Shane and Michelle Coppola, Tarrytown residents, have taken over the ownership and management of the Skating Academy at 91 Fairview Park Drive in Elmsford, N.Y.
Shane was formerly an executive with Westwood One. Dean Hall remains as General Manager, a position he has held for the last 10 years.
Over 500,000 people come to the Academy in each year, participating in the various activities that take place on two Olympic-sized ice rinks, one named the "USA" rink and the other named the "Canada" rink. The facility is the home ice for the Westchester "Vipers" which features ice time and league competition for ages 6 through 14 years. There are always periods of ice time for the general public costing $9 for 2 1/2 hrs. and $3 for skates. The most popular times are weekend days and evenings. Holidays and Birthday ice parties are also quite popular.
Michelle Coppola is now active in scheduling weekly camps for a period of 8 weeks in the Summer featuring hockey and figure skating. She is also instituting a special two-week mini-camp, June 11 through June 22nd for youngsters age 4 through 8. A complete list of innovative programming will be included in camp activities. In addition, the Academy will feature the "Metro" League consisting of the ice teams from Sleepy Hollow, Irvington and Pleasantville High Schools.
Telephone: (914) 347-8232.
Fax: (914) 347-2904.