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Where to Practice Winter Sports in Long Beach, NY

December 3rd, 2018 Local Tips
Where to Practice Winter Sports in Long Beach, NY

Winter isn’t just coming — with this week’s storm forecast, we can say that winter is finally here. That’s no reason to hibernate indoors, though. Once snow settles across Long Island, it’s time to unpack the waterproofs, thermals and snow boots to explore the best of winter sports.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Running and biking trails in Long Island, NY, are adopted by cross-country skiers and snowshoers during the winter months. If you’re not an avid skier or snowshoer, there are many businesses that rent the equipment. If you do want to purchase or update your gear, L.L. Bean and REI are good stores where you can get useful advice.

Once you’re all geared up, take a trip to Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith), Muttontown Preserve or Christopher Morley Park — but make sure to check the conditions before you go!

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The Long Beach Ice Arena offers Open Hockey Sessions for groups of 5 players (adults 18 and over) and a goalie in full hockey equipment. The Sticks & Pucks sessions are open for everyone 17 and under in full hockey equipment. Consult the Long Beach Ice Arena 2018 schedule for more information.

If you want some professional inspiration, why not go see a hockey game? The National Hockey League season is still on and you can cheer on the New York Islanders at Barclays Center in Brooklyn or NYCB Live.

Ice-Skating

Whether you prefer to ice skate on rinks or frozen lakes, Long Beach NY has something for everyone.  The Long Beach Ice Arena isn’t just for hockey players. During the public sessions, half of the rink is open for free skating while the other half is reserved for figure skaters with coaches.

Are you interested in skating outdoors instead? Then, go to the Grant Park Outdoor Ice Rink in Hewlett, the Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn or the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park in Woodbury.

When you are ready to rest and recover, choose one of the many winter activities in Long Beach NY for families.

 

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