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Valparaiso Parks Ready To Start Skating Season

     Valparaiso’s highly anticipated Winter Recreation programs are open for registration at Central Park Plaza! Skating lessons for kids and teens, as well as youth hockey to get young athletes moving on the ice. So dust off your skates or rent some from us, and find the right ice rink activity for you!
     Learn To Skate: Looking to learn or perfect your child’s skill on the ice? Lessons are offered for all age groups: Tots, Beginners and Juniors, Intermediate and Advanced.
     Youth Hockey: Players will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of ice hockey or master new skills in a fun, challenging, and encouraging environment! 
     Click Here To Register!

     Valpo’s Annual First Skate party, is scheduled for November 12th, get more info here. An extraordinary experience with bragging rights for being the first on the ice this season! Tickets benefit the Valpo Parks Foundation which brings people and community resources together to enhance and sustain the highest quality park facilities and programs.

     Valpo Parks can be reached by calling 219- 462-5144 or website: valpoparks.org

 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.