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Glide For A Cause During Annual Hamptons Skate-A-Thon And Hockey Game

Nicole Barylski

The event wraps up with the hockey game. (Courtesy Photo)

The Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton will once again open its ice rink for a very special winter happening, the eighth annual Katy's Courage Skate-A-Thon, on Sunday, February 10.

"We can't believe this is the eighth annual Katy's Courage Skate-A-Thon!" Katy's Courage Co-Founders Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart relayed.

The Skate-A-Thon will commence at 3 p.m. with a ceremonial puck throw. Then, be prepared to be wowed during a figure skating recital by local ice dancers and their coaches at 3:30 p.m. The Skate-A-Thon will take place from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and then it's time for another exciting ice event, the hockey game, which begins at 6 p.m.

"We look forward to this day every year and we couldn't do it without the help of Buckskill Winter Club and support of this generous community. It's a great day for families and the skaters," the duo noted.

When attendees need a break from the action, they can pick up some sweets at the bake sale or take a chance on some of the exciting raffles. The winners will be announced at 6 p.m.

"We'd like to give a special thank you to the DeGroots and Cory Lillie for helping organize this event," Collins and Stewart expressed.

Prior to the official Skate-A-Thon start, there will be skating classes from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and a regular public skate from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Proceeds from the afternoon will support Katy's Courage, a Sag Harbor-based organization founded in honor of Katy Stewart, an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer. The not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to championing education, children's bereavement support and pediatric cancer research.

"We're so grateful and continue to be amazed year after year!" the duo concluded.

Pre-registration is required for the puck throw and hockey game. A rain date is set for Sunday, February 17.

The fee to participate in the Skate-A-Thon is $30 and the hockey game registration fee is $40.

Buckskill Winter Club is located at 178 Buckskill Road in East Hampton. For more information, visit katyscourage.org.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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