We are Family Skating

 Family Skating-The Family Behind it

KRIS FREDjpg  Family is the theme at Port Washington for all  who skate here and all who work here. That’s us. Fred and Kristian.-father and son. We’ve worked together for over 15 years.  We also have numerous sets of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters either working or coaching . Most have been here for many years.  It’s been that way since we started back in 1994.

Running the business and watching families grow up has been my life for the past 25 years.  It’s a little odd since I was never a skater.  Kris has skated since he was very young – usually with his brother – who now lives and plays his hockey on the West Coast. .  We’d skate a little on Friday nights – with me- for two trips around the rink and a hot chocolate.  Both of them  have skated a lot more since then-I wish I had kept up with them.

Our job at Port Washington is creating  memories and friendships -good memories of wins (and even losses), and enduring links – between players and coaches, between players and teammates, and between members of families as well.  We have also given many the spark and encouragement to maintain a healthy lifestyle  and even  help  them to  become very good athletes — and more importantly —  become very good citizens.  We have had teams play at MSG, Nassau Coliseum and  Barclays and have sent teams to State  and National Tournaments.  Not too bad for a small,  neighborly sort of place.

We hope you have the opportunity to come in and join  the fun and excitement of skating and hockey.  We hope you will stay with us for as long as you can, and  leave with  memories of good times shared as so many others have done.

See you at the rink!

Fred Nielsen owner of Port Washington Skating Center

Fred Nielsen

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