YMCA to Open Skate Park on May 1

The skate park will be available for use to the public and will also include skating lessons.

The following was submitted by Linda Roy, Outdoor Center Administrator for the .

On Tuesday May 1, the , Southington’s official town skate park, will open for 2012. The spring hours for the Skate Park are Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The YMCA Skate Park will offer free skateboarding lessons to anyone interested in getting on a board for the first time. The free skateboarding lessons will run during open hours on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

The decision to introduce free skateboarding lessons follows the overall goal of the YMCA Skate Park: to be the perfect place to learn to skate. 

Helmets are required for all skaters, and there is staff present during all open hours to ensure that every skater is following this safety policy. Additional padding is recommended to maximize safety. All skaters must have a 2012 waiver form signed by a parent/guardian on file in order to skate, unless they are 18 years old or over. 

The YMCA Skate Park is free for all Southington residents and members of the Southington and Cheshire YMCAs who are in third-grade or older. Parents must accompany all third- and fourth-graders during their time in the YMCA Skate Park. 

For more information regarding the YMCA Skate Park, contact Jay Jaronko, Outdoor Center Program Director, by phone at (860) 621-8194 x308 or by e-mail at jjaronko@southington-cheshireymca.org.


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