FREE ice skating at philly’s rinks!
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  It’s February. Its 50 degrees outside – temperatures Philadelphia has enjoyed for several weeks now. Daffodils and snowdrops are budding, Spring is definitely on the way.  But, we can still ice skate. That’s right, the Department of  Parks & Recreation operates five ice rinks throughout the city, all which have public skating sessions that are free […]

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The Kroc Center in Philadelphia: Rates and Review
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Wow.  Just wow.  The place is off-the-hook, first-rate, state of the art, just amazingly impressive.  At least for me it was.  As someone who grew up in suburban YMCA’s, this was like suddenly being in prime time.  A beautiful facility. The Salvation Army Kroc center is very conveniently located for GAP area families.  From Chestnut […]

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It’s almost here: The unofficial start of summer… OUTDOOR POOLS OPENING!

thumbs up for the slide at flourtown swim club! There were 69 pools open across the 10 districts in Philadelphia last year. Here’s the list of Philadelphia Public Pools that opened in 2010; the list should be almost identical this year: http://www.phila.gov/recreation/sports/Pool_Locations.html As you figure out your own summer swimming plans, please consider contributing to the Splash and […]

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CHYSC Soccer. Sign-up.

I know, it’s difficult to believe.  Now, just when we’ve finally seen our first taste of real spring weather, it’s time to sign up for fall soccer.  And yet, it’s true.  The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club registration for fall soccer is now open.  It will be open for a few months, but if you’re […]

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Spring Sport sign-ups

Well, the fields might be soggy and icy right now, but it’s really time for sign-ups for community spring sports.  Mt. Airy Baseball registration is open, and the winter clinics are currently underway at Ambler Sports Academy.  Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club is celebrating it’s 50th year of baseball, with registration currently running for both […]

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Time to Suit Up…

No, not a Santa suit… we thankfully still have a few weeks for that.  But with December on its way, it’s time for youth basketball in the GAP area.  Here are two local spots for hoops: Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Basketball League (ages 6 & up)Co-ed league with once/week practice and once/week games.  Coached by […]

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First in the Pool! The Germantown Y is Back!

The long-awaited re-opening of the Germantown Y officially happened with an open house last weekend.  After two years of closed doors due to flooding damage, the Y is back in business.  Though it’s been through $300,000 in renovations and improvements, there is still more work needed.  Consequently, the Y is still in search of donations, […]

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Tennis

As the weather gets warmer and warmer I’ve been thinking about tennis– a sport I used to do as a kid and absolutely loved. I never took lessons and never got very good at it but I adored taking up the racket and hitting the ball as hard as I could, and then trying different […]

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