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William G. Mennen Sports Arena Recipient of U.S. Figure Skating Community Grant
MORRISTOWN, NJ – William G. Mennen Sports Arena is the proud recipient of a 2012-2013 U.S. Figure Skating Community Development Grant in the amount of $2,000.  Under this grant, William G. Mennen Sports Arena will launch this fall a new program entitled, “Explore Your Skills: A Chance to Try Different Figure Skating Programs!”

According to Jackie Palawasta, Mennen Arena’s Skating School Administrator, “This grant provides William G. Mennen Sports Arena the opportunity to offer a new type of group class session. This new program gives the skaters a chance to know what other facets are involved in the sport of skating.  Competitive skaters may just want to have fun, while other skaters (who) may want to try something new.”  With the aid of the grant, a new 4 - week session, beginning September 15 will offer approximately 5 groups of 20 skaters per group each the chance to try synchronized skating, ice dancing, ice theater, and “fun with freestyle.” 

  William G. Mennen Sports Arena is one of the top ten Learn-to-Skate programs in the United States offering year-round eight week sessions for ages three through adults. The sessions are coached by several former U.S. Olympians. Learn-to-Skate is a progressive, step-by-step program supported by United States Figure Skating. “We are excited to offer this new approach to figure skating to both those skaters already enrolled in our popular Learn-to-Skate program, and those who may want to try something new. Similar to our Learn-to Skate program, we will continue to offer classes sized for personalized attention,” according to Palawasta.

For information on this new program and the Learn-to-Skate program at Mennen Sports Arena, please call 973-326-7651. 

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The Morris County Park Commission, recognized as one of the region’s best park systems, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.