Figure Skating Lessons with Joanna Dumitrascu are offered to Kent youngsters, ages 6 and up. The 2015-16 sessions are Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2015 and Jan. 2, 9, 2016; second session is Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2016. The program meets Saturday mornings at the Kent School ice rink, Route 341W. Beginning student lessons are 7-7:30 a.m.; intermediate and above lessons are 7:30-8 a.m.; registered students may skate also during the 30 minutes oppose their lesson time. Registration fee is $66/student per session. Students may wear figure or hockey skates and must wear a hat on the ice. Registration form available on the website under "Forms" or for registration form and information, contact Park and Recreation at 860-927-1003.
Housy Hoops Basketball - open to Region 1 boys in grades 5-8. The program fields teams in the Route 44 travel basketball League Jr. Division for grades 5-6 and Sr. Division for grades 7-8. The program is designed to prepare players for competitive play. For more information, contact Matt Mette, 860-364-1400.
Martial Arts Class, sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation, meets Mondays at the Kent Community House. A new 10-week session begins Nov. 2, 2015. Ages 3-6 meet from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; ages 7 through adult meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $70/10-week session. Martial arts training has been shown to reduce stress, increase confidence, self-discipline, focus and respect in addition to the self-defense benefits. Registration form available under "Forms" and can be returned to the Park and Rec office, Town Hall, or brought to the first class.
Youth Lacrosse Programs: Recreational clinic for Region One girls in grades 1-4; Recreational program for Region One boys in grades 1-4; Girls Lacrosse Club, girls in grades 5-8 meet in the spring, dates for 2016 tba. To register, contact Lisa McAuliffe at 860-435-5186 or email recreationdirector @salisburyct.us