We are Family Skating

 Family Skating-The Family Behind it

KRIS FREDjpg Family skating – that’s us. Fred and Kristian. Father and son.  Family is the theme at Port Washington for all of here.  We have numerous sets of fathers and sons, either working or coaching .  Plusa few that have “retired”.  We have mothers and daughters, too.   Phil and Matt.  Mark SR and Jr.  Larry and Derek. Lilah and Jake. Sharon and Tate, Dan and Suzanne… It’s been that way since we started back in 1994.

I’ve been at Port Washington since then,  running the business and watching families grow up. It’s a little odd since I was never a skater.  Kris has skated since he was very young – usually with his brother. They’d come with me for two trips around the rink and a hot chocolate when they were really young.  Kris has skated a lot more since then-coaching at Port since he was 16.  Kris  joined me at Port for full time work over 10 years ago.

Our job at Port Washington is creating  memories and friendshiops -good memories of wins (and even losses), and enduring links – between members of families, between players and coaches, between players and teammates. In the course of doing this we have also given many the spark and encouragement to help  them  become very good athletes — and more importantly — helped them 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 here with  memories of good times shared.

See you at the rink!

Fred Nielsen owner of Port Washington Skating Center

Fred Nielsen