Westchester Skating Academy

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Indoors, open year-round - located in Elmsford, Westchester. Two hockey sized ice rinks - the USA rink and the Canada rink. One flight above the two rinks is the cafe. From the cafe you can view the action in either rink or watch some NHL hockey on the big screen TV. The USA rink seems to be the public session rink - no seating around the rink. The Canada rink has bleachers and seems to be the hockey rink. The entire facility is carefully carpeted with rubber flooring - done so well that you don't even realize that you are walking on rubber. You can get up to the cafe by taking the stairs from the lobby or the elevator from the USA rink. Skate rental of hockey and figure skates is available. They also have "training wheels" for young skaters - a type of walker to help beginners get acclimated to skating. There is a pro shop and video games. Lockers cost 50 cents. Parking is free and plentiful. The ice is great and was resurfaced in the middle of the session. The air temperature is quite cold. WSA is truly a world class facility. A minor negative is the sticker that proves you paid the admission fee. It is supposed to be worn on your clothing, but it doesn't stick well and pieces of stickers find their way onto the ice.
-- written Dec 28, 1999 (based on visit on Dec 11)

Check the Westchester Skating Academy site for more information.

Last updated July 7, 2006.

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