Pelham summer camps teaching skating, hockey

The Pelham Civic Complex will offer skating and hockey lessons for all ages this summer. (File)

The Pelham Civic Complex will offer skating and hockey lessons for all ages this summer. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

PELHAM – The Pelham Civic Complex will provide a summer oasis for children looking to learn to skate and play hockey and for older students with dreams of one day skating in the Olympics.

Between May 26 and July 24, the Civic Complex will host a series of summer camps aimed at skaters of all ages and skill levels, said Pelham Director of Skating Craig Henderson.

“We will have two different types of skating classes,” Henderson said. “One will be a basic skills class that is basically from the ground up, and another will be for those who really have the dream to skate in the Olympics one day.”

The basic-level learn to skate and learn to play hockey camps will be held from June 1-5, July 6-10 and July 20-24 at the Civic Complex for kids ages 5-12. The classes will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, and the cost of the weeklong class is $250.

The camps will offer 10 hours of skating time, three hours of off-ice workouts, three hours of arts and crafts, one PG-rated movie per day and a pizza party.

At the end of each camp, participants will hold an on-ice performance to demonstrate what they’ve learned to their family members.

To register for the learn to skate and learn to play hockey camps, call the Civic Complex 620-6448, extension 261.

Experienced figure skaters will have multiple opportunities to hone their skills as they chase their Olympic dreams during a trio of summer sessions. The camps will be from May 26-28, June 23-25 and July 14-16 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. daily.

Participants must be between the levels of freeskate 2 and senior.

Each Olympic Dreams class will be $200, and will include nine freestyle sessions, three spin classes, three jumps classes, three power skating classes and three off-ice classes.

To register for the Olympic Dreams class, call the Civic Complex at 620-6448.