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Essex Special Skaters Learn to Skate practice
Essex Special Skaters is a free volunteer program which helps developmentally delayed athletes of all ages master the sport of ice skating. Many of our skaters compete in the Special Olympics Winter Games figure and speed skating events. There is a registration fee of $10 per year. Skate rentals, ice time and volunteer instuction are free of charge.
More About Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain
Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain, complete with skating rink, was completed in 1958. A second rink was built in 1983. In 1986 the arena became the official practice and training facility of Stanley Cup Champions New Jersey Devils.
The facility boasts recent renovations, including a large lobby, a skylight, automatic doors, three party/meeting rooms, a concession stand, a pro shop and an arcade. Rink one has new seats, boards, glass and compressor. Rink two has a new dehumidification system.