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Friday, February 22, 2013

Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties: Skate Date!

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:29 PM

The beautiful Kiwanis Ice Skating Arena in Saugerties

I finally went on an ice skating date at the Kiwanis Ice Skating Arena in Saugerties yesterday. It is a beautiful, well-maintained, huge (197 feet x 85 feet) ice skating rink in the Cantine Field Complex, next to the Small World Playground. There were only a few people skating there around lunch time: a small group of girlfriends, two families, a grandma, and us. We paid our admission ($6 per adult), and rented skates ($3). The guys get hockey skates and the ladies usually get the figure skates. The staff member said it's because the hockey skates are a bit stronger. (My feet started hurting after 10 minutes of skating with the figure skates, so I exchanged them for the men's hockey skates. My feet felt a little better, and I felt a bit more confident on the skates, too.

The temperature in the ice arena is very cool, which makes for an invigorating work out. I hadn't been here in at least two years so I was very rusty. The first minute I was on the ice, I was thinking, "Uh, this is a bad idea!" Once I stopped clinging to the edge of the rink, I started to relax, and 20 minutes later, I was able to slowly skate around the rink. I looked a bit stiff, but at least I only fell once!

For more date ideas in the Hudson Valley visit HudsonValleyGoodStuff.com, a blog Vanessa Ahern started in January 2009.

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