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Hudson Valley Community College Sets Skating Programs, Pilates, Aerobics in January

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007

Hudson Valley Community College will offer learn to skate programs for children and adults and several other courses to get you moving and back in shape, beginning in January.

The popular “Mice on Ice” program, which teaches skating to children ages 3 to 5, includes a 30-minute session of fun and games on the ice for preschoolers. The course runs in two time slots - 10 - 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 – 11 a.m., on Tuesday mornings, beginning January 22, and runs for six sessions.

“Beginning Skating for Kids and Adults” is for beginning skaters ages 8 and up and also runs at 10 a.m., on Tuesday mornings, starting January 22. The course is for any skaters who need to learn to skate or work on basic skills, and runs for six sessions.

The college’s recreational aerobics course will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning January 14. “Moderate Hi-Lo Aerobics” offers a complete cardiovascular workout as well as stretching and a strength training component. It runs for 31 sessions.

Two short courses in Pilates will be offered on Wednesdays, beginning January 9. “Pilates Mini-Session” will run from 5:15 to 6 p.m., and “Intermediate Pilates Mini-Session” will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Try out these small four-session courses to give your body a boost during the winter months.

For more information, contact the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339 or

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.