Ice Rink

Welcome to the SRA Ice Season 2021-2022

Please note our ice rink is for Members Only. The ice rink is NOT open to the public. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Office at (804) 272-7401.

Member Ice waivers and passcode Agreement can be completed online, please click here and register for skating and hockey lessons here.

Holiday Wreaths are on sale again this year, please see below for details!

  • To purchase, simply fill out the “wreath order form ”that was emailed to members, bring in person, or mail to SRA (3201 Chellowe Rd, Richmond, VA 23225).
  • Cost: $35 with checks made out to SRA with ‘wreath fundraiser” in the memo.
  • When: *All orders must be placed by November 15th.

Welcome to another ice season at SRA! Just because the pool is closed, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun activities at Southampton. Your membership includes full use of the ice rink, you just have to sign a Waiver Form and a Passcode Agreement. This can be done at the Lesson Sign-Up and Used Skate Sale (see dates below), in the SRA office or click here for online submission. We have ice hockey clinics, figure skating lessons for all ages including adults, and open skate times. There will also be a couple of weekend Ice Socials that the whole family can enjoy. Check out dates and times for everything on the SRA Ice Calendar found at sra-fun.org.

Ever dreamed of driving a Zamboni? Now is your chance. Our rink is almost entirely volunteer run. Ice making, ice maintenance, and fundraisers are all run by our members. For more information on how you can volunteer, contact Dylan Greenbaum.

Coaches

     

Allison Ezzi returns for her 14th year coaching figure skating at SRA. She is from Massachusetts and loves everything about skating. She competed throughout her childhood, including on a synchronized team at Michigan State University. Her coaching reflects her ice career as she teaches with love, precision and creativity.

We also welcome back the fabulous Leisa Weatherford.  Leisa has been assisting with lessons and the Ice Revue for over 30 years.  We welcome her kindness and dedication!

Our own Kinga Bailty will debut as our Teen/Adult coach this year.  She has 14+ years of experience on SRA ice , 5 years competing on the local Sycro team, and has also skated in additional shows and competitions.

Ava Blasch is another returning coach, helping us for her 5th year. She skated at Southampton for 12 years.

For her 13th season Bella Smith is returning to the SRA rink.  Her 5th year coaching, she is a warm and friendly presence on the ice.  Bella also has experience skating competitively and in shows.

We’re excited to welcome both John Horton and John Chukayne back to coach ice hockey again this year. 

John Horton first put skates on at age 2, skated on his very own backyard rink in Ontario, started playing organized hockey at age 5, joined a travel team at age 7 and has been playing as an adult from college through today. 

John Chukayne is originally from Ohio and has been in organized hockey for over 30 years now.  John has played from a young age all the way through Junior hockey, he has coached various youth levels, High School and is currently coaching for the University of Richmond.  John has a wealth of coaching experience and is excited to offer this to SRA.

Used Equipment Sale

Bring in your old skates, skating apparel, or hockey equipment to sell. Tag it with your name, contact info and asking price and put it on the table in the clubhouse. Items can be dropped off or viewed for purchase at lesson sign-ups or any time the office/clubhouse is open.

Lessons and Lesson Sign-Ups

Skating lessons are an important component of our ice program. Children as young as three years of age can safely learn how to skate, fall and stop on the ice. Skating can be a fun, family activity! We offer a wide variety of classes on different days throughout the week. For those interested in hockey, we will have our ever popular hockey clinic on Sundays at 2:00.

Skate Sale and Lesson Sign Up Dates

Bring your used or outgrown skates, skating apparel and hockey equipment to the SRA clubhouse to be part of our annual Skate Swap so they can be enjoyed by other members. Give your skating equipment a second life, you can donate it to the club or tag it with your name, contact info with your asking price and drop it off at the SRA clubhouse to be included with the rest of the items available for sale.

For those that have not joined in this tradition previously it is a great way to gear up for the skating season usually with a full range of skate sizes to bring the whole family onto the ice. 

Skate Swap

  • Saturday, October 16th,  12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Sunday, October 24th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Skating lessons are an important component of our ice program. Children as young as three years of age can safely learn how to skate, fall and stop on the ice. Skating can be a fun, family activity! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit everyone, even teens and adults.  

For kids of all ages interested in hockey, we will again be offering our very popular hockey clinic on Sundays. We will be evaluating this years crop of young SRA hockey enthusiasts with potential for additional scrimmages/gametime, more to come on an interest meeting following signups.

To register for lessons, please contact the Office at (804) 272-7401 or click here.

Ice Rink Clean-Up 

We need your help to prepare the rink for the season. We ask that you stop into the rink for a bit during the Skate Swaps and help with a little organizing or cleaning (see dates/times below.) Community service hours can be documented for students.

  • Saturday, October 16th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Sunday, October 24th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Ice Socials

A great time to show off your skills with all of your SRA friends or make new friends sharing time at the rink with other families.  We are planning to bring back our family skating socials this year beginning with the start of the season. We will have more on this soon so keep an eye out and we will make announcements shortly.

Ice Revue

We know that everyone will be excited as we bring back our Ice Revue after it fell victim to COVID last year.  The annual Ice Revue is a fun filled event that allows our skaters to show off what they have learned in lessons this season. Families, guests, and ALL SRA members are invited to attend. It’s a wonderful night of SRA entertainment that’s sure to warm your heart! 

Save the following dates we are targeting for the Ice Revue:

  • Dress Rehearsal on the evening of March 4th
  • Ice Revue on March 5th

We plan to hold separate practices for the Ice Revue, practices are planned as follows:

  • February 12th
  • February 19th
  • February 26th.

We plan to have lots of projects to prepare costumes and backdrops, this is a really fun way for everyone to be involved making the Revue even more exciting for all participants.  More to come on this, Stay tuned.

Holiday Wreaths

It takes a lot of money to support the rink but luckily we’ve found fun ways to help pay the bills. Please support SRA Ice Skating though purchasing a festive holiday wreath. This is a great way to get or give your holiday wreaths, while supporting our unique ice program. We are asking our Ice community to please join-in and sell wreaths to family, friends, church groups, other sports teammates, teachers, neighbors, etc. These are beautiful, fresh 22” wreaths ($30) that make perfect gifts for all!

  • To purchase, simply fill out the “wreath order form” that was emailed to members, bring in person, or mail to SRA (3201 Chellowe Rd, Richmond, VA 23225).
  • Cost: $35 with checks made out to SRA with ‘wreath fundraiser” in the memo.
  • When: *All orders must be placed by November 15th.

Wreaths can also be purchased during Lesson Sign-up. Wreaths will arrive to the clubhouse during the first week of December. We will email the exact information on pick-up dates and times around the end of November.