Will the Kingsbridge National Ice Center be Good for the Bronx?

knicFor years, there has been much debate on what should be done at the Kingsbridge Armory, which has been vacant for many years. A while back, it was decided that the armory will become the first indoor This seems like a great idea, but will this center be affordable for the  people of the Bronx? We already have an ice skating rink, recently opened in Van Courtlandt Park and the prices are very reasonable.

Today, work came out that Mark Messier will be the CEO of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center and all I can think about is how I am not going to be able to afford to take my kids there. The center is not expected to open until 2017 and by that time its going to be more expensive than the alternatives we have in the other boroughs. From the looks of it, I will not be using the facilities as its out of my budget. Do you think you will be going to the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, or will you stick to the skating rinks we know you can afford?

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Ice Skating and Concessions for Two or Four at Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn (Up to 56% Off)

The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19 for ice skating for two (up to a $40 total value)
  • $35 for ice skating for four (up to an $80 total value)

Each skater gets the following:

  • Open-skate admission (up to a $9 value each)
  • Skate rental (a $5 value each)
  • Voucher for a hot dog, hamburger, or slice of pizza with a small drink and chips (a $6 value each)

Aviator Sports & Events Center

In 1931, aviation legends such as Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart traversed the hallowed halls of Floyd Bennett Field, New York City’s first municipal airport. Today, the same site harbors Aviator Sports & Events Center, which accommodates recreation in all of its forms, equipped with 10,000 square feet of indoor hardwood courts and turf fields, two outdoor synthetic-turf fields, and an outdoor space for events that can seat up to 4,000 people—the same number of people it takes to crack open a life-size Big Bird piñata. Twin NHL-regulation rinks host open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside the center, Hammer Strength training equipment and Life Fitness cardio machines span the 5,000-square-foot fitness center, which offers exercise classes for all ages. Only youngsters enjoy summer or after-school camps, but adults and kids alike can take advantage of a roster of sports and leagues, including flag football and rock climbing, ideal for those looking to shorten morning commutes by cutting through the quarry.

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Ice-Skating Outing for One or Two at City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City (Up to 58% Off)

Just as an asteroid burned out the Jurassic Age, blazing pyrotechnics ended the Ice Age during our figure-skating ancestor’s final exhibition. Reenact Neanderthal short programs with today’s Groupon to City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City. Choose between the following options:

  • For $6, you get an ice-skating outing for one (up to a $13 value).
  • For $11, you get an ice-skating outing for two (up to a $26 value).

The outing includes the following for each person:

  • Open-skate admission (up to an $8/person value)
  • Skate rental (a $5/person value)

City Ice Pavilion gives ice-capaders a chance to spend a day skating on a well-maintained, NHL–size rink. During the Pavilion’s public-skate schedule, skating novices and grizzled ice-slicers alike can practice their triple axel, flawlessly perform a butterfly jump, or fantasize about drilling a slap shot right past their goateed evil twin. The City Ice Pavilion is open year-round and easily accessible, just two blocks from the 33rd Street – Rawson Street station. Parking is also free for cars and oversize bobsleds.

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Ice-Skating Outing with Rental Skates for Two or Four at Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn (Up to 58% Off)

The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today’s Groupon to Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:

  • For $12, you get an ice-skating outing for two (up to a $26 value) that includes:
    • Open-skate admission
    • Skate rentals
  • For $22, you get an ice-skating outing for four (up to a $52 value) that includes:
    • Open-skate admission
    • Skate rentals

Skaters skim across the Brooklyn Aviators’ home ice at the Aviator Sports & Events Center, with the chants of fans and face prints of hockey players still faintly present in its chilly halls. Guests don their choice of bladed booties and step onto one of the twin NHL-regulation rinks, looping serenely in circles hand-in-hand or foot-in-foot. The 4- to 5.5-hour open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, are held every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Free lockers safeguard precious belongings and nonskating friends during gliding sprees, though stashers must come ready with their own lock. The facility, which offers free parking, includes a multi-purpose sport and event complex, along with two outdoor fields for organized frolicking contests.

Though Aviator Sports & Events Center offers discounted children’s open-skate admissions, this Groupon still represents the best possible value.

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