Winter Sports Deals

By Shannon Sommerville

Published 02/06 2014 03:55PM

Updated 02/06 2014 05:16PM

All week we've been taking a look at the costs associated with playing winter sports. After all, they're the ones that have the reputations for being the most expensive. Equipment costs alone can be rather intimidating. The cost of ice skates, lift tickets, skis, hockey pads can add up to hundreds of dollars. There are great deals to be found though.

If you're interested in figure skating check out the Binghamton Figure Skating Club. Where a club membership for $65 gets you discounts on ice time and opportunities for competitions.

Now the Broome Community College Rink is currently closed due to a mechanical failure.But the Chenango Ice Rink offers open skates Friday and Saturday nights from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are just $2.

If you're looking to kick things up a knotch with hockey the Southern Tier Hockey Association has one of the best equipment sales of the year.

Romney Shelepak, VP of Administration and Treasurer says, "The one great thing that we offer is every year in September right after the kids get back to school we have our annual equipment swap which is a great opportunity for kids to come out and get used hockey equipment at a really reasonable price. Which helps because the cost of the equipment is one of the major components of playing."

The Hockey Shop in Binghamton also has some great deals.

For those looking to hit the slopes either competitively or recreationally, The Triple Cities Ski Club is the way to go. A $10 per year membership for adults gets you discounts on lift tickets up to $20 off, Discounts tickets for Ski Trips, Group rates at Ski Resorts, and your wallet will be thanking you if you attend their Annual Ski Sale in November. Its also a great way to meet people, socialize and stay fit and active.

Binghamton has the two ingredients for winter activities: cold weather and snow.

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