Bear Mountain Ice Skating!!

Wahoo!! Ice skating is great exercise, and a great way to get outside without devoting a whole day to a hike. This is always a great time, fresh air, great friends, and a delicious meal afterwards, location TBD.

The skating times are in hour & 1/2 blocks, ours will be 4-5:30, so let's meet at 4:00 to skate, then off to eat afterwards. Parking will be $8, skating fee is $5, and skate rental is $4. Observers inside the rink area are $2. Lockers are .50 and only open once. If you have skates, bring them. Refreshments are available. Walkers, bring a flashlight.

If you hate parking fees, you may want to split the cost and carpool from the Ft. Montgomery Overflow Parking area nearby at 3:45. It's the roadside parking area just past the main historic site, maybe 1/10th of a mile past and over a bridge on 9W on the north side of the bridge. Don't go down into the main Ft. Montgomery site on the other side of the bridge. Put Carpool in your RSVP so I know who to expect. If you're not carpooling we would hope to see you inside the rink area or skating changing room. :-)

For those that don't skate, you may enjoy a leisurely walk around Hessian Lake, and then sit and laugh at us skaters while sipping hot chocolate on firm unslippery ground. Please put WALKING in your RSVP so friends know if others are walking so they aren't walking alone....you may want to bring a flashlight as it will be dark!!

If you are a novice skater don't worry!!! We will hold you up for at least a little while!!! The wall is your friend and we love to stop and chat.... :-) They also have really soft ice for those that need it. ;-)

The Bear Mountain Inn is located at the intersection of the Palisades Parkway and 9W, and if you've never been there you really should visit it.

For lots of info about Bear Mountain including directions, visit www.bearmountainicerink.com or call the park at[masked]-2701.

Please email me your cell if I don't have it for changes, I will return with mine. PLEASE DON'T TEXT ME and don't touch the Good To See You buttons afterwards. Nasty weather changes things, check your emails beforehand if you're unsure. $2 Meetup fee unless you're a new friend or over 50 events with me, your adventure is free. Happy day!!!

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  • Susy

    Another winter outing with warm and wonderful friends! Thanks Sheryl! :-)

    January 21, 2014

  • Larry M

    What a great weekend. Hike and dinner, ice skating and dinner. Lots of laughs and great conversation. Thank you Sheryl for making this possible!!

    January 20, 2014

  • Brooks

    It was great to get out on the ice, to play with friends, and break bread with each other. Whatever the venue it's always refreshing, energizing, and fun with you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sheryl!!

    January 20, 2014

  • Cynthia

    Ah, the freedom of using all of my senses at Bear Mountain ice rink was the unfolding of a joyfull get together with friends. Love you guys!

    January 20, 2014

  • Mary

    another great get-together....thank you Sheryl for all your hard work and welcoming smile!

    January 20, 2014

  • Una

    Thank you to all of you for a wonderful evening out!

    January 20, 2014

  • Cathy M

    one word "TERRIFIC". Thanks Sheryl!

    January 20, 2014

  • Wally

    Lotsa fun skating and a great dinner with friends.

    January 20, 2014

  • David

    Everything was looking so good untill Wally held mewhile Brooks ( Tonya Harding style) hit and broke my knee. Oh well, I can't wait till we do this again....

    January 20, 2014

  • Sheryl

    A wonderful evening was had by all. The restaurant did well with our large group and everyone left with a smile on their face. Thanks friends for coming out!!! :-)

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • David B.

    Thanks again Sheryl , good food ,great friends and great recreation ,thank you everything was excellent.

    January 19, 2014

  • karen

    I will be wearing a purple and hot pink hand made scarf. you can't miss it :)

    January 19, 2014

  • Monica R.

    I'm here in a blue coat!

    January 19, 2014

  • John D.

    Look's like I'm out! both car's are OOC have a good time ,catch ya all soon.

    January 19, 2014

  • Una

    Will meet u guys for dinner, no skating or walking for me today!

    January 19, 2014

  • Sheryl

    Good news!! We will dine at the Barnstormer with slightly staggered seatings. More info about it later!! :-)

    January 19, 2014

  • karen

    Hi Sheryl,

    I will be going but I had plans to be there between 5:00 or 5:30 pm. I will try to make it to the next event. I maybe able to meet you in the ring, looking forward to it.
    Karen

    January 19, 2014

  • Naeem

    I apologise I will not be able to attend . Let it be next time . Hope everybody has fun .

    January 19, 2014

  • Jan

    Thanks friends, all set with a ride. See you later :)

    January 19, 2014

  • Jan

    My car is still in the shop. Is anyone coming from the Newburgh area?

    January 19, 2014

  • Sheryl

    I am hoping we can dine at the Barnstormer as we always enjoy doing. We may need to do slightly staggered seatings so we don't overwhelm the kitchen. They do not take reservations so keep your fingers crossed. The location may change but I'm hoping we can dine together somehow. It will work out, it always does. :-)

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • sunny

    hi all got a bum leg!! UGH!! So can't skate ....Boo :( Enjoy your day & have fun!! Hope to catxh you the next time around......

    January 18, 2014

  • Monica R.

    I'm just going to do the parking, as I'm coming from Rockland. But I'm excited to see there will be so many. Looks like it will be fun. This will be my first meet up with your group. Look forward to meeting you.

    January 18, 2014

  • Giulia

    altho i am a skater...will just take a walk this time...bear mtn is a beautiful place..!

    January 18, 2014

  • Debra

    Hi Sue. Wondering if I can hitch a ride at Ft Montgomery with you for this event..Thanks .Debra

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • Debra

      Wondeting if u think you may have room in ur car for me? Thx

      January 16, 2014

    • Sheryl

      There's room in my car, not to worry!! :-)

      January 17, 2014

  • June

    Just.can't. 49ers vs. Seahawks @ 6:30 pm!

    January 16, 2014

  • Claudia

    Sorry about the change Sheryl, but I think I gave you enough time!! LI constantly calls on me.
    Will see you Saturday, though.

    January 16, 2014

  • Una

    All, sorry to miss this outing, have fun, see you soon!

    January 16, 2014

  • Debbie :.

    I would also like to meet for the carpool

    January 16, 2014

  • Linda M.

    I would like to meet for the carpool please and plan to walk at Bear Mountain, not skate.....thank you! Xoxo

    January 15, 2014

  • Naeem

    Where and What time at Fort Montgomery ?

    January 15, 2014

    • Sheryl

      3:45 at Ft. Montgomery, look to the description above for the location. :-)

      January 15, 2014

  • Sheryl

    Update!! We may skip the dining afterwards part as we are a huge group. I will look into where we can go and update if I find a good location.

    January 15, 2014

  • Stephanie M

    I will meet at Ft. Montgomery. And I will try to skate :) See you there!

    January 15, 2014

  • Cynthia

    I will be ice skating for the first time in many years!
    I am looking forward to see the unfolding.

    January 14, 2014

    • Susy

      Hi Cynthia I have an Empire State Pass so there is no fee to park. I'll meet you and anyone else at the Fort Montgomery parking area. I have room for 4 more in my car. I'm not a great ice skater either :-)

      January 14, 2014

    • Cynthia

      Hi Sue, I will see you at Fort Montgomery Thank you! -;)

      January 15, 2014

  • Una

    Hi Sue, can I catch a ride with u from ft Montgomery?

    January 15, 2014

  • Debi

    Walking

    January 12, 2014

  • Heidi C.

    I used to ice skate all the time! I have enjoyed bear mountain and would love to join you guys. It is my twins 21 birthday so depending upon if they want their mom involved in their celebration I am still up in the air. Hope to confirm within the week, thanx!

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Monica R.

    Haven't been skating in years. Would love to try again.

    January 6, 2014

  • Lorraine

    I will be watching from the sidelines

    December 4, 2013

  • Lorraine

    I will be an observer and take in the beautiful scenery at the park :0)

    November 24, 2013

  • Pat(ricia)

    Walking!
    ;D.

    November 24, 2013

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