North Adams Rink – Speed Skating Time – March 2014

For the month of March 2014, there will be dedicated speed skating time on Wednesdays 7:00-8:00PM.  Cost $10 per person.  We will bring up the pucks and we will skate nice and easy!

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Earlier Skating Time – Sunday 2/23/2014 – Last week of skating!!

We are able to skate earlier this Sunday 2/23/2014 – 6:40 – 8:10PM.  We will check week to week to see if we can skate earlier and a notice will be posted here.  Members will also receive an email.

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Public Skating at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink

Currently Public Skating in North Adams is Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:50PM.  Please check the rink website (link below) prior to attending as the schedule does change.
Peter W. Foote
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Outdoor Ice!!!

As of 8AM Monday Jan. 9th there is good skating ice at the north end of Cheshire lake opposite the Base Water Grill on Route 8. Parking in public lot adjacent to the lake.

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Edward J. Basinski, Jr.

Ed Basinski passed away Monday, August 8.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 7 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Devanny Condron Funeral Home, 40 Maplewood Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

The funeral will be at St. Mark Church, West St., Pittsfield, MA at 9am on Friday, August 12, 2011.

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The club erupted in one big involuntary cheer when Mary Lou Dinicola returned to the ice in Pittsfield this Sunday.

We thought Mary Lou would just want to test out her legs. So it was a wonderful surprise when she ramped up the speed to 90% when it was her turn to take the front. It seemed like she’d been envisioning those laps for three and a half months. WELCOME BACK!

We were also ‘Graced’ with the presence of Sadie Grace from Illinois, who’s spring semester internship with the Williams College lacrosse team brings her to western Massachsetts. It is always great to have an expert in the house.

Happy Valentine’s Day PPSSC members. Here’s a valentine I sent to your president, with the help Pam Basinski (Ed’s wife) and the singing quartet “Breakaway”

-Joanne Murphy

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Charles Jewtraw All Around Race 1/8 &1/9

See a fabulous photo of Ed (among others) exhibiting his textbook form at Christie Sausa’s Lake Placid Skater site.

Ed, Arthur and John skated.  Saturday a perfect day on the Oval.  Sunday a perfect day on the Oval, but with snow.

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Learn to Skate – Now Tuesday through Friday (12/28-12/31)

BREAKING NEWS Monday, 12/27/10–Because blizzard conditions are predicted to continue through the day, learn to skate will not be held today.  Instead, the Boys’ and Girls’ Club has generously offered ice time for an additional day this Friday, 12/31.

Learn to Skate will be held Tuesday through Friday this week from 11:45 to 12:45 each day.

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Lake Placid Marathon (12/18 & 12/19) + John Dimon Sighting

12/22/10–Find an album of photos from this weekend’s marathon here.  Find Christie Sausa’s report here.  It was heart warming to hear that John Dimon was present to help with the race.  It appears Pittsfield was not represented at this year’s race.  Oh, you can find the results here.

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Goodrich Pond Not Open for Skating

12/27/19–No skating, too much snow.

12/23/10–Ice is still nice on Goodrich Pond. We plan to skate tomorrow morning at 9:30. hope to see you there. check out the map below for access location.

12/22/10–Goodrich Pond has nice ice.  It’s being shoveled and groomed daily by a crack crew of Certified Ice Meisters.  We access the Pond at the end of Melrose Av.  A map is here.

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