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Skate-Swapping Fun At Dix Hills Rink 

Families exchange skating equipment at the annual “Skate Swap” at the Dix Hills Ice Rink.

Tons of Town of Huntington skaters swapped helmets, padding, jerseys, skates and other ice skating equipment Nov. 9 at the Town of Huntington’s biannual Skate Swap at the Dix Hills Ice Rink.

Residents were encouraged to drop off gently used hockey equipment and figure skating equipment to the ice rink and received one voucher per item donated for the “Skate Swap”. Residents who were unable to make a donation ahead of time were permitted to shop the swap with a donation made to the Huntington Youth Council. Members of the Huntington Youth Council were on hand to assist “Skate Swap” shoppers as they browsed through the donated merchandise.

“The biannual ‘Skate Swap’ is a fun event that brings the hockey and figure skating communities together,” said Councilwoman Susan Berland. “Skating equipment is quite expensive, so offering this equipment bazaar where families can pick up ‘new’ items while donating their ‘older’ items helps everyone. I would like to thank the Huntington Youth Council for being the sales associates for the day and the Dix Hills Ice Rink staff for making sure everything ran smoothly.”

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