March 29, 2016
—It’s no secret the New York Aviators were moving on from the Aviator Sports and Events center. With a new move comes a new name and logo. It is now official that the New York Aviators will be changing their team name with their new move to the Long Beach Ice Arena. They will now be the Long Beach Sharks
. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sharks organization and although there is a new team and new location, the goals and expectations remain the same.
The announcement comes on the heels of an already confirmed story that the NY Aviators were moving to the Long Beach Ice Arena and so with that a new team name and logo was in order including new jerseys. There had been hints for weeks there was a fresh new start coming for the now former Aviators team. There is a lot of excitement to look forward to as this process will continue to grow.
In an official statement from team Owner Jim Loughran he couldn’t be more excited for this move.
“It’s the dawning of a new era for our Junior program that includes a new home rink and a new identity to set the stage for the 2016-17 season. Moving forward we will be known as the Long Beach Sharks as we embrace our new home in Long Beach that offers a beautiful environment for our players and fans! We look forward to bringing the people of Long Beach a competitive program that they can root for, for many years to come”.
Stay tuned for more updates as more news continues to follow this historic and exciting announcement!!
Have you missed us….. Well, We’re Back!
Come visit some of your favorite produces this SATURDAY from 9am ~ 2pm!
~ Finks Farm
~ Butterscotch*s Bakery
~ Miss Amy’s Jams
~ Orwashers Breads
~ Monty’s Breads
~ Little Lexi’s Barkery
~ PDR Fishery
~ Naturally Grass Fed Meats
~ Gianni’s Chicken Burgers
~ The Big Cheese
~ Saint James Brewery
And of course we have Horman’s PICKLES!
We look forward to seeing many smiling faces this Saturday, see you there!
For more info, visit: Kennedy Plaza Farmersmarket
The City of Long Beach will host a First Night Celebration on Wednesday, December 31 at the Long Beach Ice Arena from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free!
The alcohol-free event is a great way for families to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. Parents and kids can enjoy games, music, a holiday movie, snack bar special, and ice skating (from 6pm to 8pm). We will celebrate the new year at 7pm with our own ball drop.
Don’t forget about Winter Wonderfest this Saturday and Sunday at our Long Beach Ice Arena.
There’s something GREAT to do on a rainy, cold saturday. Get dressed up and have your winter portraits taken by local photographer: Christina Tisi-Kramer. CTKphotos and will be there with her associates both days to capture your precious moments. This is WAY better than standing on line at the Mall or at Babies R us.
The City of Long Beach recently participated in USA Hockey Across America Weekend on February 28 through March 2. The Long Beach Ice Arena hosted two exciting events during the weekend: the NYSAAU Hockey Championship Tournament and Try Hockey for Free Day. The Long Beach Marines came in 2nd place after losing to Cheektowaga 4-3 in the championship game of the Tournament. Long Beach played well the entire weekend led by seniors, Tom McGovern and Evan Schwartz. The support and energy from the stands was amazing.
On Saturday, March 1, the arena held Try Hockey for Free Day Across America. 29 boys and girls, ages 3-14 participated in this opportunity that featured a 45 minute learning session including skating, stick handling, and shooting. Try Hockey for Free is a great introduction to our in-house programs which include; Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, and House League Hockey. If you have not been down to the Long Beach Ice Arena, give it a try! Right now it is the hottest place in town.
For more information on public skating sessions, hockey and skating lessons and programs, please visit our website at www.longbeachny.gov/icearena.
The City of Long Beach invites boys and girls ages 8 and under to the Long Beach Ice Arena on March 1, 2014 at 12:00pm for a Try Hockey For Free Clinic. The clinic is designed for children to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. We look forward to introducing new families to this fantastic sport. Youth hockey is a great sports option, give it a try! Opportunities to get into youth hockey continue to grow with cost-effective options.
To pre-register for the Try Hockey For Free event, please visit www.tryhockeyforfee.com or contact Matt Angst at 516-208-6136.
Kerry Ann Troy
City of Long Beach
Department of Parks and Recreation Events
Newsday is reporting that Long Beach Arena-makeover is on the minds of our city officals (Newsday: Long Beach leaders look to rehab ice rink). From the article:
[quote]Long Beach, which owns and operates the 38-year-old bayfront facility, plans to issue a request for proposals from firms interested in partnering with the city to run the aging arena, city officials said.
City Council President Len Torres said the city will consider proposals from firms that want to manage the facility, purchase its naming rights, or partner with the city to refurbish it.[/quote]
And what about that lawsuit Shaun blogged about on Seabythecity last October? Newsday reports:
[quote]Long Beach’s last attempt to contract out the arena landed the city in court. Former operator Bernard Shereck, who followed Santini, sued Long Beach in 2009 after the city evicted him from the facility for alleged nonpayment of $175,000 in rent.
The parties are due in Supreme Court in Nassau County on Aug. 3, and the case could be headed for trial, said Richard Cahn of Huntington, a lawyer for Shereck.[/quote]
I’ve been to the Long Beach Arena several times this past year. While I’ve seen worse on Long Island (Ice Works, Ice Land), it definitely needs a makeover.
RELATED LINK: Seabythecity, October 31st, 2011: On Thin Ice (Another Slippery Lawsuit for LB)