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Chilled Ponds Skating Chesapeake

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Chilled Ponds Skating
1416 Stephanie Way
Chesapeake
VA
23320
Tel: 757 420-4488

Where are we going today?

Get those skates on kids, we're off to Chilled Ponds!

Chilled Ponds is a very COOL (literally!) indoor skating facility, where the whole family can enjoy some time out on the ice. It's a great way to spend time together, and it keeps kids active, which is so important!

Chilled Ponds has a number of activities that you can enjoy, whether you're a complete novice, or a seasoned pro with some pretty cool tricks up your sleeve.

If you want to have a go at ice skating, then the public sessions are perfect for you! They have different session times across the year, so you can always find one that suits. What better way to spend the day than to skating to super cool music?

For those who are a little nervous about getting on the ice, or those who want to improve their already awesome skills, then check out Chilled Ponds "Learn To Skate" lessons. They even have lessons for home schoolers, as well as lessons for little ones even as young as three, to get used to the ice.

Keep an eye out for the fun themed nights you can enjo, including Glow in the Dark Friday Night skating!

And if skating wasn't enough for you, check out the hockey at Chilled Ponds. From lessons, to youth leagues, it's a great sport where kids can learn a new skill, make new friends, and even compete!

So kids, next time your parents say "get your skates on", you just might be going to Chilled Ponds!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10 public skating
  • Children$8 public skating (Under 7 years)
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Public sessions time vary so check before you go

All year round

Teachers corner

There are lessons for kids as young as 3, and each set of classes are geared toward age or experience, so you can ensure your children attend the one perfect for them!.

I'm Hungry!

It's worth grabbing lunch in the nearby area before or after your session. .

Healthy Eating!

You can't eat or drink on the ice, but its worth keeping healthy snacks and bottled water in your bag as ice skating can use up a LOT of energy!.

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you wear loose, warm fitting or flexible clothing, and gloves help the little ones. Keep hair tied back, and wear above the ankle socks. Helmets are a good idea too!.

Need a little extra help?

You can pick up a walker, which is a skating aid for beginners or kiddies, for $20 with a refundable deposit..

Can I get one of those?

You can rent skates at the rink. The admission price is with or without skates. .

More information

You can have birthday parties at the rink! Check out the options and celebrate in style!.

What people are saying?

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    It’s annoying when I see all these views about complaining parents, and how nasty it is, because it’s not true. Some parents complain about how there kids get benched, don’t complain to the coaches or especially not to this because if your kids getting benched its because he bad and doesn’t put in work so don’t complain about them not playing.
    Josh Martin had the best comment

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    I've been playing for the whalers for a few years now and as I read most of these reviews I call bs, yes they do have 2 rinks. When they opened the 2nd it needed time to smoothen out, after that it was perfect. I read one comment saying how someone bribed the skate sharpener guy so that he only sharpened the home team's skates. The people that work there a pretty good people and would never do something like that. Another comment stated how the home team's schedule was favored to them which is also very wrong... And my final statement is a woman...Read More

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    The Devils are the best team I've seen so far they do their best and give it their all

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    After participating for one year as a parent of a youth ice hockey player, I want to post my honest assessment of Whaler Nation youth ice hockey program. Bottom line … If you want to invest in your son or daughter’s youth ice hockey aspiration, don’t spend your time and money at Whaler Nation youth ice hockey program.
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    • Whaler Nation has a good summer program to develop speed and puck handling. The two of their trainers were outstanding. The program was 4 times a week.
    • The uniforms looked great and Physical Therapy office was...Read More

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    I have given CP a chance for almost a year now, and every time I run into a mess. First, the condition of the facility is appalling considering it's age. The bathrooms are a disaster, the locker rooms are disgusting and unclean. There is always water on the floor, TP and other gross items. It would take no time at all for the staff to run checks after teams leave the locker rooms. They don't properly care for the ice so it's usually pretty bad.

    Speaking of the staff, this is perhaps the most consistent let down. From the owner on down, no one...Read More

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by Josh Martin

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I've been playing for the whalers for a few years now and as I read most of these reviews I call bs, yes they do have 2 rinks. When they opened the 2nd it needed time to smoothen out, after that it was perfect. I read one comment saying how someone bribed the skate sharpener guy so that he only sharpened the home team's skates. The people that work there a pretty good people and would never do something like that. Another comment stated how the home team's schedule was favored to them which is also very wrong... And my final statement is a woman who was shaming the "whaler gang" I guarantee you that same lady is the lady that never stops complaining and won't shut up during the games and is "that parent" but overall it's a great rink and people need to stop nitpicking on every little detail.

by MrSantosrjr

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After participating for one year as a parent of a youth ice hockey player, I want to post my honest assessment of Whaler Nation youth ice hockey program. Bottom line … If you want to invest in your son or daughter’s youth ice hockey aspiration, don’t spend your time and money at Whaler Nation youth ice hockey program.
Pros
• Whaler Nation has a good summer program to develop speed and puck handling. The two of their trainers were outstanding. The program was 4 times a week.
• The uniforms looked great and Physical Therapy office was on site.
• Great goalie program. They brought junior league goalies to train and focus on specific drills.
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• Pup atmosphere, not sport nor family oriented atmosphere. This was the first time I seen an ice arena serving and selling alcohol during practices and games. With a lot of kids and minor in the area I thought this was not the place to sell these types of beverages.

• Team coaches were very negative and did not provide positive influence to the kids. Regardless and what they did; win or lose, it was always negative. My fear was this negativity would affect youth players and diminish the passion for the sport. And it did.
• Chilled pond has two ice rinks. One of them was not operational for the first six months of the season. Without the additional rink, it limits the opportunity for kids to practice stick and puck during weekend or weekday. Also, team practices were very late.

• Team coaches benched complete line to give more ice time to other lines. Perception was they gave more ice time to their own kids during the games.

• No team camaraderie. Kids were out of control in the locker room and bullying same team mate.

• The coaches were always drink alcohol beverages after the games. The perception of alcoholism was obvious. Then on the next game; they were out of control. They were screaming, cursing and out of control. It was disgraceful. In a couple of occasion; referees threaten to kick the coaches out of the game. My perception was they were hangover from the previous night, they didn’t know what was going on and didn’t develop a game plan for the game.

• Youth hockey players got frustrated with the coaches because they didn't understand the drills and said the drills would not apply during the game getting them more confused. Kids would ask for clarification and the coaches would tell them just figure it out.

I did have the opportunity to discuss all these issues with the Director; however, he didn’t see an issue with it. His words were; “ice time is earned, not given”. I paid $3,000 for my son or daughter to play hockey, not to be a bench warmer. In my opinion, I do not recommend the Whaler Nation youth ice hockey program.

by Steven Long

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I have given CP a chance for almost a year now, and every time I run into a mess. First, the condition of the facility is appalling considering it's age. The bathrooms are a disaster, the locker rooms are disgusting and unclean. There is always water on the floor, TP and other gross items. It would take no time at all for the staff to run checks after teams leave the locker rooms. They don't properly care for the ice so it's usually pretty bad.

Speaking of the staff, this is perhaps the most consistent let down. From the owner on down, no one really seems to care at all. Every time I enter, I am greeted with the "I hate my job" look by someone just going through the motions. I brought my kids to skate during a really busy open skate. The line to "rent" a helper for the kids, the metal horse that kids can hold onto and skate, was at least 10 minutes long as it was run by the same person handing out rental skates. Someone in line was waiting to return theirs and explained to me that they are $5 that is refundable when you turn it back in. So, I gave him $5 and saved us both 10 minutes of ice time. When I went to return it, I was told by the owner that because I didn't have a wrist band for it, that I could not get my $5 back. She accused me of lying and was just down right mean. Maybe if she bothered to notice I was skating there at that point 3 times a week, she would have known I was a regular customer. In any case, I was out the $5 and I certainly wasn't thrilled about the reason given. I don't understand why anyone would steel these anyway, all of them looked to be falling apart, like the rest of the place.

I play hockey, and decided to play for a team there. I only ended up playing half of the games, and as per my prior experience, should be refunded the games I did not play. After speaking to the hockey director, she said she would look into the matter and get back to me. My phone calls to the cell phone she gave to me went un-returned for a month and the texts I could see her reading were met with the same fate. After calling from an out of town phone number, she finally picked up and said, she had just been busy. I was then told she herself was owed a refund for over 6 months and to take it up with accounting. I later find out that the accounting department is the owner, who also doesn't bother to return my calls.

I have been skating and playing hockey for 25+ years and have never been treated so poorly. Stick to Iceland where the people are friendly and the programs are well managed with competent staff.

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