The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that ice skating lessons for people with disabilities are available at the Warinanco Ice Skating Center in Roselle.  The county-operated skating rink is located in the western portion of Warinanco Park, near the border with Elizabeth.

“The ice skating program at the Warinanco rink is one of several new activities offered by Union County for people living with disabilities,” said Freeholder Deborah Scanlon, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “Besides being a great source of exercise, ice skating at Warinanco is a lot of fun for people of all ages.”
 
Pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $12 for four Saturday classes which begin on Oct. 30 and continue on Nov. 6, 13 and 20. Instruction is from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. followed by an open skating session. Participants are encouraged to stay with a chaperone and skate until the end of the open skating session at 3:00 p.m. Skates are provided for those who require them.
 
To register for classes, or for more information about recreation programs for people with disabilities, please contact Margaret Heisey at 908-527-4806 or email: mheisey@ucnj.org .
 
Ice skating for people with disabilities is made possible in part by funding from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs through a Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities grant.
 
The Warinanco Ice Skating Center is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is located near the Thompson Avenue entrance to Warinanco Park in Roselle. For more information about activities at the Ice Skating Center, call 908-298-7850 for a recorded seasonal message. For other information, contact the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 908-527-4900 or visit the website: www.ucnj.org .