• Skating Protest At Verona Park?

    We’ve got some cranky skaters in Verona today. Someone has very carefully altered the sign at the Lakeside entrance to Verona Park from reading “No Skating Today” to “No Skating EVER”. There has been no skating on...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Top Stories For December 2016

    Deaths seem to have dominated the news in Verona in 2016, and December was no different: Three well-known members of our community passed away. But we also found bright spots, from the thousands of sparkling lights on...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Memories Of Verona Park Skating

    When we were little, at this time of year we would be looking forward to the advent of ice skating on Verona Lake. I don’t remember how we were notified when the ice was thick enough for...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Summer Skating At Codey Arena

    Verona’s Steve Ruggiero, who is now the director of Essex County’s Codey Arena, has let us know about two ice skating programs that are starting up just as the weather outdoors is heating up. First, Codey is...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • No Skating Yet On Verona Park Lake

    Sarah O’Farrell is an avid ice skater–and an even more avid pond skater–and she emailed us last night to ask when, oh when, the ice would be open for skating in Verona Park. So we called up...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Skating Show Coming To Codey Arena

    On Thursday, December 19, you can see international figure skaters perform live at the Codey Arena before they head to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Verona resident Steve Ruggiero is Codey’s director, and says that the...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Codey Arena Plans Skating Open House, Ice Show

    If you love ice skating and skating sports, you’re going to want to know about the open house coming up this Saturday, October 12, at the Codey Arena in West Orange. Steve Ruggiero, the Verona resident who...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Family Ice Skating Fundraiser

    The Verona-Glen Ridge hockey team will hold its annual family skate fundraiser on Friday, February 22 at the Codey Arena in West Orange from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Skating is free and there will be skate rentals...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Winter Break: Citi Pond At Bryant Park

    Our first trip to Citi Pond at Bryant Park was two years ago. We stumbled on it while in Manhattan when my mother-in-law was visiting. I was immediately taken with the idea of skating outdoors in a...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Let The Ice Begin

    There’s wood stacked up for the boathouse fireplace and a sheet of ice on Verona Park Lake. It’s enough to support the water bottles, branches and stray bits of Halloween pumpkin that have blown onto the lake,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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