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Ice Hockey Rink Opens In Hunters Point

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March 31, 2016 By Christian Murray

A new ice-skating rink dedicated to hockey opened in Hunters Point last month.

The facility, called Long Island City-ICE, is located at 10-12 46th Road and features a 2,300-square-foot rink and a 1,600-square-foot gym.

LIC-ICE focuses on providing lessons, which are available for 6-year-old children and up.

LIC Talk was first to report the story.

LIC-ICE is just about to start its spring training program. The program, which is already booked, offers 29 two-hour sessions for $1,500. There will be 10 children per session.

The classes range from introductory lessons to high-level training.LICFront

However, there are other classes for children on offer as well as programs for men and women who have a desire to learn and play.

“We want to provide kids with the opportunity to become successful hockey players,” said Lada Majkus, a trainer at the facility.

“We live in a city where it’s difficult for children to learn to play hockey,” he said. “We offer it at an affordable rate.”

He said that LIC-ICE’s classes teach children about fitness, skill and physicality.

Majkus said that this is the only facility he is aware of in New York dedicated to hockey. He said most rinks serve multiple uses such as figure skating, hockey and public skating.

Several current and former NHL players will be participating in future LIC-ICE programs, including Stanley Cup champions Miroslav Satan and Marian Hossa as well as former New York Islander defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky and Milan Jurcina.

The facility will also be available to rent for birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, corporate events and private rentals.

Majkus said that Long Island City is a great location for the facility since it is convenient for parents to drop off their children and there are plenty of activities nearby such as the waterfront parks.

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9 Comments

Come on...

Why bother? IDK, seem like a great place for little kids to learn how to play the game. No? Kids don’t need a regulation NHL rink to learn how to play. I’m pretty sure Little League fields are just a tad smaller than Yankee Stadium.




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the_the

Looks to me like a 2500 square foot one story building. How do they cram 3900 square feet of facilities in there?
Is the gym in the basement? Most of these older buildings have very low ceilings in the basement.

Looks like a cool idea (pun intended) and I hope these guys can make this work out for themselves and for the community.




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brooklynmc

I am having trouble grasping the size and compactness of this rink. It is just so small. Really cool, but kind of claustrophobic. I have never seen a rink without benches and those walls and ceilings are going to get some puck marks on them. Wish that was in my basement! (if I had a basement)




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