Season Reminders

This year we mark 55 years of Ice at Southampton! 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.

This year we celebrate 55 years of 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!

Coaches

Allison Ezzi – We are grateful to have Allison return as our head coach and revue coordinator extraordinaire.

Kelly Walker Gregory – Kelly is our awesome adult teachers who can teach you to skate anew, or help you hone your stops, turns, and more.

Chris Hogan – Chris returns as our hockey clinic lead coach, motivator, and coordinator.

Derek Andresen – Joins the team teaching Power and Skills on Hockey skates as well as returning to assist with hockey clinic.

Assistant coaches –Returning this year is Leisa Weatherford, Sarah Carr, and Dave Dourghty

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 Calendar

Rink dates are tentative due to roof construction. We hope to open as scheduled.

Rink open dates- Open date Nov.11 and Close date March 17th dependent on roof construction and weather.

Lesson Sign-Up and Skate swapOctober 21 10:30 to 2 and the 29th 1 to 3, in the SRA clubhouse. Sign-up for your seasons skate lessons and bring your old skates and equipment to sell. Tag it with your name and price and leave it on the table. Buying skates and hockey equipment are a great deal on the skate swap table.  Additionally, only at the Ice Swap – come order your SRA ice shirt and Holiday Wreath to support the rink.

Fundraisers at Lesson Sign-Up and Skate Swap

Holiday Wreaths Support SRA Ice facilities by purchasing a festive holiday wreath.  These are beautiful, fresh wreaths that make perfect gifts for all!  To purchase now, simply fill out the form on the SRA website.  You can pay online or drop cash or check off at the SRA office.  You can also order wreaths at the skate swap. Wreaths will arrive at the clubhouse during the first week of December.  We will email the pick-up dates and times.

SRA Ice Spirit Wear is back.  The skate swap is the only time to order a t-shirt or sweat shirt.  To purchase now, simply fill out the form on the SRA website.  You can pay online or drop cash or check off at the SRA office by October 29th.  We will email the pick-up dates and times when they arrive.

Rink Clean-up

Sun. October 29 rink clean up 3 to 5

We need your help to prep the rink for season. Come clean, paint, repair, and organize the rink inside and out. Community service hours can be documented for students accompanied by an adult.

Ice Socials – December 15 and February 9, 6:30 to 9pm. All SRA Ice members are invited to join the fun of open skating the rink together.  Hot chocolate and snacks to share.  It’s sure to be a great time.

Revue – Practice will be held the weeks of Feb 3 (pending make-up needs), through the 17th.

Ice Show Dress Rehearsal is Feb. 23th 6 to 8 (Mandatory for participants!)

Ice Revue Feb. 24th 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 Andrea at ablecksmith@yahoo.com

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 degrees for safe skating.  If you arrive and find the ice temperature higher or detect that anything else is problematic at the rink, please call the emergency numbers posted in the rink.

Ice Maintenance:  We have a team of wonderful volunteers who maintain the ice daily using the ice wizard.  You may not use the ice wizard unless you have been properly trained by one of our maintenance crew members.

Ice Schedule:  Please consult the calendar linked to our website before heading out to skate.  Email Andrea Bleck-Smith ablecksmith@yahoo.com if you have any suggestions or special requests regarding the ice schedule.  We do our best to present a balanced ice program and schedule that allows everyone an opportunity to enjoy the rink.