Season Reminders

In 1962 Reynolds Metals donated an ice skating rink to Southampton Recreation Association. Around 1971 a roof and walls began to take shape, and in 1975 the rink was rebuilt because of a transformer fire that destroyed it.  Between 1980 to 84 Scott Hamilton taught Make a Wish Foundation lesson on SRA ice and did one of his trademark flips.  Singer-songwriter Robin Thompson coordinated music for the Ice Revues in the 1980’s. And we had nationally known coaches Barbara Easely and Edward Van Campen (Dutch National Champion) as well as Jack Coulter.  Student’s came from as far away as Petersburg to take lessons on our ice.

We celebrate friends, family, fun, awesome donations and selfless volunteers. We celebrate an incredible community of people who support SRA, not only ice, but tennis, swimming and family.  We celebrate figure skating, ice hockey and the pure joy of gliding and playing. Come celebrate and join our winter community and our awesome new rink roof!

 

Ready to Skate?

  1. Fill out your annual Waivers and Pass code forms before taking the ice for the first time! Found on Forms page.
  2. Not an SRA member, then fill out a Winter Membership form to join. These forms are available by request from the SRA office.
  3. Guest are welcome with waiver and $5 fee folded and placed in the fee box in the rink. Guest waivers are available on Forms page.
  4. Become a rink volunteer? We have many opportunities! Talk with Andrea Bleck-Smith or look on the SRA calendar for scheduled Ice Committee meetings. We’d love to have you join us.

Ice Events/Calendar

Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

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 NOW, simply fill out the attachment titled “wreath order form”, bring in person, or mail to SRA (3201 Chellowe Rd, Richmond, VA 23225). Don’t forget to include a check made out to SRA with ‘wreath fundraiser’ in the memo. Wreaths can also be purchased during Lesson Sign-up and during the Craft Fair. 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. *All orders must be placed by November 6th.

Craft Fair

Saturday November 24, 2018, 10:00-4:00 (Rain date, Sunday Nov. 25)

SRA is hosting its first annual CRAFT FAIR! We’ll have a variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, clothes and anything else that may be on your Christmas shopping list. Please bring your family and friends of all ages the Saturday after Thanksgiving to join in what should be a super fun day of festivities and shopping. All proceeds go directly to fund the ice rink. If you are an artist and want to have a booth, contact Maja Bality (804) 938-3682.

 

 Ice Socials

An ice social is a time for members to get together at the rink to enjoy skating, music, hot cocoa, and snacks. It’s a great way to socialize and get a winter boost of SRA spirit! It’s a potluck, so bring your favorite snack to share and prepare for lots of fun. Tentative dates are December 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 and January 25 from 7:30 – 9:00   Please check the ice calendar on sra-fun.org

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

Sunday, October 21st,  2:00 – 4:00 (followed by rink clean-up)

Saturday, November 3rd, 11:00 – 2:00 (followed by rink clean-up)

Ice Rink Clean-Up 

We need your help to prepare the rink for the season. Community service hours can be documented for students accompanied by an adult.

Ice Revue

The annual Ice Revue is a cross between an ice show and a recital, where skaters can show off their skills and entertain family and friends. Please join us to cheer on all our wonderful SRA skaters.

Practice for the Ice Revue will be held starting January 31 (pending make-up needs), and during the weeks of February 4 and February 11. Ice Revue dress rehearsal is February 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Mandatory for participants). The Ice Revue will be held on February 23 at 7:00 pm.

Rink parties must be scheduled and guest waivers and fees filled out and paid for each non-SRA guest. Fees are $5 for each skating guest.  You may rent the clubhouse by contacting Stephanie in the office or Maja Bality at 804-938-3682.

Rink

Please Look Before You Skate:  You must check the thermometer beside the rink entry gate before skating. The ice temperature should read below 25° for safe skating. If you arrive and find the ice temperature higher or detect that anything else is problematic at the rink, please call Maja Bality immediately at (804) 938-3682 or Dylan Greenbaum at (804) 337-7739.

Ice Maintenance:  We have a team of wonderful volunteers who maintain the ice daily using the Ice Wizard (a mini-Zamboni). You may not use the Ice Wizard unless you have been properly trained by one of our maintenance crew member, currently Neal Fleenor is in charge of training. Ice equipment and maintenance are for our trained members only.

Volunteer Opportunities:  This rink is a unique and special place that is run almost entirely by volunteers. We’d love your help! You can volunteer now and again or join a team. Teams include: rink clean-up and maintenance, ice making team, Ice Wizard team, Ice Revue team, and a support crew for lessons and socials. If you have a more experienced skater over the age of 13 who’d like to assistant coach for service hours, we could use their help! Please call or text Maja Bality (804) 938-3682 to volunteer and help keep the rink running and growing.

Ice-Only Memberships: Know any non-SRA members who may want to use the rink all season? Call the SRA office at (804) 272-7401 or email sra2office@gmail.com for more information.