Figure Skating Club is pleased to host a special event as part of U.S. Figure Skating’s National Skating Month. SkateFest will be held at the Albany Academy Field House (117 Hackett Blvd., Albany) on Wednesday, December 29th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, with registration beginning at 11:15.

This fun school vacation week event will include a free ice skating lesson with ice skating coaches, ice games, open skating, skating information, raffles, and a bake sale. There will also be a skating exhibition and demonstrations by local figure skaters and the Albany Figure Skating Club’s synchronized skating teams, as well as a special appearance by the Albany Devils’ mascot, Devil Dawg.

All SkateFest events are FREE and open to the public. Skaters must bring their own skates, and helmets are recommended. Information and registration forms are available on the Albany Figure Skating Club’s website:

SkateFest is designed to give skaters of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of ice skating, and to increase awareness of and participation in the sport. National Skating Month, now in its tenth year, allows U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills programs to reach out their communities by offering an event which will give the public the opportunity to try ice skating in a fun and supportive environment.

For more information about SkateFest, please visit, or contact Mary Amodeo at 439-8006 or

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| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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