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Tyrone Borough offering hockey clinics

Tyrone Borough is offering two free roller hockey clinics during the next several days.
The clinics are for boys and girls interested in learning to play the game. The clinics will be held at the roller hockey rink at Reservoir Park, next to the swimming pool.
The first clinic is scheduled for this Thursday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. for boys and girls between five and 10-years-old. The second clinic is scheduled for Thursday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. for boys and girls between 11 and 17-years-old.
The borough is advising those who have their own equipment to bring it with them. Equipment needed includes roller blades, hockey sticks, knee/elbow pads, gloves and helmets (with a face cage). However, those who do not have all or any equipment are being encouraged to participate.
In a press release issued to The Daily Herald last week, borough officials said they have been gathering equipment during the past couple of years and they have a considerable amount that can be shared. The equipment includes many pairs of roller blades that have been donated. The borough will give the equipment to anyone in need that wants to play.
The borough’s press release encouraged people to “celebrate the introduction of yet another new activity for the youth of our community.” Borough officials noted they are seeking participation from volunteers.
There is no fee to use the rink. The borough is asking those wanting to use the roller rink to take care of the park. The rink will be open from 8 a.m. to dusk, as is the lower portion of the park after a recent Tyrone Borough Council vote.
The park pavilion 1/playground area is now open after the vote earlier this month to allow that portion of the park to be open earlier in the spring before the opening of the entire park on Memorial Day. The council action of May 8 took immediate effect this year. It also allowed the pavilion 1/playground area to remain open for the month of October after the upper part of the park closes on September 30. In 2007, the lower portion of the park will open on April 1.
The borough’s release said the rink was built with “our young people in mind.” However, the borough said “mom and dad” were welcome if they “want to try their skills.” The borough encourages use of the rink by family and friends. Tyrone Borough will also be scheduling a family skate night in the near future.
For more information on the clinics or the hockey rink, contact Kim at the borough office at 684-1330.