Morris Parks skating program is number 1 in New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Park Commission skating program at Mennen Sports Arena is honored by national organization Learn to Skate USA, which ranked it #1 in New Jersey.

Learn to Skate announced the rankings in an Aug. 4, 2022 letter noting that the Morris County Skating Program enrolled 1,242 skaters this year in the affiliated Mennen Learn to Skate program. This achievement will make the Mennen Arena program a highlight in the winter issue of Learn to Skate USA magazine and the October issue of SKATING magazine, where the Morris County program will be shared with all US Figure Skating members.

“Being recognized by Learn to Skate USA for Arena’s Learn to Skate program is a testament to the dedicated professional skate instructors, arena staff and participants who will benefit from learning a skill that will enable low-impact physical activity for a lifetime,” said David Helmer, executive director of the Morris County Park Commission.

Learn to Skate USA is a globally recognized educational program that promotes skating nationwide. It is supported by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating, as well as Special Olympics, the Professional Skaters Association, and the US Ice Rink Association.

Learn to Skate USA offers a standardized curriculum designed to help skaters of all ages and abilities master the basics of ice skating through specially formulated courses for preschoolers, older children, adults, and skaters. disabled.

The William G. Mennen Sports Arena was built in 1973 on donated land in Morris Township and it opened to the public on January 12, 1975 with a single ice surface and permanent seating for 2,500 spectators. In 1986 a second ice surface was completed and in 2002 a third ice surface was completed.

Mennen Sports Arena now receives over one million visitors a year and has hosted everyone from National Hockey League players and Olympic champion skaters to world-class tennis players and pop music stars. during the many events organized in almost 50 years of activity.

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