From an expansive ice arena to indoor water fun, Macomb Township boasts recreation options for families and individuals.
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Friday, February 1
This state-of-the-art, 57,000-square-foot center has an indoor water park complete with two pools, water slide, lazy river and other features. There's a child watch room, teen game room, workout facilities, figure-eight running track and more. Figure skaters, hockey players and folks who just enjoy open ice time congregate at this sprawling arena next to the township rec center. It has two NHL-sized ice surfaces, a pro shop, skate rentals, a food stand and more. This 94-acre park is generally open from April 15 to the first snowfall. It has a one-mile asphalt walking path, two football fields, two soccer fields, three lighted baseball diamonds, an inline skating rink, a playscape, a picnic pavilion, a concession stand and restrooms. The …
Taylor Hliebay and partner Jacob Schenten will perform James Bond-themed routine
Taylor Hliebay laces her skates, puts on her game face and hits the ice. She’s ready to win - again - and at only 12 years of age, this Macomb Township athlete has set her site on a national title. Taylor Hliebay and partner Jacob Schenten will compete Jan. 25 at the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Staking Competition in Omaha. Coach Scott Omlor is helping the pair prepare their two-minute, freestyle James Bond-themed routine. There’s three jumps, two spins and two lifts in the ice dance. “The hardest part is keeping my energy up,” Hliebay said. “I have to keep pushing myself and keep going because in the end I’m really tired.” The Iroquois Middle School seventh grader has been skating since she first enrolled in how-to classes at age five …
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There's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and the skies will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. With this weather in mind, you may want to plan indoor activities for this day of spring break. Mount Clemens Ice Arena will host spring break skate every day this week, as well as April 9, from noon-1:50 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4.50 for seniors/students, with $3 skate rental. Suburban Ice Macomb will hold its regular open skate every day from noon-1:50 p.m. Admission is $3 for all ages, with $2 skate rental. The arena will run extra Sticks & Pucks and Drop-In hockey sessions this week. Call 586-992-8600 for specific times.