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Disabled Hockey Teams Will Play Tournament at Town Rink

Event will be held Feb. 2 at Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

A hockey tournament for physically and developmentally challenged players will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Town of Oyster Bay's Ice Skating Center in Bethpage, according to the Town.

“These games will showcase some talented players, who, despite their challenges, play a very competitive game,” said Supervisor John Venditto. “It’s inspirational to see them overcome their obstacles by focusing on their abilities, not their disabilities.”

Venditto said the Long Island Blues Special Hockey Winter Classic will be an opportunity for residents to enjoy some great hockey and the Town's state-of-the-art ice skating center, which has hosted many competitive and community events featuring some high-profile skaters.

“I expect many residents will appreciate the opportunity to see these outstanding special athletes compete and I hope our residents come out in large numbers to support them,” Venditto said. “They serve as testament to what can be achieved through caring coaching, perseverance and determination.”

For more information about the games and other programs at the rink, residents can visit the Town’s website at www.oysterbaytown.com or call the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department at 516-797-4125.

Reminders for the week:

  • Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Monday and Tuesday sanitation and recycling collections will be made Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • The first day to apply for picnic permits is Wednesday.
  • Mooring applications are mailed out Friday.

Mark your calendars:

Town Board Meeting

Where: Oyster Bay Town Hall North

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Children's Magical Music & More

Where: Hicksville Public Library

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Distinguished Artists Concerts

Where: Syosset Public Library

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

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