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Christopher Morley Park, Grant Park Outdoor Skating Rinks Scheduled to Open December 4

The skating rink at Christopher Morley Park, open seven days a week beginning December 4, offers a beautiful setting.

The outdoor ice-skating rinks at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills and Grant Park in Hewlett are scheduled to open on Friday, December 4, weather permitting.

The rinks, part of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, remain open through around mid-March.

The Christopher Morley rink offers three two-hour day sessions six days a week (Monday - Thursday and Saturday - Sunday) beginning at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m., and two-hour sessions on Friday at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Christopher Morley is a hilly, tree-lined 98-acre park located on Searingtown Road (Exit 36 north of the L.I.E). In addition to the rink, the park includes a large, modern playground; basketball, handball and tennis courts; baseball fields; a nine-hole golf course; heavily wooded nature trails; and a one-mile fitness trail. For information, call 516-571-8123.

The rink at Grant Park in Hewlett is open five days a week from Wednesday through Sunday, offering three two-hour day sessions at 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m., and one evening two-hour session on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Grant is a beautiful 35-acre park nestled in a residential area by Broadway and Sheridan Avenue. In addition to the ice skating rink, there is a large, modern playground; basketball, tennis and handball courts; baseball fields; and fishing in the park lake. For information, call 516-571-7821.

At both parks, group and private skating lessons are available, as well as ice charters for groups, hockey games and private rentals. Patrons may also rent skates. Skating fees range from $4 to $14, depending upon the age of the patron and whether or not one is a Leisure Pass holder and county resident.