The Town of Oyster Bay's two outdoor ice skating rinks will open for the winter season next Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving, the town announced this week.
The rinks will be open weekends and select weekdays through March 2.
Town officials estimate that the two outdoor facilities -- the Marjorie R. Post rink in Massapequa and the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park rink -- brought in 60,000 skaters last winter.
General admission ranges from $2 to $8 for two-hour sessions, depending on age and residency. Veterans, volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police can get a discounted rate of $3 with identification. In between sessions, the ice is smoothed with a Zamboni machine.
The town also announced that the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage Community Park will host two evening high school hockey games. The Massapequa Chiefs will face the Syosset Braves on Dec. 14, and the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks will face the Bethpage Golden Eagles on Feb. 1.
The skating center is an indoor rink open year-round.
The town's fourth annual "Holiday On Ice" show will take place Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at the center and include figure skating and a hockey game. Admission is free but attendees are asked to bring two nonperishable food items to donate to Island Harvest, a nonprofit that helps feed the hungry.
Saturday, young skaters will get the chance to skate with instructors from the New York Rangers at the indoor ice skating center. New York Rangers alumnus Ron Duguay is scheduled to be there. That program is fully booked.