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    Why No Age Is Too Old for Ice Skating

    Last updated 3 days ago

    The average age of an Olympian is 26, with the average among figure skaters even lower at just over 22. In spite of this, ice skating is not just a sport for athletes with youth on their side. It is a beautiful, exhilarating activity that blends physical activity and art, and it offers a host of benefits. To learn more about these benefits and the precautions that middle-aged adults and retirees can take when stepping out onto the ice for a glide, continue reading below.

    Increase Bone Strength

    Once an adult reaches a certain age, the thought of falling and breaking a bone becomes much scarier than it was in younger years. With the risk of falling that accompanies ice skating and concerns about easily broken hips and their consequences, it is understandable why someone might think figure skating is not for baby boomers. While ice skaters of any age should take care while on the ice, figure skating is a weight-bearing activity that increases bone density and makes bones stronger.

    Bolster Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health

    A common health concern that is even more pronounced among adults than the fear of breaking a hip is the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. As an aerobic exercise that increases blood flow and promotes heart and lung health, ice skating can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

    Improve Flexibility

    In addition to boosting bone strength and fitness levels, ice skating improves balance and flexibility. Before you step onto the ice for the first time in decades, however, you should work on these skills off the ice with an experienced trainer or ice skating coach.

    Amateur and veteran figure skaters of all ages can practice and master the art of figure skating at Aviator Sports and Events Center in New York City. Our qualified ice skating instructors offer adult lessons for all skills levels and adults of any age who wish to put their skills to the test can join a figure skating club and participate in our ice skating competitions and shows. For information about our private figure skating lessons and group ice skating activities, call Aviator Sports and Events Center at (347) 263-8416.

    Group Activities at Aviator Sports and Event Center

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Group athletic activity doubles as an outlet for physical and social energy, helping children improve their fitness and develop interpersonal skills that can last a lifetime. At Aviator Sports and Events Center in New York City, making exercise as safe, fun, and rewarding as possible for the children and adults who use our services are our primary goals. From basketball leagues to rock climbing birthday parties, our facilities are equipped to host all manner of group activities.

    Traditional team sports in which we offer group play include basketball, volleyball, and soccer. We also promote the practice of gymnastics, ice skating, and flag football in group settings. New York City residents looking for a rock wall to utilize can find it in our Brooklyn Center. We even have the space and equipment necessary to help team leaders facilitate effective team building activities. If any of these athletic group activities sounds like what you are seeking for your children, your team, or yourself, give Aviator Sports and Events Center a call at (347) 263-8416.

    Columbus Day Weekend at Aviator Sports

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Aviator Sports wil l be offering extended hours and additional sessions for the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Check out our daily schedule below and bring the family down for some fun!

    Do you still have to work? No worries! We also offer a full-day Break Camp from 9am-4pm. Learn more HERE.


    • Public Skating:  11am-4:15pm, 7:30pm-11pm
    • Open Hockey: 12pm-1:20pm, 10pm-11:30pm
    • Open Basketball: 2pm-4pm, 11pm-2am (18+ only)
    • Rock Wall, Sky Jump, Maxflight: 6pm-9pm
    • Arcade: 4pm-10pm
    • Bike Rentals: sunrise to sunset
    • Gymnastics, Teen Night: 7pm-7:45pm, 7:50pm-8:35pm, 8:40pm-9:25pm



    • Public Skating: 12pm-3pm, 3:30pm-6:30pm, 7pm-9pm
    • Open Hockey: 6:30am-7:50am
    • Open Volleyball: 7pm-11pm
    • Rock Wall, Sky Jump, Maxflight: 11am-6pm
    • Arcade: 10am-7pm
    • Bike Rentals: sunrise to sunset
    • Sky Box Special - Sunday Night NFL Games: 10 wings & 1 pitcher for $15, 15 wings & 1 pitcher for $20, 20 wings & 1 pitcher for $25
    • Green Meadows Farm/Oooky Spoooky Haunted House: 11am-4pm


    • Public Skating: 11am-4pm, 4:30pm-8:30pm
    • Open Hockey: 12pm-1:20pm
    • Open Basketball: 11am-1pm, 3pm-5pm, 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • Rock Wall, Sky Jump, Maxflight:  12pm-5pm
    • Arcade: 10am-5pm
    • Bike Rentals: sunrise to sunset
    • Gymnastics, Play Dates: Set up a play date for groups of 3 or more, call 718-758-7575 at least 24-hours in advance to schedule
    • Sky Box Special - Monday Night NFL Games: 10 wings & 1 pitcher for $15, 15 wings & 1 pitcher for $20, 20 wings & 1 pitcher for $25
    • Green Meadows Farm/Oooky Spoooky Haunted House: 11am-4pm


    Aviator Sports Volleyball Club Announces LIU's Kyle Robinson as Director

    Last updated 12 days ago

    It was announced Wednesday that Kyle Robinson, Head Coach of the LIU Brooklyn volleyball program, has been named the club director and head coach of the Aviator Sports Volleyball Club (ASVC). Entering his seventh season at the helm of the Blackbird program, Robinson has been named the Northeast Conference (NEC) Coach of the Year for the past three seasons and has amassed a 119-70 overall record, including a remarkable 76-10 conference mark that includes three undefeated regular seasons and four NEC championship titles. In addition, his student-athletes have won four NEC Player of the Year awards and six Rookie, Libero or Setter of the Year trophies. Under Robinson’s guidance, the Blackbirds have totaled 17 All-NEC First Team awards and have been named to the second team six times.

    Robinson came to Brooklyn in 2008 after three years as an assistant coach at the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to that he owned his own Club Team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He spent several years playing professionally overseas, including stints in Greece, Puerto Rico and Belgium, while also spending five years with the U.S. National team as an in training athlete and candidate for both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

    "It's an honor to be affiliated with such a professional group like Aviator,” says Coach Robinson. “I am extremely excited to be involved with youth volleyball in Brooklyn and look forward to helping bring the Aviator Sports Volleyball Club to prominence on a national level.  Our club will compete with pride, strength, and honor, and Aviator is the perfect place to cultivate these values.  It's a dream facility for our athletes to perfect their crafts and work on becoming champions."

    The Philadelphia native will serve as Aviator Sports Volleyball Club (ASVC)s Master Coach, Technical Trainer and Club Director. Joining him will be his LIU coaching staff, including Orlando Catalan and Alyssa Bennett as Lead Coaches and his wife, Jennifer Robinson, as a Master Coach and Club Consultant. Tryouts for the 2014-2015 season will be Nov. 4 and 12 for 13U and 15U, and Nov. 5 and 11 for 18U.

    Attached is a full PDF of the release. It can also be viewed online HERE.

    Win Your Way In To The Color Run @ Aviator Sports (up to a $120 value)

    Last updated 14 days ago


    Aviator Sports is running a Color Run Sweepstakes for a limited time on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Check out the details below and count yourself in!

    Sign up for your chance to win two (2) entries - valued at up to $60 each - in to the Color Run  at Aviator Sports on Saturday, July 5 (already sold out) + Sunday, July 6. Winners will be selected at random and notified on June 16. They will have 24-hours to respond with confirmation that they will register with the codes. After that time frame, they forfeit their win.

    Be sure to enter on both Facebook and Twitter to double your chances of winning!

                              Enter on Facebook      |       Enter on Twitter 



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