Announcements & News

ICE RINK INFORMATION

 CLINTON SQUARE ICE RINK

The Clinton Square Ice Rink will open for the season Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. It will be closed during the ceremony and reopen immediately after with extended hours until 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. The general admission fee is $5.00. The admission fee for children (12 and under) and seniors (55 and older) is $3.00. Skate rentals cost $5.00. Credit card and cash payments are accepted. Pre-registration is not required at this time. Patrons can call 315-423-0129 or visit www.skatesinthecity.com for more information.
 
 
MEACHEM ICE RINK
Meachem Ice Rink is an enclosed rink that is open year-round and located on the city's south side in the Valley (121 W. Seneca Turnpike, 13207). It is home to several local organizations, including the Syracuse Cougars hockey team, Valley Youth Hockey, Onondaga Youth Hockey, as well as a favorite spot for other local hockey groups. 
 

PUBLIC SKATE HOURS

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Noon-3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Noon-3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon-3:15p.m.
  • Friday: Noon-3:15 p.m. 
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

OPEN SKATE FEES

  • Admission (13-54): $5
  • Admission (55+): $3
  • Admission (12 & under): $3
  • Skate Rental: $5

SPECIALS

  • Lunch Time Special: Tuesday-Friday, Noon-3:15 p.m. $4 includes admission, skate rental and hot chocolate (Not available during holidays or school breaks).
  • Skate & Shoot: Thursdays, 9-11:45 a.m. $4 gives skaters the opportunity to practice their hockey skills or enjoy pick-up hockey games with enough participation. Hockey goals will be on the ice. Skaters must have their own hockey equipment and helmets. Helmet, gloves, stick and skates required.
  • Wednesday Free Skate: Admission is free on Wednesdays throughout the winter (not available April-October). Skate rental is not included.
  • Senior Skate (55+): Fridays, 9-11:45 a.m. $2 includes admission, skate rental and free hot chocolate for seniors who wish to have some ice time to themselves to exercise and practice their skating skills in a nice, quiet setting.

MASK WEARING

Mask wearing is strongly recommended In all common areas of the facility by all individuals who are vaccinated, and required for those that are not. The only exception to this is where social distance of 6’ cannot be maintained between visitors, spectators and staff. Masks must be worn in these instances. 

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs will also enforce the same guidelines as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) with regards to mask wearing during athletic activities. This policy shall also apply to coaches, referees and any individual involved with athletes during the physical activity on the ice.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

  • November 25: Closed
  • December 24: Regular Hours (subject to change)
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 31: Regular Hours (subject to change)
  • January 1: Closed

For more information contact Meachem Ice Rink at 315-492-0179. 

 
SUNNYCREST ICE RINK

One of the three ice rinks operated by the Parks and Recreation Department, Sunnycrest Ice Rink is an enclosed rink that is located on the city’s east side, next to Henninger High School. It is just a five minute drive from The Teall Ave exit on Route 690. Sunnycrest Ice Rink is open Nov. 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022 and is home to several local organizations, including the Parks & Recreation Broomball League, Syracuse Speedskating Club, Learn to Skate program, and several youth organizations. The rink also offers weekly specials, including Wednesday free skate, a lunch special, Skate & Shoot Wednesdays, and Senior Skate. Registration is not required at this time. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

PUBLIC SKATE HOURS

  • Monday: Noon-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Noon-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Noon-5:30 p.m. & 7:15-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon-4:30 p.m. & 7:15-10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:45-10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

OPEN SKATE FEES

  • Admission (13-54): $5
  • Admission (55+): $3
  • Admission (12 & under): $3
  • Skate Rental: $5

SPECIALS

  • Lunch Time Special: Monday-Friday, Noon-4 p.m. $4 includes admission, skate rental and hot chocolate (Not available during holidays or school breaks).
  • Skate & Shoot: Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m. $4 gives skaters the opportunity to practice their hockey skills or enjoy pick-up hockey games with enough participation. Hockey goals will be on the ice. Skaters must have their own hockey equipment and helmets. Helmet, gloves, stick and skates required.
  • Wednesday Free Skate: Admission is free on Wednesdays throughout the winter. Skate rental is not included.
  • Senior Skate (55+): Thursdays, 9-11:45 a.m. $2 includes admission, skate rental and free hot chocolate for seniors who wish to have some ice time to themselves to exercise and practice their skating skills in a nice, quiet setting.

MASK WEARING

Mask wearing is strongly recommended In all common areas of the facility by all individuals who are vaccinated, and required for those that are not. The only exception to this is where social distance of 6’ cannot be maintained between visitors, spectators and staff. Masks must be worn in these instances. 

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs will also enforce the same guidelines as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) with regards to mask wearing during athletic activities. This policy shall also apply to coaches, referees and any individual involved with athletes during the physical activity on the ice.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

  • November 25: Closed
  • December 24: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (subject to change)
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 31: Regular Hours (subject to change)
  • January 1: Closed

For more information contact Sunnycrest Ice Rink at 315-473-4696. For information about the adult broomball league contact Trevor Wallace at twallace@syrgov.net. For information about the Learn to Skate program email Syracuse_learn2skate@yahoo.com.

Southwest & Valley Pool Hours for 11/21/21 - 1/3/22

VALLEY POOL HOURS

LAP SWIM (Pre-registration & $ required)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

OPEN SWIM

Mondays & Fridays

  • 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm.

Saturdays

  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ADULT SWIM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 

SOUTHWEST POOL HOURS

LAP SWIM (Pre-registration & $ required)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Sundays

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

OPEN SWIM

Monday – Friday

  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

  •  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 Saturdays

  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ADULT SWIM

Monday – Friday

  • 12:00 p.m.  – 2:15 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

REGISTER FOR HOLIDAY HAYRIDES AT BURNET PARK

Join us for a horse-drawn wagon ride through Burnet Park, followed by a visit with Santa!
  • Dec. 10, 11, 17 & 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Online pre-registration is required at Programs (recdesk.com) 
 
$2 per person. Don't delay, register today!
 

FALL QUICK SESSION 2021 SWIM LESSONS

QUICK SESSION SWIM LESSONS at Valley Pool will run on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11/23-12/21 (No class 11/25). Registration opens 11/20 at 8 a.m. Residents $10/Non-residents $35
 
The department will continue to follow guidelines and adjust accordingly to ensure the health and safety of swimmers and staff.

SYRACUSE PARKS, RECREATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMS REQUIRES FACE COVERINGS AT CITY COMMUNITY CENTERS

Center staff and patrons must wear coverings regardless of vaccination status

As new COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the nation and locally, the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs announced face coverings are now required to be worn by staff and patrons at the city community centers, effective immediately. The face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.

The Parks department operates six neighborhood community centers:

  • Bob Cecile Community Center at 174 W. Seneca Turnpike, 13205
  • Lou Bova Butternut Community Center at Schiller Park, 223 Whitwell Dr., 13203
  • Magnarelli Community Center at 2308 Grant Blvd., 13208
  • Seals Community Center at Kirk Park, 300 W. Borden Ave, 13205
  • Wilson Community Center at 1117 S. McBride St., 13202
  • Westmoreland Community Center at 130 Westmoreland Ave, 13224      

Senior programming is offered at the Bob Cecile and Magnarelli Community Centers from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information about senior programming, contact Jackie Hallmon at 315-473-2678.

After-school youth programming for the 2021-22 school year will be available at our community centers beginning Monday, Sept.13, with the exception of the Bob Cecile Community Center. Membership registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 1 HERE  Hours vary by location and age. For more information about after school youth programming, contact Jesse Brantley at 315-473-4330.

Mask wearing is recommended in all other city buildings.

HOW TO CREATE A RECDESK USER ACCOUNT

To Create A Recdesk User Account click HERE. For assistance on setting up an account click HERE
 
To make changes to your account please call our Main Office at 315.473.4330.

VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER will be accepted. Be advised there will be a 2.75%, non-refundable, transaction fee applied to each credit card transaction (subject to change).

Department Refund Policy:

All program and reservation refunds are required to be submitted in writing 30 days from the start of the program or rental for a full refund, less the $5.00 processing fee, with the exception of aquatics programs. Aquatics programs must be submitted ten (10) days for a full refund, less the $5.00 processing fee. Please be advised that credit card transaction fees will not be refunded in any case. All refunds may take 2-4 weeks to process.  

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