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Power Play for more fun, fitness
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Power Play Skating Arena is making moves to pick up its game.
Owner Cherise Hecker was the guest speaker Wednesday during the Ripon Rotary noon meeting at the Spring Creek Country Club.
She told Rotarians that Power Play at South Acacia and Doak Boulevard is offering open skate session five days per week with what she described as family fun for all ages Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. throughout the summer.  She said it is only $7 for the weekday sessions including skate rental compared to only $9 for weekend sessions.
Following the meeting she took several Rotarians back to her rink for a short tour.
Weekend open skate sessions are 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.
There’s roller hockey for children and adults with league play for all levels.  A drop-in hockey clinic is held every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m.
Ripon Unified Superintendent Ziggy Robeson saying she hopes she can make use of the rink as rewards for students through the school district.
“Learn to play hockey from our staff and coaches,” Hecker said. “No registration is required and equipment is provided.”
Hecker is also sponsoring a Lil’ Kickers National Soccer Program at the rink that is now doubling as an indoor soccer arena.  Classes are forming now, she said, for children from 18 months to 9 years old with age appropriate soccer skills and play.
The sales room with skater equipment is next to rooms available for parties and meetings.  Hecker is anxious to see the community use the available rooms to celebrate special occasions.  Food is available at the Puck Stop Cafe and through Pizza Plus that has offered to take orders over the phone and deliver a variety of packages to the rink for parties and events.
The Puck Stop Cafe is open during weekend sessions.
For more information call Cherese at 209.858.8874 or the rink number 599.2479 or online or