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Island Fencing Academy in Plainview.

Island Fencing Academy in Plainview. Credit: Handout

BILLIARDS AND POOL

AMERICAN POOLPLAYERS ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, P.O. Box 321, Wantagh, 516-783-4610, apanassau.com. Season: Summer, fall, spring. World's largest amateur league for average players; 8-ball, 9-ball, 3-person non-handicap; weekly play; tournaments; prize money. Scotch doubles, 8-ball and 9-ball; singles 8-ball and 9-ball; Jack and Jill doubles; ask about free cue promotion. Fee: $25 membership; $35 per week per team.

AMERICAN POOLPLAYERS ASSOCIATION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, P.O. Box 186, Port Jefferson Station, 631-923-2701, apasuffolkny.com. Season: Summer, fall, spring. Amateur handicapped league for average players; 8-ball, 9-ball, weekly play; tournaments. Prize money and trips. Fee: $25 membership.

 

CURLING

LONG ISLAND CURLING CLUB, 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore, 718-598-1109, licurling.com. Season: April-September. Lessons and games on the ice at Newbridge Arena, 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore. Fee: Call.

 

FENCING CLUBS

ISLAND FENCING ACADEMY, 101-32 Dupont St., Plainview, 516-576-0646, islandfencingacademy.com. Lessons: Intro class for ages 8 and up ($130); equipment provided; summer camp; call for details; group and private lessons year-round for ages 5 to adult; Boy and Girl Scout parties, tournaments. Open fencing $15 floor fee (bring own equipment).

LONG ISLAND FENCING CLUB, Centereach, 631-433-8276, lifencingclub.com. Season: Call for schedule. Membership in the U.S. Fencing Association required. Check website for location. Fee: $60 yearly membership; $5 floor fee.

LONG ISLAND SWORDS-FENCING CLUB, 110 E. Williston Ave., East Williston, 631-754-3296. Members: Open to all ages with no membership fee. Competitive and noncompetitive fencing with foil, epee, saber and rapier / dagger theatrical. Specializing in reactivating the experienced fencer and working with new adult fencers. Some equipment available. Season: September-June Lessons: 7-10 p.m. Thur., group and individual. Open fencing, 6:30-10 p.m. Thur. Fee: $5-$20 per session.

MISSION FENCING CENTER, 346 Route 25A, Suite 82, Rocky Point, 631-821-1131, missionfencing.com. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Private lessons, classes at all levels, birthday parties, summer camps at all levels. Fee: See website.

 

LAND SAILING

NEW YORK STATE LANDSAILINGS CLUB, 23 Moss Lane, Levittown, 516-380-0661. Members: 25 Meets: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., at Jones Beach Field 1 except during beach season. Members sail 3-wheeled, wind-powered vehicles; all ages. Blokarts available for members. Visitors and spectators welcome. Fee: None.

 

MOTOCROSS

CLUB MX, South 10th Street, Ronkonkoma, 516-356-2803, clubmxny.com. Season: 10 a.m. to dusk daily all year. Two dirt tracks, beginner / pee wee track, motocross / ATV. UTV rentals available; bring own vehicle and protective gear; lessons available. Riders 4-18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

LONG ISLAND MOTOCROSS, 111 Zorn Blvd., off Horseblock Road, Yaphank, 631-286-9411, islandmotocross.com. Season: All year. See website for hours and race schedule. Membership required; nonmembers call for daily rates. Call or see website for rates and legal requirements. No rentals; bring own vehicle and protective gear. Motocross track, Supercross track and mini track. AMA-sanctioned races, minis to pros. Lessons and camps. Riders younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

ORIENTEERING

LONG ISLAND ORIENTEERING CLUB, 238 Loop Dr., Sayville, 631-567-5063, liorienteering.com. Members: About 90. Six noncompetitive meets annually (3 fall, 3 spring) at various locations; Sunken Meadow and Caumsett state parks, West Hills County Park and Muttontown Preserve; 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (last registration at 1 p.m.) Check website for dates. Fee: $5 member, $10 nonmember, $15 yearly membership. Waiver forms required if younger than 18.

 

ROCK CLIMBING

ISLAND ROCK GYM, 60 Skyline Dr., Plainview, 516-822-7625, islandrock.net. Hours: Noon-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Lessons: $43 beginner ages 15 and older, includes climbing, gear, day pass. Belay lessons (no climbing): $28 includes certification. Staff belay: $45 per hour first climber, $15 each additional climber (maximum 4). Rentals: $4 harness, $4 shoes. Climbing and belaying; birthday parties available, youth climbing team, call for details.

 

SKIING

50-PLUS SKI CLUB OF LONG ISLAND, P.O. Box 774, Westbury, 516-431-1473, 50plusski.org. Members: About 150, 50 and older. Meets: 8 p.m. 3rd Thur. of the month (September-June) at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. Ski trips, cross-country skiing, canoeing, kayaking and white-water rafting trips, biking, hiking, cultural trips, dinner cruises. Fee: $30, $45 married couple.

CRESTHAVEN SKI CLUB, P.O. Box 720478, Jackson Heights, 718-459-1519, skicresthaven.com. Members: 23 and older. Meets: 8 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wed. October-April at Jack Duggan's Pub, 145 Tulip Ave., Floral Park. Two weeklong trips out West, three weekend trips to ski areas throughout New England. Various offseason activities include parties, happy hours, golf outings, biking, hiking and tennis. Open house in October. Fee: $35 annually.

DOUBLE DIAMOND SKI CLUB, 175 E. Old Country Rd., Hicksville, 516-922-9413, doublediamondskiclub.org. Season: Winter and some summer activities. Meets: Monthly. Members: Families and ages 21 and older welcome for one-week trips; one-week trip to Europe, trip to the West, three weekend trips, three 1-day bus trips, après ski party.

GARDEN CITY SKI CLUB, P.O. Box 134, Garden City, 516-783-9194, gardencityskiclub.com. Season: October-April; activities throughout the year. Meets 1st and 3rd Wed. October-April at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1000 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park. Members: 21 and older. Social events, trips to club's lodge in Vermont, skiing at areas throughout New England and the West. Other offseason activities include golf outings, camping trips, bike rides, July 4 event at lodge. Fee: $65 annually.

SUFFOLK SKIDADDLERS, P.O. Box 1408, Ronkonkoma, 631-598-5308, skidaddlers.com. Season: Winter and summer. Members: Open to skiers and snowboarders, 21 and older, all abilities. More than 20 ski trips per year to U.S. and foreign destinations; parties, dances and summer activities such as tennis, golf, camping, fishing, hiking, biking and kayaking. Fee: $60 initial membership.

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